March is National Nutrition Month

Nutrition for Growing Bodies Do you want to raise happy, healthy and successful kids? Children and teens need the right fuel for growing, learning and developing. This means foods and beverages with plenty of nutrients (protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals) and not too many calories, fats or sugars.

The secret to feeding a healthy family is to serve delicious nutrient-rich foods at every meal and snack. When children fill up on the right stuff – high quality nutrition for their bodies and brains – they will naturally have less room for the nutrient-poor choices (soft drinks, chips, candy, desserts).

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Civil rights in America: 2014 Black History Month Theme

Black History Month   Resources for recognizing Black History Month. Last Updated: Feb 6, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts Civil Rights Act

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History has selected Civil Rights in America to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

“The history of civil rights in the United States is largely the story of free people of color and then African Americans to define and enumerate what rights pertain to citizens in civil society. It has been the history of enlisting political parties to recognize the need for our governments, state More >

February is Black History Month

Black History Month


  Civil Rights March on Washington D.C. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and Mathew Ahmann, Executive Director of the National Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice, in a crowd. (August 28, 1963)

(Picture courtesy the U.S. National Archives.)   Black History Month is a month set aside to learn, honor, and celebrate the achievements of black men and women throughout history. Since its inception, Black History Month has always been celebrated in February. Find out how Black History Month originated, why February was chosen, and what the annual theme for Black More >