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Taking to the Hill to Defend Medicaid

Posted February 27, 2015 by Elyssa Koidin

On February 24th MomsRising volunteers and their kids went to Capitol Hill to deliver YOUR stories on Medicaid and meet with Senators and their staff to discuss the importance of Medicaid for families around the country. Along with the storybooks we delivered adorable rubber duckies….because Medicaid keeps families afloat! Medicaid is a critical support for [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

#FoodFri Tweetchat: School Meals + Physical Activity? Yes, Schools Have Rules for That!

Posted February 27, 2015 by Migdalia Rivera

Did you know that every school is required to have a Wellness Policy, covering topics like school celebrations and rewards, physical activity, and nutrition education? It's true!  According to recent updates, schools also have to engage parents in the policies. This is a perfect opportunity for parents, like you and I, to get involved!  To [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Make Me a Woman

Posted February 27, 2015 by Marian Wright Edelman

One of my sheroes is Sojourner Truth. A brilliant but illiterate woman, she was a great orator and powerful presence who possessed great courage and determination. I often wear a pendant with her image and words: “If women want any rights more than they’s got, why don’t they just take them, and not be talking [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

The U.S. Surgeon General Discusses Top Questions From Moms About the MMR Vaccine

Posted February 27, 2015 by Vivek Murthy

We all want our children to be safe and healthy. Measles is a serious and highly contagious disease, but, fortunately, we can prevent it with immunizations. The measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine is safe and the best way to protect your child against measles and other diseases. I understand that some parents are concerned [...]

Posted Under: healthcare

Updating the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Posted February 26, 2015 by Karen Showalter

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans provide important recommendations on diet, nutrition and health, and serve as the foundation for federal food-assistance programs like SNAP (food stamps), WIC and school meals. The USDA and Department of Health and Human Services are expected to release updated guidelines by the end of this year; they were last updated [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Good Food Force Update: School Breakfast, Black History Month G+ Hangout & more!

Posted February 26, 2015 by Karen Showalter

This week we're talking about the importance of healthy school breakfast, sharing Sunday food traditions, and announcing a special Google+ Hangout taking place next Tuesday night. Please read, share and stay awesome! Thank you!   1. HOT LINE Learn & Spread the Word About the School Breakfast Program You know the old saying: breakfast is [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Immigration Makes Guest Appearance at Oscars 2015: a MomsRising Blog Carnival

Posted February 26, 2015 by Mary O

Actor Sean Penn’s ribbing of Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu -- "Who gave this son of a b**ch his green card?" -- may have been intended as a joke between two old friends, it had no place on this year’s Oscar stage.  Oscar fact: Iñarritu is the 5th consecutive foreign-born person to win the best director award, although [...]

Posted Under: Blog Carnivals

On Infant Feeding: Research, Support and Community

Posted February 25, 2015 by Ifeyinwa Asiodu

Can you talk about your commitment to breastfeeding support, and how you began? My interest and commitment to infant feeding support developed out of my clinical, graduate, and personal experiences.  As a public health nurse working with pregnant and parenting African American women and their families, I observed infant feeding disparities within our client population. [...]