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Healthy Holiday Recipe Share

Posted November 29th, 2013 by

  The holiday season is officially begun! With so many treats, family dinners and festive parties on the horizon, we could all use help staying healthy. Consider this blog a supportive recipe box that you can return to with one quick click during the harried holiday season. We’ll be updating with recipes from our favorite [...]

#FoodFri is Making a Difference, Please Log in and Join, Fridays at 1PM EDT

Posted August 8th, 2013 by

MomsRising continues to invest in developing a social media community that can influence national conversation and be activated and organized around school food and food marketing to children. In less than six months #FoodFri tweetchats grew to regularly reach millions, trending nationally almost weekly. MomsRising’s #FoodFri continues to be a favorite weekly social media destination [...]

Congressman Jim McGovern Joins MomsRising for a special #FooFri Tweet Chat on Saving SNAP and Ending Hunger in America

Posted August 7th, 2013 by

FRAC and MomsRising invite you to a tweetchat this Friday, August 9th at 1 PM EDT for a special #FoodFri tweetchat with Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern about SNAP and Hunger In America . We hope you will join us to tweet your comments, resources and questions by adding the hashtag #FoodFri to your tweets at [...]

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A New Film About Oscar Grant Opens This Weekend

Posted July 12th, 2013 by

This Friday, an incredible film opens in theaters. Fruitvale Station follows the true story of Oscar Grant (played by Michael B. Jordan), a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who was unjustly killed by a police officer on New Year’s Day 2009. The film’s director wanted to tell the story through the eyes of the people that [...]

Vending machine donuts — A school snack?

Posted March 15th, 2013 by

Donuts, sugary drinks, soda and salty chips are not the kind of midday snacks options I offer my daughter. At home, I do what I can to control what snack options are available to my family, but vending machines and à la carte lines in her school lunch room sabotage my efforts. I know I’m not [...]

Posted Under: Nutrition & Food

Donuts v. Moms, Who Wins?

Posted March 11th, 2013 by

I wish I were the kind of mom who could say her daughter is repelled by junk food, that she craves only fruits and vegetables. But no, given the option, my kid will choose barbecue potato chips over carrots, a six pack of dusted mini donuts over whole grain tortilla chips. At home, I do [...]

Posted Under: Nutrition & Food

Got the flu? Got sick time to use?

Posted January 30th, 2013 by

Here at MomsRising, we work virtually–on the phone and on our computers. Somehow, that hasn’t stopped us from passing around this mean winter bug that has made national news headlines the past two weeks. Every other day one of us was sending icky morning email updates about fevers and persistent coughs we were battling, kids’ [...]

Posted Under: S: Sick Days, Paid

The Death of Twinkie

Posted November 16th, 2012 by

Today’s news about the demise of Twinkie and other Hostess snacks is a complicated story of big business versus labor. But it’s also about an unhealthy snack, whose shelf life is rumored to be nonexistent, refusing a makeover. Though most media outlets let CEO Gregory Rayburn write their headlines, Hostess is not simply closing because [...]

Posted Under: Nutrition & Food

Bessie! Bessie! Bessie! Three Women to Know

Posted February 21st, 2012 by

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in Ebony magazine. Many thanks to Dream Hampton for permission to re-publish. -E.B. That the Latin definition of triumvirate translates literally into “of three men” hasn’t stopped my favorite triumvirate from being three Bessies: three very special sister-heroes who just happen to share the same name. I came to [...]

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