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News Roundup: There’s Less Sugar in Your Kids’ Yogurt

All the parenting news you probably didn’t have time to read this week.

– Since February, Dannon has been selling its kid-friendly Danimals Smoothies with 25 percent less sugar, but did not market it as such for fear that people wouldn’t think it tasted as good. Also, why is there so much sugar in yogurt for kids?! (NYT)

– What happens when you’re pregnant and uninsured? Mira and her husband made too much money to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough money to afford private insurance. (Guernica)

– Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz explains “how she does it” for a new series on Motherlode, in which busy mothers break down a typical day to explain how exactly they keep all the balls rolling at once. (Motherlode)

– Is the Bangladesh Factory Collapse the Traingle Shirt Waist Fire of our time? Here’s hoping we can turn the tragedy into a moment of reform. (Forward)

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Molly TolskyMolly Tolsky is the editor of She holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared in various literary magazines including Lumina, MAKE, and The Collagist, and her non-fiction has appeared in The Jewish Daily Forward. She isn't a parent, but a very proud aunt. Follow her @mollytolsky.

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