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Posted April 14th, 2014 by

I love those images in magazines as much as anyone else — you know, the images of the mother lightly skipping through the field of flowers with her laughing children. And yeah, once in a while I’ve had a field of flowers moment, but mostly motherhood is something else, something more real, more gritty, more [...]

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No Surprise but Shocking: junk food marketing hurts older kids too!

Posted March 24th, 2014 by

If you’re a mom, you know well enough that companies target your kids with ads for everything from sports drinks to sneakers. Sixty-five percent of parents believe the fast food industry has a negative influence on their children’s and teen’s eating habits.  And it’s no surprise really – US teens spend about 20% of their [...]

New tool helps identify smart snacks in the cafeteria!

Posted March 17th, 2014 by

Schools will soon begin implementing the new Smart Snacks in Schools Guidelines! This is an exciting time for everyone. Kids will have better and healthier choices in vending machines and a la carte lines. Parents can rest easier knowing their kids have better access to healthy foods that will get them through the school day. [...]

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Superhero Profile: Trisha Sheehan, Good Food Force Member!

Posted February 3rd, 2014 by

We’re so energized and inspired by our team of Good Food Force Volunteers taking action for healthier kids and families! Learn a bit more about Trisha Sheehan, one of the first members of the Good Food Force, below! And please consider joining us – find out more here. Hi Trisha! Tell us about yourself: Hello! [...]

Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season – from the Good Food Force!

Posted December 17th, 2013 by

Does it sometimes feel like that gingerbread man is looking right at you? Winking perhaps? Suggesting how awesome he’ll taste in your coffee? If you’re like many of us, the holidays are a time for family and food. And we love it. But as so many of us know, they can also be a time [...]

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The Lowdown on the FDA Battle Against Trans Fat

Posted December 4th, 2013 by

By now, most of us know that trans fat is bad news. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) really helped out moms and consumers like us in 2006, when it began requiring companies to list the amount of trans fat on product labels. [1] We’re not in the clear yet, as everything from microwave popcorn [...]

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Bringing Hands-on Learning About Local Foods to the Classroom in NY

Posted November 20th, 2013 by

Continuing our exploration of the connection between schools and local food, we talked with Tina Chan Sweenie, a mom of three living in the Hudson Valley, NY. Tina shares her thoughts on the importance of the Beacon Farm to School Collaborative. Hi Tina! Can you tell us a bit about the Beacon Farm to School [...]

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Local Farms Bind Us As A Community

Posted November 20th, 2013 by

Established by the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act (HHFKA) of 2010, the USDA’s Farm to School Program is an exciting way to promote relationships between schools and local producers. Earlier this week, the USDA announced 71 grant projects in 42 states and the District of Columbia for the 2014 Fiscal Year. The Department also just [...]

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Get an Early Start on Holiday Prep: Homemade Decoupage Ornaments

Posted November 20th, 2013 by

It’s already the third week of November, friends! Meaning the holidays are creeping up on us fast. Time to get those creative holiday juices flowing! Last weekend my 4 year old son and I decided to make some holiday gifts for friends and family. We love little projects like this, as we get to spend [...]

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Special webinar tonight: Junk Food Marketing and Kids

Posted November 19th, 2013 by

A very big thanks to everyone who’s joined us in calling on Nickelodeon to stop marketing junk food to kids! This is a big issue. And we’d love to tell you more. Please join us for a webinar with special guest The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) to discuss junk food marketing [...]

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