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Good Food Force Update: Healthy school snacks, family garden tips and holiday recipe share

Posted May 26, 2015 by Karen Showalter

Happy Friday! We're sharing a juicy update on junk food fundraisers, and the latest installment in our "Year in the Family Garden" series. Please read and share, and have a great holiday weekend!      1. HOT LINE Latest on Healthy School Snacks in Ohio and Michigan  The Smart Snacks in School rule went into [...]

Posted Under: Food!

A Working Mom Shaping the Lives of Future Generations

Posted May 23, 2015 by Shay Chan Hodges

Thank you to Mom-Mentum Editor Kate Fineske for graciously allowing me to cross-post this piece, which was originally published at Mom-Mentum. Depending on the profession and individual circumstances, every mother has her own story about returning to work. Over the past several months we’ve begun highlighting our Mom-mentum members Return-to-work stories. Likewise, in her book Lean On and [...]

Let's Share Recipes and Safe Food Handling Tips! #FoodFri #Tweetchat

Posted May 22, 2015 by Migdalia Rivera

With Memorial Weekend ahead of us, I'm gearing up to visit family, enjoy a BBQ or two, and spend some time creating foods that scream warm weather and fun. It's the perfect time to introduce the kiddos and their friends to healthy foods. It's also a great time to swap recipes! Join #FoodFri at 1pm [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Latest on healthy school snacks in Ohio and Michigan

Posted May 22, 2015 by Karen Showalter

  The Smart Snacks in School rule went into effect this past year, and ensures snacks foods and beverages sold in schools are healthy. Together with our partners, MomsRising submitted over  200,000 signatures from people like you who support these healthy changes to the school day. Now, snacks sold through vending machines, stores and a la [...]

Posted Under: Food!

This Memorial Day, tell Congress to support tax breaks for military families!

Posted May 22, 2015 by Elyssa Koidin

Happy Memorial Day! This weekend doesn’t just mark the official start of summer, BBQ season, and sunny days. It’s also a weekend when we remember our nation’s families who that have sacrificed the most for our country. It’s also the time of year when we see a lot of members of Congress wearing flag pins [...]

Posted Under: family economic security

Salt, It's Time To Break Up

Posted May 21, 2015 by Courtney Nelson

Break ups are hard.  But sometimes, it needs to happen in order to move on to a brighter future.  And according to the American Heart Association, it’s time to break up with our salt shaker. That’s right—it’s time to end our love affair with salt.  Most Americans are consuming way too much sodium—and that excess [...]

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Sugar Detox: I Thought I Would Die

Posted May 20, 2015 by Tatiana Ceballos

During Lent, I gave up sugar, all forms of sugar: white sugar, brown sugar, honey, agave nectar, cookies, pastries, desserts, ice cream, EVERYTHING. I drank unsweetened coffee and tea and had no dessert after lunch or dinner. During my sugar detox, I thought I would die. Yet, it was an extremely enlightening experience that changed [...]

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Native American Youth Advocating for Their Own

Posted May 20, 2015 by Lecia Imbery

The odds were stacked against Shilo Valle. Born into poverty with parents who struggled with drug and alcohol addictions, Shilo was placed in foster care. He changed foster care placements 9 times, including stays at treatment centers, group homes, and juvenile detention facilities because they were the only beds available for him.  At 17 and [...]