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Fruit and Vegetable Consumption of U.S. Youth, 2009-2010

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Statistics,Youth

Examines the percentage of youth, aged 2-19 years, who consumed fruits and vegetables on a given day in the 2009-2010 period.  Also examines differences by age, race and Hispanic origin.  Finds that about 25% of youth consumed no fruit and about 10% no vegetables on a given day.

From the National Center for Health Statistics


The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014


Examines the latest progress toward achieving the MDGs as the 2015 deadline nears.  From the United Nations


At A Glance for 2014: America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being

Statistical snapshot of key indicators of child well-being in the areas of economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, and education.  From the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics


Unaccompanied Alien Children: Legal Issues: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Categories: Children,Immigration/Migration,Latin America

Provides answers to 14 frequently asked questions regarding unaccompanied children attempting to enter the U.S. at the southwestern border.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Unaccompanied Alien Children: Potential Factors Contributing to Recent Immigration

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Immigration/Migration,Income/Poverty,Latin America,Mexico

Explores possible reasons for the surge of unaccompanied children trying to enter the U.S. from Central America including crime, poverty, poor economic conditions, family reunification efforts, and Mexican and American immigration policies.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Children and Armed Conflict [2013]: Report of the Secretary-General

Categories: Afghanistan,Africa,Children,Civil/Human Rights,Defense/Military,Syria,United Nations

Covers 23 conflict situations mostly in Africa and the Middle East, and mistreatment of children by seven national armies and 50 armed groups.  From the United Nations


Childcare Payments Bill

Categories: Children,Govt Finance,Great Britain,Welfare/Social Services

Explains the purpose and details of legislation that would provide financial support from the British government for eligible parents with childcare costs.  The government would provide 20% support up to 10,000 pounds per year for each child.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 14/35


Unaccompanied Alien Children: An Overview

Categories: Children,Headlines,Immigration/Migration

Describes the surge of unaccompanied children arriving at the border, where they are coming from, and which agencies are responsible for dealing with them.  Also describes recent administrative and congressional actions.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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