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    Pediatric Research News Conference

    Congressmen and members of the Miller family spoke to reporters in the White House driveway following a bill signing ceremony for the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act, which funds…

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    Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act Signing

    President Obama signed the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act. The legislation funds additional research into pediatric cancer, autism, and other diseases. The bill was named…

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    Ana Connery on First Lady's Let's Move! Campaign

    Today’s Mama Vice President of Content Ana Connery spoke by phone about why she believed the first lady’s “Let’s Move!” campaign had been helpful to children.

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    Tracy Fox on First Lady's Let's Move! Campaign

    Food, Nutrition, and Policy Consultants President Tracy Fox spoke by phone about changes to food marketing in schools and to nutrition labels. These changes were part of First Lady…

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    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

    Dr. Alan Guttmacher, director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, talked about the role and mission of the institute.

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    Early Childhood Health Care

    Mark McClellan and Alice Rivlin led a discussion on improving health care. Among the topics addressed were investing in early childhood health care, integrating community development…

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    Newborn Health Screening Systems

    Witnesses testified on the reauthorization of the Newborn Screen Saves Lives Act. The law gives grants to states to screen newborn babies for health conditions.

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    Energy Drink Marketing Strategy

    Medical experts and business executives testified on the ways that that “energy ” drink companies market their products toward children.

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    Nutrition Programs for Women, Infants and Children

    Douglas Besharov talked about the Special Supplemental Nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children (commonly known as "WIC"). Topics included eligibility requirements, how WIC is…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments on the role of the government in feeding children who do not have enough to eat in their homes. The questions stemmed from a Washington Post…

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    Child Safety Issues

    Federal consumer product safety and transportation officials talked about how their agencies were working to prevent injuries to children and then responded to questions from members of the…

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    Numbers of Children with ADHD

    Dr. Patricia Quinn, a developmental pediatrician and director of the National Center for Girls with AD/HD, talked about a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

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    Summit on Childhood Obesity

    First lady Michelle Obama gave a keynote address at a childhood obesity summit which looked at ways the private sector can help parents promote a healthy lifestyle to their…

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    Child Health Policy in the U.S.

    Kristen Moore, president of Child Trends, Inc., and Edward Sondik, director of the National Center for Health Statistics, discussed a wide variety of topics related to child health and…

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    Billie Jean King Remarks on Child Fitness

    Tennis champion Billie Jean King talked about U.S. Tennis Association efforts to get more kids to participate in tennis and embrace a healthy and active lifestyle. She described tennis…

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    Early 20th Century Health Care

    Barbara Hammond talked about the history of the Open Air Baby Camp. It was developed as a summer ward for ill babies in the early 20th century as health care practitioners became more…

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    Regulation of School Vending Machines

    Stephanie Armour talked about Obama administration plans to release new rules regarding the types of snack foods sold in school vending machines, and she responded to telephone calls and…

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    Eliminating Childhood Hunger

    Panelists and governors talked about efforts by various state governments to end childhood hunger. This program was part of the National Governor’s Association conference.

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    Children's Health Insurance Program

    Samantha Artiga talked about Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the federal program that offers health insurance coverage for children in low-income families. She also…

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    Homeless Children and Youth Act, Panel 2

    Officials testified about the problem of youth homelessness and government barriers that prevent many homeless youth from receiving housing assistance.

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