Press Releases

Dr. Phil and 100+ Organizations to Congress: Protect Kids from Overmedication

May 29, 2014

Washington – Dr. Phil McGraw, arguably, the world's leading mental health expert, television personality and outspoken children's rights activist, has cosigned a letter joining more than 100 organizations in urging U.S.

Put the Nutrition Back in Nutrition Programs, Advocates Urge Appropriators

May 28, 2014

Washington – The First Focus Campaign for Children, a national bipartisan children’s advocacy organization, released a letter today urging leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Appropriations Committee to support an amendment by Congressman Sam Farr (D-CA) to protect science-based standards for federally-funded school nutrition initiatives. Farr’s amendment would strike a provision in the draft U.S.

Murray Bill Would Help Hungry Children

May 21, 2014

Washington – The First Focus Campaign for Children, a national bipartisan children’s advocacy organization, today endorsed the Stop Child Summer Hunger Act, legislation introduced by United States Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) to mitigate childhood hunger during summer.

Kids’ Advocates to Congress: Hold the Fries

May 20, 2014

Washington — The First Focus Campaign for Children, a national bipartisan children’s advocacy organization, released a letter today urging leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Appropriations Committee to reject politically-motivated efforts to undermine science-based nutrition policies for federally-funded nutrition initiatives.