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Blog Carnival: A Celebration of Women's History Month & Building an Intersectional Movement

Posted March 26, 2015 by Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner Monifa Bandele Sara Alcid

At MomsRising, we’re building a movement that is reflective of the diversity, contributions, and needs of families in the United States. This means that our membership mirrors the U.S. Census in terms of racial and ethnic composition, that we have a multicultural team, that families with one or two parents, parents who identify as LGBTQ, [...]

Get Your Buns Covered

Posted March 27, 2015 by Roberta Riley

Mary first caught my eye as she strode down a busy thoroughfare in a flimsy hospital gown, with the sun glistening off (what looked like) her bare buttocks. "Uncovered” was the message on her sign. She and her friends, Seattle’s Raging Grannies, took to the streets that day, alongside thousands of others, to protest the [...]

When Mealtime is a Battleground

Posted March 26, 2015 by Martelle Esposito

While many of us know how difficult motherhood can be, it’s easy to underestimate the amount of time and energy that goes into meal-planning for a growing child, a decision-making process that begins with breastfeeding and doesn’t stop there. Regardless of whether you are pregnant or the mother of an infant or young child, there [...]

Posted Under: Food! healthcare

Moms Tell Their Stories About Medicaid

Posted March 26, 2015 by Elyssa Koidin

We have heard from hundreds of parents from around the country on how important Medicaid is to their families. Their stories range from moms who used it when their babies were delivered early and ended up in the NICU to parents of the Sandwich Generation who need it to care for their elderly parents. These [...]

Good Food Force Update: Hands off SNAP!, #FoodFri, conversation on faith & food, & more!

Posted March 25, 2015 by Karen Showalter

1. HOT LINE Moms Tell Congress: "Hands off SNAP!" The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is one of the strongest tools our country has in combating hunger and poverty. 3.8 million children in this country currently live in households experiencing food insecurity. 46 million people—including children, the elderly, and people with disabilities—rely on SNAP to [...]

Posted Under: Food!

#FoodFri Tweetchat: Stand UP for Science Based Dietary Guidelines!

Posted March 25, 2015 by Migdalia Rivera

Tweetchat Since joining MomsRising, I’ve shared many personal stories, including my family heart disease history, my oldest son's high blood pressure scare, growing up in a food desert and so much more. I've shared these stories because they need to be heard. They are happening in countless homes across the United States, not just my [...]

Posted Under: Food!

The ACA at Five: Incredible Progress Already and More to Come

Posted March 25, 2015 by Debra Ness

Since its enactment in 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has done something truly amazing: It has provided health insurance coverage to more than 16 million people. When the law turned five this week, the country’s uninsured rate was at its lowest level ever. Moreover, health care prices are rising at the slowest pace in nearly 50 [...]

Experts agree: protect all kids from junk food marketing

Posted March 25, 2015 by Karen Showalter

Take Action! Did you know? Each year, U.S. food and beverage companies spend nearly $2 billion (Yes, that’s billion with a “b”!) marketing to children — and most ads promote unhealthy foods and drinks.[1] Whether they're putting our kids' favorite characters on junk food packaging, sending special deals and invitations via mobile phones, or sponsoring [...]

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