Think you can go 30 days without drinking a sugary beverage? This November, challenge yourself to live a healthier life by choosing water instead of sugary drinks and take the NB3 Foundation’s Zero to 60 challenge. Why? Soda is the number one source of added sugar in the American diet and more than 30 percent of all calories from added sugars consumed daily come from sweetened beverages. Excessive consumption of sugar can lead to weight gain and increase the risk of chronic d
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its proposed new Lead and Copper Rule for a 60-day public comment period. EPA says, “The proposed rule will identify the most at-risk communities and ensure systems have plans in place to rapidly respond by taking actions to reduce elevated levels of lead in drinking water.” The proposed rule is published in the Federal Register. Click here to read the proposed rule or to submit a comment. Comment period is scheduled to c
Despite many advancements in the field of children’s environmental health over the past few decades, today’s children face an epidemic of chronic disease and developmental disabilities, most of which are linked to environmental exposures and our changing climate. There remains an urgent need to put children and families back into the forefront of our nation’s decisions regarding health and environment. October 10, 2019 marks the 4th annual Children’s Environmental Health Day.
Research shows that the beverages young children drink have a major impact on their long-term health. And with all the choices available these days, it can be confusing for parents and caregivers to know which are healthy and which should be avoided. Now, there are new recommendations from some of the nation’s leading health and nutrition organizations, describing what drinks are best for the healthy growth and development of kids ages five and under. These recent recommendat