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Ronald McDonald Grant Doesn’t Clown Around With Kids Health

The Ronald McDonald House Charities try to improve the health and well being of children directly. The charity takes a holistic, family-centered approach to helping bring kids care. The Ronald McDonald House Charity hopes to partner with organizations that take an innovative approach to addressing the health needs of the population of kids. The deadline for this grant is November 13, 2011.

The Maximus Charitable Foundation makes Maximum Impact

The Maximus Charitable Foundation is a health and human services grant program. Its motto is to help the government serve the people. The goal is to help disadvantaged individuals achieve self-sufficiency and personal growth, particularly those programs serving kids.  The grant amounts vary. The deadlines for grants is  August 31.

Ronald McDonald Grant Doesn’t Clown Around With Kids Health

The Ronald McDonald House Charities try to improve the health and well being of children directly. The charity takes a holistic, family-centered approach to helping bring kids care. The Ronald McDonald House Charity hopes to partner with organizations that take an innovative approach to addressing the health needs of the population of kids. The deadline for this grant is August 5, 2011.

 

Teens Living Near Fast Food Eat More Fast Food, Study Finds

Following in the footsteps of the familiar movie maxim, “If you build it, they will come,” a new study found California teens that live in neighborhoods with lots of fast food restaurants eat lots of fast food. The study found that the average California teen lives or goes to school in an area with more than seven times as many fast food restaurants, liquor stores and convenience stores as healthy food options such as farmers markets and grocery stores.

The unsurprising result: the average California teen is 18 percent more likely to eat fast food at least twice a week than teens who live in neighborhoods with more healthy options.

All of that junk food leads to the intake of excess calories that often leads to obesity, diabetes and other health problems, according to the research.

"We have put our children and youth in harm's way,” said Robert K. Ross, M.D., president and CEO of the California Endowment, which funded the study. “And they are paying the price for our carelessness. If nothing is done, this will be the first generation to live shorter lives than their parents."

The study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research recommends more farm-to school options and better zoning to bring healthier options to neighborhoods.

Read more information at Science Daily. The policy brief is available here.

 

Keeping Teens Summer Safe, a Resource Guide from the CDC

The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Ga.Extra time behind the wheel, long days at the lake and added exposure to the sun are just a few of the hazards kids and teens face as summer officially grabs hold. Unfortunately not everyone gets the summer months off. Parents are left to pick up the slack and still put in their 40 hours each week to pay the bills. So how do you keep your kids safe and the boss happy at the same time?

The Centers for Disease Control has made available a wealth of resources for parents asking themselves that very question. ‘Keep Kids Safe and Healthy during the Summer’ aims to be a one-stop shop for just about anybody looking for answers.

JJIE's pitch on Spot.Us, a journalism crowd funding platform.Of course youthful hazards don’t stop with the chiming of the school bells in August. The CDC also offers a breadth of additional resources for keeping kids, teens and families healthy the year round.

JJIE is also crowd-funding our own bit of child safety research through an experimental collaboration with Spot.Us. We’ll keep you posted.