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March 2013 What's Happening @ LWLC : Featured Items

National Nutrition Month 2013

The National Nutrition Month 2013 theme, “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day,” encourages personalized healthy eating styles and recognizes that food preferences, lifestyle, cultural and ethnic traditions and health concerns all impact individual food choices.

National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. 

Let's Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Sure, this is an ambitious goal. But with your help, we can do it.

MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image—a place setting for a meal. Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl. To learn more about building a healthy plate, select a food group below.

Fooducate Are you confused by ingredient lists, nutrition labels, health claims and marketing hype? Fooducate is here to help. Fooducate is a team of parents, dietitians, and techies here to help you understand food labels and nutrition information. Fooducate is here to help you make better food choices. 

Music in Our Schools Month

Music programs nationwide are in danger. State and local legislators are attempting to make up for funding shortfalls in this difficult economy by cutting education budgets, which can place school music at risk. Advocacy takes place on many fronts, and advocates for music education need to learn to speak to different audiences, each of whom has a key contribution to make. Music In Our Schools Month – March 2013 – is a perfect time to get involved and do your part to ensure that America’s students have access to a comprehensive, sequential music education taught by exemplary music educators! (Source: National Association for Music Education)

Share Your Story — How has music affected your life? Add your story to our growing collection and help NAfME convince decision makers that music must be protected in school.

Freedom of Information Day - March 16

Freedom of Information Day celebrates and recognizes a valuable concept in American rights. March 16th is the birth date of James Madison, the 4th president of the United States of America. James Madison is recognized as the “Father of the Constitution,” and the chief author of the “Bill of Rights.” 

American Library Association Office of Intellectual Freedom - Office for Intellectual Freedom is charged with implementing ALA policies concerning the concept of intellectual freedom as embodied in the Library Bill of Rights, the Association’s basic policy on free access to libraries and library materials.

First Amendment Center - The center serves as a forum for the study and exploration of free-expression issues, including freedom of speech, of the press and of religion, and the rights to assemble and to petition the government.

Freedom of Information/Privacy Act - Get the facts. Know your rights!

OpenTheGovernment.org - Americans for less secrecy and more democracy!

Project on Government Insight - (POGO) is a nonpartisan independent watchdog that champions good government reforms. POGO’s investigations into corruption, misconduct, and conflicts of interest achieve a more effective, accountable, open, and ethical federal government.

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press - Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press provides free legal advice, resources, support and advocacy to protect the First Amendment and Freedom of Information rights of journalists working in areas where U.S. law applies, regardless of the medium in which their work appears.

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