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Tell the NRA & Congress
Now is the time for common sense gun regulations!

Invest in our littlest learners!
Families have a chance for affordable high-quality Pre-K with the Strong Start for America's Children Act. Ask your Senators to co-sponsor it today!

Moms Are Talking
“My husband and I found ourselves with a surprise pregnancy when our two children were 10 and 12."

Sandy, Washington

Let's Get Soda Out of Kids' Meals!
Tell Burger King and Wendy's that soda shouldn't be the default drink for kids

Join the Good Food Force!
Help get the word out about healthy school foods, junk food marketing to kids, and reducing childhood obesity.

Tell Nickelodeon to Stop Marketing Junk Food to Kids!
Parents need everyone, including schools, sports teams and children's media to help our kids make healthy food choices.

SNAP (food stamps) support healthy kids and families!

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Poised for progress on pesticides

Posted July 29, 2014 by Kristin Schafer

Well, it's about time. The invisible problem of pesticide drift is on the policy radar in ways it's never been before — with changes in the wings that could protect kids and communities in very real ways. From California to the Midwest to our nation's capital, drift is now a focus of public concern and [...]

Posted Under: environmental health Food!

Celebrating Seasonality and Strengthening Culture

Posted July 29, 2014 by Diana Donlon

  In his engrossing new book, The Third Plate, Dan Barber observes that our present food system is disconnected: It operates in silos: vegetables here, animals there, grains somewhere else – each component part separate from the others and unhitched to any kind of culture. This disconnection has resulted in vast monocultures in agriculture that create [...]

Posted Under: Food!

NFL is letting a player off the hook for assaulting his wife. Can you take a second to sign and share this petition?

Posted July 28, 2014 by Nita Chaudhary

People are outraged over the news that the NFL is letting a player off the hook for assaulting his wife. Can you take a second to sign and share this petition? Tell NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: Domestic violence is a serious crime, and abusers have no place in your league. Change your policies so that violent offenders [...]

Even Republicans like their ACA plans!

Posted July 28, 2014 by Felicia Willems

Even Republicans like their Affordable Care Act plans! A recent poll by The Commonwealth Fund showed that overall, 78% of Americans who signed up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act are satisfied with their coverage. Even 74% of the Republicans who signed up say they are satisfied with their new plans! The Affordable Care [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Sign now: Congress→ Raise the minimum wage

Posted July 24, 2014 by Elyssa Koidin

$15,080 per year. That’s what moms like Ethel from Maryland, and millions of women, are making working full-time earning the federal minimum wage. This hurts families. This hurts our economy. This hurts us all. *Tell Congress to Raise the Wage now: http://action.momsrising.org/sign/momsraisethewage/ A seldom-discussed fact is that women make three-quarters of purchasing decisions in our [...]

Posted Under: family economic security

G is for Greens Part 1: Growing Mesclun and Collards

Posted July 23, 2014 by Karen Showalter

Greens get a bad rap, and it's not fair. Because they're easy to grow, they taste awesome, and they're really good for you, too! I'll admit: getting kids to eat greens can be particularly challenging, as they're something of the epitome of the "vegetable". But drawing them into the process of planting, growing, cooking, eating [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Dear Sears and Walmart, About Your Breastfeeding Faux Pas, A New Pilot Project Could Save You (And Others) Millions

Posted July 23, 2014 by Kimberly Seals Allers

We all watched with shaking heads this week as a Sears security employee posted screen shots of breastfeeding mothers that he captured from Sears security footage on Twitter.  The twitterverse unleashed its fury, citing the obvious concern about violating the privacy of these unsuspecting mothers and the obvious stupidity of an employee who should know [...]

Posted Under: Food! politics & policy

#FoodFri Tweetchat: The Truth About Kids' Sports and Sport Snacks

Posted July 23, 2014 by Migdalia Rivera

Children's sports and sports snacks seem to go hand in hand, but should they? It's a proven fact that healthy children do better in schools. Children's sports play an integral role in keeping children healthy. It fills the gap left by the closing of physical education classes. It gets children moving in a fun, safe [...]

Posted Under: Food!