Embassy Suites Brea California: A Suite Stay in a PURE Room

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What are some of the hallmarks of a great place of lodging? Everyone differs slightly in what they prefer, but there are some characteristics that are repeatedly mentioned as the difference between a great place to stay and a mediocre place to stay, among them comfort, cleanliness, and great service. Guests at Embassy Suites in (Continue Reading…);

Johnson & Johnson Plans to Test Ebola Vaccine


Ebola is a deadly disease and it has already claimed more than 4,500 lives with more deaths added to the tolls each day. At least one large American corporation is trying to do something about the problem and it hopes to administer its solution within the next several months. The company is health care giant (Continue Reading…);

National School Lunch Week and My Visit to the Cafeteria

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  Today is the end of National School Lunch Week 2014. Here at Money Saving Parent, we have been examining and scrutinizing the National School Lunch Program and have presented our readers with a different article each day relating to schools and food. As I wrap up my weekly examination today. I decided it would (Continue Reading…);

School Lunch Food faces Tougher Regulations but Will They Make a Difference?

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National School Lunch Week is upon us and here at Money Saving Parent, we have been thinking more about the food our kids eat at school, learning about food requirements, and sharing what we find with our readers. Today, we would like to take a closer look at the new regulations that just took effect (Continue Reading…);

School Lunch in America: The Making of a National Program

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School lunch programs have been around for decades. Originally conceived as a program to distribute excess agricultural items, prop up food prices, and help young people from poor families get some midday nourishment, the school lunch program has expanded and modified itself over the years, but it still going strong. Its history is the subject (Continue Reading…);

Behind the scenes with Dr. Pepper Snapple Group

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Do you like finding out what’s going on behind the scenes with your favorite brands? I know I do. I appreciate learning about the improvements they are making both in their products, the environment and the community. That’s why I’m so excited to bring you a behind the scenes look at what Dr. Pepper/Snapple has (Continue Reading…);

10 Facts You May Not Know about the National School Lunch Program

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National School Lunch Week is upon us. It’s a week designated each year as a time to educate the public on school lunches, examine how the system works, and evaluate effectiveness. Much has changed with the school lunch program in 2014, with tougher standards and regulations enacted in an effort to improve student health and (Continue Reading…);

Grab a Tray and Silverware- It’s National School Lunch Week!

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Today, October 13, 2014 is Columbus Day and while most children are enjoying a day off from the demands of education, the topic of school is getting more attention this week than usual. Specifically, the subject of food is front and center as October 13 through October 17, 2014 is designated as National School Lunch (Continue Reading…);

Save at the Pump with Shell Fuel Rewards


Gasoline costs can get expensive. Anyone who owns and operates a vehicle knows that gasoline is a regular expense and as driving needs increase, gasoline’s share of the household budget also increases. Shell Oil has a plan to help you beat the high price of gasoline. It’s called Shell Fuel Rewards and it offers many (Continue Reading…);

Take the Team Healthy Kids Fitness Challenge


Action for Healthy Kids is an important non- profit organization that works for the good health of children. The organization has affiliates in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia with dedicated volunteers working to improve kids’ health. One of the organization’s national events begins in just two days and everyone is encouraged to (Continue Reading…);

Life Expectancy for Americans Reaches Record High


Good news for Money Saving Parents everywhere: Americans are living longer, according to a report issued by the Center for Disease Control. Official data from the CDC shows the average lifespan for a United States resident at an all- time record high of 78.8 years in 2012. Many factors can be credited, but most experts (Continue Reading…);

Chronicle of Philanthropy Ranks the States for Charitable Giving

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Americans are a generous people, but residents in some states are certainly more generous than others. The Chronicle of Philanthropy released data for 2012, showing the percentage of income given to charity from each U.S. state and the District of Columbia. What the data shows is that states with higher average incomes are not necessarily (Continue Reading…);

California Bans Plastic Grocery Bags

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California, the nation’s most populous state and a hotbed of political and social activism, has taken a step many felt was long overdue: It has outlawed the use of plastic shopping bags across the state, citing environmental and other concerns. Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill into law September 30, 2014, making California the first (Continue Reading…);

Taking a stand instead of being a bystander: ALS Bucket Challenge Prank #Love>Hate

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You have heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge right? This amazing opportunity to bring awareness to the world about a heartbreaking disease and the research that could, someday even cure it. Celebrities and everyday people joined in the challenge hoping to be a participant in something bigger and better than themselves as the create (Continue Reading…);

Household Income: How Does Your Home Measure Up?

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Personal finance is a necessary subject of discussion. Some do not like it and find it makes for uncomfortable conversation, but like it or not, finance and economics are critical to our daily lives. Statistical sources like to bombard the public with rankings for everything from credit card usage to net worth to savings rates (Continue Reading…);