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An online collection of education, income and health news by and for United Ways and their community partners
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Better Education=Healthier Lives | Public Health

Better Education=Healthier Lives | Public Health | United Way | Scoop.it

“Better Education = Healthier Lives” tells a visual story on role of education in the health of our communities.

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The Annie E. Casey Foundation/Spark Action KIDS COUNT Infographics Challenge Launches September 5!

The Annie E. Casey Foundation/Spark Action KIDS COUNT Infographics Challenge Launches September 5! | United Way | Scoop.it

It's not only what you say, it's how you say it.

 

Here’s your chance to create your own “beautiful thing”— a clear, colorful infographic that engages, educates and entertains—and win cool prizes for your effort.  We invite you to enter the KIDS COUNT Infographics Challenge!

 

The Challenge is a crowd-sourced competition that asks young people (13 to 21) and adults (22 and older) to creatively present the 2012 KIDS COUNT (http://datacenter.kidscount.org/) data that matter most to them. Focus on data about your city, your state or an issue area that affects the nation as a whole. It's up to you, because we know it's not just what you say that matters, it's how you say it.

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The Takeaway - Teaching Financial Literacy in Schools

The Takeaway - Teaching Financial Literacy in Schools | United Way | Scoop.it
The 2008 financial crisis and the great recession exposed Americans' flawed understanding of personal finance. Now the Obama Administration is making a push for financial literacy, starting with children as young as three years old.
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CDC - Nutrition - Facts - Adolescent and School Health

Diet and Academic Performance

Eating a healthy breakfast is associated with improved cognitive function (especially memory), reduced absenteeism, and improved mood.

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Plant Tomatoes. Harvest Lower Crime Rates.

Plant Tomatoes. Harvest Lower Crime Rates. | United Way | Scoop.it
A growing body of research shows that urban farms reduce violence.
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