Guest Blogger

Janelle Sorensen

Janelle Sorensen

Janelle is a freelance communications and marketing consultant, seasoned children's environmental health advocate, and self-proclaimed social good junkie.

She was formerly the Chief Communications Officer for Healthy Child Healthy World, but has resumed her freelance career working with groups across the country ranging from progressive brands and nonprofit organizations to school districts and government offices. Her passion is developing communications strategies utilizing traditional and new media that engage and inspire people to live healthier, build community, and create a better world. She’s an adept researcher, writer, and translator of science with experience composing blogs, articles, fact sheets, brand assets, books, white papers, scripts, tweets, marketing copy, public policy, and more.

Janelle lives in San Diego with her husband, two daughters, and dog and enjoys cooking, hiking, reading, crafting, and slowly picking away at her final thesis for earning her Master’s Degree in Leadership and Social Change. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Pesticide Action Network and the Advisory Board for Healthy Child Healthy World.

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Blog Posts by Janelle Sorensen

  • What Are Budget-Friendly, Safer Bed & Bedding Options? Part 2

    What Are Budget-Friendly, Safer Bed & Bedding Options? Part 2

    CRIB/BED FRAME Cribs and bed frames are often made of pressed wood or particleboard. These engineered wood products and their finishes can contain formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Formaldehyde was recently classified as a known human carcinogen by the National Toxicology Program (an arm of the US Department of Health and Human Services).  VOCs […]

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  • What Are Budget-Friendly, Safer Bed & Bedding Options? Part 1

    What Are Budget-Friendly, Safer Bed & Bedding Options? Part 1

    At Healthy Child Healthy World, we get asked almost weekly about how to find safer mattresses on a budget. And, it’s no wonder when you look at the premium prices on organic and eco-friendly options. Sticker shock is amplified to sticker stupor.

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  • Do You Know What’s In Your Child’s Juice Box?

    Do You Know What’s In Your Child’s Juice Box?

    When I was a kid, you didn’t see many juice boxes. That product category was still in its infancy – a novelty at best. Now, they’re everywhere and there are tons of different kinds. Do you know what’s in yours?

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  • Does Your Alarm Wake-Up the Neighbors?

    Does Your Alarm Wake-Up the Neighbors?

    “No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.” You may not be able to fly to Washington DC and lobby Congress, but you can still make a call, tell a neighbor, or post a Facebook status update. Every little action helps.

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  • How to Save $76.6 Billion a Year

    How to Save $76.6 Billion a Year

    Americans assume that chemicals used to make ordinary products are tested for safety — but they are not. From baby bottles made with bisphenol-A (BPA) to carpets containing formaldehyde, dangerous chemicals are in our homes, places of work, and the products we use every day. And these exposures are costing us a fortune.

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  • When the Laws Meant to Protect Us Do Nothing of the Sort

    When the Laws Meant to Protect Us Do Nothing of the Sort

    Once thought to pose little likelihood of exposure, we now know many chemicals migrate from the materials and products in which they’re used – including furniture, plastics and food cans – into our bodies. The federal Centers for Disease Control has found that the blood or tissues of almost every American carry hundreds of these […]

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  • How To Fight Like Jessica Alba

    How To Fight Like Jessica Alba

    I’m a big fan of strong, female leads – beautiful, smart women who can kick the bad-guys butts without breaking a sweat. Have you ever watched Jessica Alba in Dark Angel or Fantastic Four? She’s one of those strong leads. Now, I know she has grueling training and the magic of motion pictures to help […]

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  • 4 Warning Signs of a Bad Babysitter

    4 Warning Signs of a Bad Babysitter

    The first time you leave your child with a stranger can be tense and difficult. Oftentimes your baby cries and reaches for you – an invisible string yanking at your heart as you pull away. Oftentimes a lone tear (or twenty) glides silently down your cheek. And then you count the moments until the reunion, […]

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  • Price of Organic Got You Down? Grow Your Own with These 4 Easy Steps

    Price of Organic Got You Down? Grow Your Own with These 4 Easy Steps

    One of the top recommendations that we give people at Healthy Child is to eat organic foods. Still, I can’t count how many times I’ve heard people say, “I’d love to buy organic food, but I just can’t afford it.” I get it. I get it. We can’t afford an all organic diet at my […]

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  • 10 Easy Ways to Eat “Green”

    10 Easy Ways to Eat “Green”

    Everyone’s heard the cliché “you are what you eat.” And, it’s true – your health is intimately connected to the foods and drinks you put in your mouth. But, have you ever stopped to consider what other impacts your food choices may have?

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