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June 2011

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Food & Nutrition

'My Plate' Replaces Food Pyramid

'My Plate' Replaces Food Pyramid

Four sections correspond to recommended dietary portions, with a dairy portion on the side. Officials and First Lady Michelle Obama say the new graphic is easier to understand.

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Healthy Living

Should We Worry About Chemicals?

Should We Worry About Chemicals?

Concern grows over lax laws and endocrine disruption in kids and pregnant women.

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Book Reviews

Great Summer Book List 2011

Great Summer Book List 2011

Keep your child reading this summer with this list of the best kids' books published in the past 12 months.

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Music Reviews

New Baby Love Sung in 2 Keys

New Baby Love Sung in 2 Keys

New parents can sing along to baby using this remarkable book-CD package from Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer.

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Your Home

Adopt Your Next Family Pet

Adopt Your Next Family Pet

Millions of sheltered and rescued animals need homes. Here’s how to make the right choice.

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Family Fun Features

New This Month

New This Month

Turtle and mummy exhibits, Thomas the Tank Engine in Lancaster, summer theater and more for families in June

Free Shore Fun!

Free Shore Fun!

Your ultimate guide to summer at the shore — 50+ summer concerts, festivals, movies and more

5 Special Needs Vacation Ideas

5 Special Needs Vacation Ideas

When planning a vacation with a child who has special needs, begin months ahead and be prepared for false starts. These ideas can help.

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Updates

What Are the New Sunscreen Rules?

What Are the New Sunscreen Rules?

By summer 2012, products must protect against two types of radiation and have a SPF of at least 15 in order to claim they reduce the risk of skin cancer. They also must say how many minutes they resist water instead of claiming to be "waterproof." SPF ratings higher than 50 could be banned.

New Children's Zoo To Open in 2013

New Children's Zoo To Open in 2013

The Philadelphia Zoo has broken ground for a new, world-class children's zoo that will open in 2013. Animals will move throughout the Zoo on new overhead trails.

'My Plate' Replaces Food Pyramid

'My Plate' Replaces Food Pyramid

Four sections correspond to recommended dietary portions, with a dairy portion on the side. Officials and First Lady Michelle Obama say the new graphic is easier to understand.

Camp Gear Gets Personal

Camp Gear Gets Personal

Kids going to camp? Consider packing this personalized gear.

Camp Counselors Learn to Care

Camp Counselors Learn to Care

From bug bites to bullying, training covers many situations.

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Early Education

Help Your Little One Stay Sharp

Help Your Little One Stay Sharp

During the summer, even preschoolers can lose 20% of what they learned

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Mom Matters

There's a Book Club for You!

There's a Book Club for You!

From the literary scholar to the mystery lover to the casual reader, there’s a place for everyone in the Delaware Valley’s numerous book clubs.

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Health & Nutrition

'My Plate' Replaces Food Pyramid

'My Plate' Replaces Food Pyramid

Four sections correspond to recommended dietary portions, with a dairy portion on the side. Officials and First Lady Michelle Obama say the new graphic is easier to understand.

Should We Worry About Chemicals?

Should We Worry About Chemicals?

Concern grows over lax laws and endocrine disruption in kids and pregnant women.

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Solutions

Drug and Alcohol Chats that Connect

Drug and Alcohol Chats that Connect

Find everyday experience to discuss drugs, drinking and smoking — and start young.

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Special Needs Parenting

5 Special Needs Vacation Ideas

5 Special Needs Vacation Ideas

When planning a vacation with a child who has special needs, begin months ahead and be prepared for false starts. These ideas can help.

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