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Years of Eating Dangerously?

Posted April 11th, 2014 by

  Years of Living Dangerously airs this Sunday on Showtime. The first episode, which is highly worth your time, investigates different facets of the climate crisis in Texas, Syria, and Indonesia. The Indonesia segment is spearheaded by actor Harrison Ford who journeys deep into the tropical forest not as a swashbuckling adventurer, but more as a [...]

Healthy School Fundraisers: A Win for Schools and Students

Posted April 11th, 2014 by

As more districts experience budget cuts, schools become desperate to find quick and easy methods to raise money for classroom materials and technology. As a parent of three children, I find most fundraising to be tedious and useless. I’d rather perform singing telegrams than try to peddle popcorn bins, cookie dough and candles to family [...]

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#FoodFri Tweetchat: GMO Food Labeling

Posted April 7th, 2014 by

Genetically Modified Organisms, better known as GMOs, have been labeled or banned in almost 64 countries, including Russia, China, all of Europe, India and Saudi Arabia. Yet, this is not the case in the United States. Research has shown that GMOs cause diseases like cancer, obesity, and allergies. However, corporations have been loathe to stop [...]

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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Reboot + Renew with Clean Eating

Posted April 3rd, 2014 by

Another Friday is almost upon us and we can’t wait to tell you about this week’s #FoodFri tweetchat topic! Join us as we discuss how to eat clean, by focusing on fresh, local produce, and whole grains, with Yoli Ouiya the “Queen of Green”.  Feel free to ask questions, share ideas and resources, and learn [...]

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“Just In Case”

Posted March 27th, 2014 by

As I sat listening to Angie share the story of her birthing experience, I was saddened to realize how similar it was to my own, even though the hospitals were almost 1500 miles apart. As she described how she sent her son to the nursery to allow herself to get some rest, I wondered if [...]

Blogging for Women’s History Month, CHIP and more in this week’s MomsRising blog roundup

Posted March 26th, 2014 by and

March is almost coming to an end! We are looking forward to spring with so many exciting things coming up. Here are a few of our favorite posts from the MomsRising blog these past few weeks. Feel free to share on social media with friends and family. You can also comment on the posts, and [...]

Chicken From China in U.S. Schools and Markets? 313,000+ Say NO!

Posted March 26th, 2014 by

Beginning in January, more than 300,000 people – moms and dads just like us – who care about the food they eat and the food they feed their families signed a petition asking federal officials to keep chicken from China out of our supermarkets and school lunch. The petition was directed at President Obama, Agriculture [...]

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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Healthy School Fundraising

Posted March 26th, 2014 by

Here at MomsRising, we’re extremely excited about this week’s #FoodFri tweetchat. We’ll be discussing a hot topic, healthy school fundraising! Join @MomsRising and @CSPI this Friday, March 28, at 1 p.m. EST for a fun and informative #FoodFri tweetchat that will prepare you for the coming school year’s fundraising initiatives, while taking into account the [...]

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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 [...]

#FoodFri Tweetchat: Liquid Sugar’s Reign Must End

Posted March 20th, 2014 by

California is in the midst of an obesity and diabetes epidemic. It did not happen by chance. It has been led by sophisticated marketing that targets our kids. It is wreaking havoc on the public’s health, and healthcare costs, and we are all paying for it. Soda and other sugary drinks are the single largest factor in the obesity epidemic. The [...]

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