Life expectancy & well-being in the USA vs. other countries

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Life expectancy & well-being in the USA vs. other countries

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So what is the life expectancy of US children at birth compared to other countries? I think that was probably one of the hardest things to learn, and so I turned to reputable, reliable sources, like the CIA, which ranks life expectancy at birth. As I started scrolling down that list, there was part of me that thought that the US children would surely be at the top of that list, and I'm scrolling past all of the European countries, past Australia, New Zealand, Japan, past Bosnia, past Serbia, and realizing that the United States ranks 50th for life expectancy at birth for our children. That information was supported by a report out of the United Nations that ranks childhood wellbeing, and again, they ranked 29 countries around the world. The 29 richest countries around the world, and again you would think that the United States would be at the top of that list for childhood wellbeing. As I scrolled down that list, out of the 29 countries, the United States ranked 26th, just ahead of Latvia and Romania.
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Robyn O'Brien is recognized by Teri Hatcher, Kourtney Kardashian, Kristen Bell and moms around the world.  She has been called “food’s Erin Brockovich” by The New York Times and has been named by SHAPE Magazine as a “Women To Shape the World”, by Forbes Woman as one of “20 Inspiring Women to Follow on Twitter,” and by The Discovery Channel as one of its 15 Top Visionaries. She is a former food industry analyst, author, mother of four and the founder of AllergyKids Foundation. Robyn graduated as the top woman in her class from business school before working as a financial analyst that covered the food industry. She is regarded as an expert on children’s health policy.  She has appeared on CNN, The Dr Oz show, Today Show, Good Morning America, CNBC's Kudlow Report, Fox News and the Ricki Lake Show and has appeared in several documentary films, including Food Patriots, Unacceptable Levels, Genetic Roulette.  

Robyn’s work has been recognized by individuals such as Yoko Ono, Robert Kennedy Jr., Ted Turner and Prince Charles. She is the founder of the visionary organization allergykidsfoundation.org which is focused on restoring the integrity of the food supply and the health of children, the author of The Unhealthy Truth (Random House 2010) and her work is seen in Food, Inc. filmmaker Robert Kenner’s 2012 video, Labels Matter, and in Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.

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