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Nutrition & Food

Food, Fashion and a Little History

Posted March 4th, 2014 by

Good work, moms!: No one seems to know exactly what to thank for the 43% drop in obesity among 2- to 5-year-olds. Michelle Obama? Food stamp changes that make fruits and veggies more affordable for low-income families? I know who to thank: You…moms. Many factors probably contribute to this huge improvement, but the fact that [...]

Why the First 1,000 Days Matter

Posted March 1st, 2014 by

Every mother has a story about the beginnings of her child’s life.  Many of them are joyful, some are heartbreaking, but all of them are important.  And almost all of them will have at least one thing in common: the desire to give their child the absolute best start to life.  Our instincts as moms [...]

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Thanks Michelle Obama…..It’s up to us now!

Posted February 28th, 2014 by

Co-author: Renee Gross, J.D., Legislative Coordinator at the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity When you send your child to school in the morning, you expect they will learn math, reading, and writing; even art and physical education. But you probably don’t expect them to learn about unhealthy food and drinks. Food and [...]

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Why Dick Cheney is Wrong About Food Stamps….and Our Troops

Posted February 27th, 2014 by

A few days ago former-Vice President Dick Cheney appeared on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show blasting President Obama’s plans to cut the Defense Department’s spending. In his efforts to cast the President as out-of-touch and dangerous to our troops, Vice President Cheney stated, “He’d much rather spend the money on food stamps than he would [...]

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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Food Justice is Racial Justice

Posted February 21st, 2014 by

Parents drive food justice in schools. Their involvement is pivotal in ensuring that children receive access to healthier foods. Knowing this, MomsRising is excited to host this week’s #FoodFri chat with the NAACP! Our topic, Food Justice is Racial Justice, will focus on advocating for food justice and parental involvement. Bring your questions and share [...]

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#BlfBfing trends on Twitter with sex, family, jobs and support

Posted February 14th, 2014 by

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My Experience as a Restaurant Worker #LivingOffTips

Posted February 14th, 2014 by

Last year I worked at a chain restaurant, one that will remain undisclosed. It was a nice establishment, the kind that makes the same food no matter what location you go to, and is consistently lauded for their attention to customers’ needs. I took the job in order to pay for my college education and [...]

#FoodFri Tweetchat: Food Workers + Living Wage #LivingOffTips

Posted February 14th, 2014 by

Valentine’s Day is the highest grossing day of the year for the restaurant industry. According to the National Restaurant Association, restaurants are expected to serve a whooping 70 million diners for Valentine’s Day. While restaurants reap the benefits, their servers are earning poverty wages and living off tips.   This #FoodFri, we invite everyone to [...]

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State of the Union, Getting Covered with the Affordable Care Act and More in the MomsRising’s Weekly Blog Roundup!

Posted February 10th, 2014 by and

Game time – in more ways than one! MomsRising members across the nation watched the State of the Union address and tracked the policies moms and families care about during a national game of BINGO! Indeed, shouts of BINGO! were heard across the nation that night because the president not only noted that we need to [...]

Where is the love for #BlkBfing? Join the 2/12 chat!

Posted February 7th, 2014 by

The #BlkBfing chat is back on 2/12 at 7 PM ET with a powerful conversation on the hidden importance of support for successful breastfeeding from family support and nursing in stores to workplace pumping and family leave.  The chat is hosted by MomsRising, Ebony.com, mater mea and Women’s eNews. Our guests and co-sponsors include: Breastfeeding ROSE Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association HealthConnect One [...]

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