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Faith Communities are Advocating for Health, Wellness, and Food Justice. Learn More at #FoodFri!

May 17, 2016
This week at #FoodFri we are going to explore the ways that faith communities are advocating for health, wellness, and food justice. We'll talk about the steps that people of faith are taking to improve their own health and that of their community, as well as explore the theology and practice...
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A Hug from Paul Ryan

May 17, 2016
Hugs are nice. But hunger advocates such as Tianna Gaines-Turner want policy-makers and members of Congress to know that as nice as a hug is, it does not put food on the table, workers in good-paying jobs, or families in affordable, secure housing. On Monday, Gaines-Turner, who lives in...
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Good Food Force Update: Lead, menu labeling, turnips, water, more!

May 16, 2016
Greetings! This week we're unpacking the new menu labeling rule. Over 7,000 of us spoke out in support of the final rule - well done, we did it! We're also sharing an urgent call-to-action around lead, resources from two of our fab Good Food Force bloggers, our new bumper sticker and more. As...
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Sugar and Our Quest to Build a Food System that Keeps Our Communities and Families Healthy #FoodFri

May 13, 2016
MomsRising is hosting a #FoodFri tweetchat on May 13, 2016 at 1 pm Eastern , to share the work of Foodstand (a community of eaters helping each other stay in the know about how to shop, cook, and eat better) and Jamie Oliver Food Foundation on Food Revolution Day. This year, the focus of Food...
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From One Busy Parent to Another: Menu Labeling will Make Your Life Easier...

May 11, 2016
Great news, friends. Restaurants, supermarkets, coffee shops and other similar establishments will soon be required to display calorie counts on menus and menu boards. Translation: no more guessing about how many calories are in that soup, sandwich, cookie. Menu labeling is a HUGE help, am I right...
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Pumping Milk at 40,000 Feet: Four Women Pilots Are Navigating a Course toward Fairness

May 11, 2016
Hearing a woman’s voice come over the intercom before takeoff, “this is your captain speaking,” can be a moving experience, even today: She made it! She beat the odds! A stirring sense of admiration as you check that your seatbelt is indeed securely fastened for takeoff. But women who work in roles...
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Reclaim the Water Fountain: Take Urgent Action On Lead

May 11, 2016
What young kid hasn't splashed herself in the face trying to drink from a water fountain? My two-year old always misfires just a bit when trying to get a drink, often leaving both of us chuckling. But I love that she drinks water, and she does too. Indeed we've made lots of progress when it comes...
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Race, Healthy Food and Diabetes: The Unequal Access in Our Food System #FoodFri

May 6, 2016
Since the 1980s, diabetes rates among U.S. adults have nearly quadrupled. A new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists finds that unequal food access in the United States plays an important role in diabetes rates, especially for communities of color. How do we solve the issue of access and...
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A Storm Is Coming Your Way? 5 Tips to Help You Prepare Without Spending a Fortune

May 3, 2016
It is impressive to see how supermarkets are always empty on the eve of a storm. I wonder: If we get overly alarmed and exaggerate too much in the moment instead of being prepared for the long term? Before the recent snowstorm in the Northeast, when I went to do my weekly shopping, I noticed the...
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Healthy Food for Healthy Children in North Carolina

May 2, 2016
North Carolina is in the midst of a childhood health crisis. Children across the state are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, some cancers, and other chronic diseases because they lack access to healthy, nutritious food. Families want to be healthy, but too many simply have nowhere to buy affordable lean meats, whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
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