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Announcing the Good Food Force #BacktoSchool Contest

Posted September 4, 2015 by Karen Showalter

Wow! The amazing tips and advice being shared in the #GoodFoodForce #BacktoSchool Facebook Group provide more than enough sustenance to get us through the back to school season. But let's take it to the next level and have even more fun! We're excited to launch the first #GoodFoodForce contest, below! Contest includes the chance to [...]

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How do you define a healthy school day?

Posted September 4, 2015 by Karen Showalter

Schools, parents, teachers, communities ... we're all working together to make the school day healthy for learners of all ages. But what does that mean: a healthy school day? And what challenges do we face in achieving it?  Let's hash out a group definition for "healthy school day", and a working list of challenges we [...]

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Why WIC is an Essential Program for Moms and Families

Posted September 3, 2015 by Elyssa Koidin

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) helps around 8.2 million women and their families access healthy foods, health care, nutrition education, and breastfeeding assistance and advice. WIC is an incredibly helpful and successful program for struggling moms and their families. The National WIC Association states that numerous studies show that [...]

Coloring for a Cause!

Posted September 3, 2015 by Lauren Hipp

It’s the dog days of summer and the kids are getting restless. MomsRising to the rescue!   We have an easy and powerful end of summer activity for the kids. It’s simple: just ask your kids, grandkids, and pint sized charges to color encouraging messages that support affordable, high quality early learning and childcare for [...]

Sacramento! Come Get Fed with Early Ed!

Posted September 3, 2015 by Donna Hoffman Cullinan

Calling all Sacramento MomsRising Members! Bring the kiddos and come connect with MomsRising as we munch on bagels and coffee and chat about early learning and healthy foods in California and beyond. Later this month we will be reminding our Washington, DC leaders that quality and affordable early learning programs set our kids up for [...]

Discover What's New With Healthy Schools And How Parents Can Help! #FoodFri

Posted September 3, 2015 by Migdalia Rivera

Tweetchat With the 2015-2016 school year commencing, we're excited to Discover What's New With Healthy Schools And How Parents Can Help! Join #FoodFri on September 4, 2015, at 1pm, Eastern, to kick-off the MomsRising Good Food Force Back to School Challenge. We'll be joined by the @USDA and Bettina of @TheLunchTray as we chat about [...]

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5 Ways to Make Mornings Easier

Posted September 2, 2015 by Trina O'Boyle

Originally posted by Trina on O'Boy Organic.   I went back to work. Well, I guess I never really stopped “working” but I worked from home so if I drove the kids to school in my PJ’s it was OK. Now I don’t have that luxury. Now I will not even see my kids off [...]

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Your Guide to Antibiotic-free Lunchboxes

Posted September 2, 2015 by Anya Vanecek

  As kids return to school this September, discussions of school lunch nutrition leave me thinking that the best option, really, to ensure children receive healthy lunches is by packing them at home. A sandwich, some fruits and veggies, a healthy treat: that’s what I got in my lunch box way back when, and that’s [...]