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5 Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

Posted October 2, 2015 by Migdalia Rivera

With the holidays quickly approaching, it's time to make plans! If you're like my family, your holidays center around food, mainly meat. (We love our pernil!) This year I want to have a more humane and healthy holiday by making sure I purchase antibiotic-free meat.  But, I want to go further than that and that's [...]

Posted Under: Food!

100 Back to School Tips for a Healthy School Year!

Posted October 1, 2015 by Felicia Willems

As the school year gets into full-swing, and the inevitable chaos of new teachers, new friends, and new schedules ensue, we've counted down 100 tips to help you have a healthy back-to-school. Share your tips with us in the comments or with #GoodFoodForce on Twitter! Tip 100: Kids are seeing healthier school foods this year! [...]

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Wellness Wednesday Recap: Heart Disease and Diabetes in Hispanics

Posted October 2, 2015 by Sili Recio

We are continuing with a focus on Hispanic Heritage Month and this week, we tackled heart disease and diabetes. Two killers in the Hispanic community that can be prevented. Our guests included Es Tu Diabetes, Bay Area AHA & Sofrito Media Group.  Here's the Storify... [View the story "#WellnessWed: Heart Disease and Diabetes " on Storify]

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Federal Budget: How does it affect school lunches?

Posted October 1, 2015 by Elyssa Koidin

Last night Congress passed a clean Continuing Resolution which avoided a government shutdown and funds the government through December 11th, 2015. Since this was “clean”, meaning that there were no riders or changes to current policy, government programs will continue to be funded at the same level they were the previous year. No new budget [...]

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Sepsis Awareness Month: Rory's Story

Posted September 30, 2015 by Orlaith Staunton

When my son Rory died I met with a grief counselor. One of the first questions he asked me was, “Where do you feel the pain?” “I feel it everywhere,” I answered.  “It’s right here on the tips of my fingers. It’s in my toes, it’s in my head, it’s in my heart. I feel [...]

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Paternity Leave Empowers Dads to Help with Breastfeeding

Posted October 1, 2015 by To-wen Tseng

Chinese University of Hong Kong recently implemented a policy allowing mothers breastfeeding breaks. The policy was criticized by an anonymous Internet user, claiming it’s “unjust to men.”   The post went viral and became the subject of a backlash from other Internet users.  Some said, “We’re sure the university would gladly apply the same break [...]

Chickens, Factory Farming and Food Labels at #FoodFri!

Posted September 30, 2015 by Migdalia Rivera

Tweetchat Over the years, chicken has become more popular than beef in America. The high demand has changed how chickens are farmed. This week we'll discuss how chickens, factory farms, and food labels affect chickens and consumers.  RELATED: We've Got the Power! Join #FoodFri on October 2, 2015, between 1-2pm Eastern as we chat with [...]

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What's New In School Lunch? More Than You Might Think!

Posted September 30, 2015 by Alicia H. White

To say the first month of school is a hectic time for parents is a huge understatement. We’ve got to scramble for school supplies, meet new teachers, and shuffle through the seemingly endless barrage of handouts and emails we receive about the upcoming year.    One of the great things about returning to school, though, [...]

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