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Coca-Cola deal with Monster Energy bad for children

July 28, 2015
A recent deal between Coca-Cola and Monster Energy reinforces some common challenges that parents face every day: How do we protect our children from companies that spend so much time coming up with new ways to sell things to our children? How do we keep our children healthy when billions are spent...
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What's up with the 'DARK Act'?

July 27, 2015
There are two names for H.R. 1599 : The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 and the Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act. There’s no doubt in my mind which is the more accurate. The proposed law would do nothing to make our food safer and would prevent families from getting more...
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Sodium and the Evidence for Decreasing Sodium Intake - Learn More at #FoodFri

July 23, 2015
Please join @ MomsRising , @ AmHeartAdvocacy and @CSPI Friday, July 24 th from 1 pm to 2pm EDT for a #FoodFri tweetchat to discuss sodium. Congress, companies and some school food service organizations are trying to roll back sodium guidelines for school foods. Some reporters are calling into...
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Not too late to Save our Food Choices!

July 22, 2015
Dear other Moms who want to know what we are feeding our children, ourselves and our families: I am reaching out as a member of to encourage everyone to pick up the phone NOW to help stop this horrible pre-emptive measure that prohibits the democratic process and would make it...
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Good Food Force Update: Eid Mubarak, Pizza Farm and more!

July 21, 2015
Greetings! And Eid Mubarak! This week we're sharing another great round of reports, resources and videos, as well as a report-back from the recent Good Food Force Meet Up in Orlando, Florida. Have something you'd like to share in a future Good Food Force Update? Please email ...
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Good Food Force Update: Ugly is the New Black, latest on state campaigns & more!

July 13, 2015
Greetings! We have lots of great stuff to share this week, including the latest on what's happening in NY, NC and IL. Be sure to check out three powerful new resources from our partners, too. Have something you'd like to share in a future Good Food Force Update? Please email ...
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Fact of the Week: Half of Children in Public Schools are Eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch

July 10, 2015
Just over half of public school children are in families with near-poverty income levels that make them eligible for free or reduced lunch. See where your state stands and what you can do to help kids get nutritious meals during summer, too.
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Have you tasted Ugly? It's the New Black and We Hope It Stays! #FoodFri

July 9, 2015
Have you heard? Ugly is the new black! Ugly fruit and vegetables that is. They're tasty, nutritious and oftentimes much cheaper than other produce. But best of all, eating cosmetically imperfect, wonky, or "ugly" fruit and veggies can help end waste, which is at an all time high. Although there are...
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An interview with Yvonne Maffei: Food Writer & Culinary Educator in the Muslim Community

July 9, 2015
Author: As a mother of three young children and a public health practitioner, I was drawn to the Yvonne Maffei’s blog: “ My Halal Kitchen ”. In amongst her recipes are insights on developing wholesome and healthy family eating traditions. She publishes sumptuous recipes, full of fruits and...

Join us for a Healthy Ramadan Tweetchat! #GFFRamadan

July 7, 2015
Author's Note: Although this chat ended you can click to read the July 8, 2015 #FoodFri STORIFY - a curated list of said chat's tweets compiled into a story format, to learn more about the topic, review chat resources and engage with chat panelist(s) and participants . Ramadan is a holy month of...
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