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United Methodist Women’s Assembly May 4-7, 2006 Anaheim, California by Kelly C. Martini
01/20/2006 More than 8,000 women will gather at United Methodist Women’s Assembly on May 4-7, 2006, at the Anaheim, Calif., Convention Center. Part of a one-million member organization, the women are bonded by common concerns – the issues and struggles of women, children and youth.
Reading, Writing and Raspberries: Food and Nutrition in U.S. Schools by The Washington Office of Public Policy
07/20/2005 Every day, more than 26 million children in over 99,000 public and non-profit private schools across the country eat lunches subsidized by the National School Lunch Program.1 Good nutrition promotes education because children learned better when they ate better. “Education and food are fundamental conditions for health, as recognized by the World Declaration on Nutrition adopted by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the U.N. and the World Health Organization Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion. Health, education and nutrition support and enhance each other.”2 School is the perfect place for children to learn healthy eating habits. However, much of the food available to American children in school fails to meet their nutritional needs. Many children are more likely to choose a doughnut to eat than they are to choose a ripe peach.
United Methodist Women & Farmworker Justice by Sung-ok Lee
06/13/2005 The United Methodist Church, in the 2004 General Conference, adopted the resolution to boycott Taco Bell for fair wages and working condition of tomato pickers. United Methodist Women participated in action to bring about a peaceful settlement to the boycott in March, 2005
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