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Add Your Name: #StopGunViolence

October 6, 2015
We are heartsick from the parade of senseless gun-related violence, death and grief dominating the news headlines and our media screens. And WE ARE ANGRY at the inability of our elected leaders to do their jobs in finding solutions. Enough is enough. Moms, dads and family members are mobilized and...
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No Umpqua in Florida!

October 5, 2015
The nightmare haunting the dreams of virtually every Florida parent, professor, and administrator happened yesterday, when a man opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, killing more than 10 people and injuring seven. This tragedy comes at a time when Florida legislators are considering...
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5 Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

October 2, 2015
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...
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Wellness Wednesday Recap: Heart Disease and Diabetes in Hispanics

October 1, 2015
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 "#...
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100 Back to School Tips for a Healthy School Year!

October 1, 2015
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...
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Federal Budget: How does it affect school lunches?

October 1, 2015
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...
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Ask Mayor Emanuel and Chicago City Council Members to tax sugary drinks!

September 30, 2015
The numbers are shocking. Did you know the average 8-year old is drinking 64 ounces a week in sugary drinks that may—over the years—lead to diabetes, obesity, and heart disease? We need to do everything we can to reduce the amount of soda kids drink. Join us in calling on Chicago’s Mayor and City...
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State Moms Force Is In Florida!

September 29, 2015
Did you hear the news? MomsRising is on the ground here in Florida! I couldn’t be more excited to be working on issues that affect everyone in our country AND local issues that are near and dear to my heart. We have so many opportunities to use our “outside voices” in service to making Florida a...
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