Monthly Archives: September 2010

Kids Deserve Nutritious Food!

via Florida Impact on Twitter: All Children deserve access to nutritious food! Pass H.R. 5504. NO cuts to SNAP (formerly known as “Food Stamps”). Sign the Florida Paper Plate Campaign here.

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Report Shows Foster Children Struggle To Learn

USA Today recently reported research findings confirming that bouncing from home to home exacts a significant toll on a child’s ability to learn. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of California at Berkeley, shows that foster children consistently … Continue reading

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Protect Profits, Not Kids – FL Insurers Stop Writing “Child-Only” Policies

As reported by The Palm Beach Post: Most of Florida’s major health insurers have stopped writing new “child-only” insurance policies, and  some of them pulled out of the market just days before new federal health-care provisions required insurers to provide full coverage … Continue reading

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So Obvious, But SO Important – REGISTER to VOTE!

The Children’s Campaign found the original image of this old “Register To Vote” photo in storage boxes a couple of weeks ago: Honor history and take action today. Support registration efforts and spread this poster across the state.  You can … Continue reading

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Poverty Hinders Education (Duh?)

Restating the obvious? Whatever, let’s take nothing away from the Fort Meyers News-Press, who has an excellent multimedia presentation about poverty and challenges in Southwest Florida. Check out the story and features here.

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Florida Is In The Top 3 Nationwide For Kids Without Health Insurance

The Orlando Business Journal reports that Florida is one of the top three states in the U.S. for uninsured children who are eligible for coverage under Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP, according to a report published … Continue reading

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Florida Has Received Over $5.7 Million In Federal $’s For Increasing Foster Care Adoptions

Florida has received more than $5.7 million in Federal $’s for increasing foster care kid adoptions, despite a drop in the past year. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday that Florida was one of 39 states … Continue reading

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Children’s Movement “Milk Party” Tour Comes To Broward

As we posted earlier, the Children’s Movement of Florida is a recently-formed nonpartisan group, based in Tallahassee, that is dedicated to  improving the lives of all kids in Florida. They’ve adopted the “Milk Party” moniker, and are presently traveling throughout the state … Continue reading

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Controversial Idea: Should Obese Kids Be Put In Foster Care?

In an article sure spark a firestorm of debate, the Orlando Sentinel reports in this story on an article by L.A. Times writer Karen Kaplan. According to a group of child health specialists from England and Ireland, children who are … Continue reading

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October Florida Gubernatorial Debate To Focus Solely On Children

The first-ever gubernatorial debate to focus solely on the future of Florida’s children will be held next month at the University of Miami and organizers expect both Democrat Alex Sink and Republican Rick Scott to participate. Working as partners with … Continue reading

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