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Announcing the Good Food Force #BacktoSchool Contest

09/04/15
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,...
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How do you define a healthy school day?

09/04/15
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...
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Why WIC is an Essential Program for Moms and Families

09/03/15
WIC is an incredibly successful nutrition and health assistance program for millions of pregnant women, moms, infants, and children. Here are just a few stories from the millions of families across the country that are boosted by WIC.
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Coloring for a Cause!

09/03/15
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...
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Sacramento! Come Get Fed with Early Ed!

09/03/15
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...
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Discover What's New With Healthy Schools And How Parents Can Help! #FoodFri

09/03/15
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 @...
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10 Tips For A Great Kindergarten Year

09/02/15
I’m sad to say this year I don’t have a child in Kindergarten but I consider myself an expert since I have taught the grade for several years and I know the expectations of the children, parents, and teachers. It’s such a sweet grade because many children haven’t been to school prior to this...
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Moms to Your Stations: Five ways to support healthy schools this year!

09/02/15
I’ll admit I’m a little weepy about the start of a new school year. My young kids are growing like weeds, and I’m not sure what happened to the month of August. But even if you’re on the teary-eyed end of the Back to School spectrum (like me), there are some big reasons to celebrate! Schools are...
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5 Ways to Make Mornings Easier

09/02/15
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 to school. My husband is taking over that...

Your Guide to Antibiotic-free Lunchboxes

09/02/15
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...
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