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7 Back-to-School Tips to Help You Stress Less and Find Your Center

August 25, 2015
Whether your kids are toddlers or teens, the start of a new school year offers the opportunity for a fresh start and a chance to do things differently. If you’re feeling some anxiety around all the transitions, scheduling, juggling and driving that usually accompany a new school year, take a deep...
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Are you at a threshold, too?

August 25, 2015
Yesterday we attended a moving "Ceremony of 13" at our church for my teenage son. Cultures around the world share a tradition of marking the transition from childhood to adulthood beginning at age 13 (in the Jewish tradition this is called a Bar or Bat Mitzvah). Our ministers shared why it's key to...
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Community Eligibility: Improving Child Nutrition to Create Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids #FoodFri

August 21, 2015
Community eligibility is an incredibly important provision in the fight against child hunger. It gives schools, with a large number of low-income children and teens, the ability to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students. Join #FoodFri to discuss community eligibility on August 21, 2015,...
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A Year in the Family Garden: Planting Fall Veggies

August 21, 2015
It's still sweltering in my neck of the woods, but the long days of summer will quickly turn into the brisk days of autumn. And the fall garden offers some real treasures, which can be both fun to grow and super healthy. Think lettuces, radishes, and many of the plants in the brassica family...
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Feeding hungry kids with Community Eligibility (and how you can help)

August 20, 2015
One in five kids in the US are food insecure, meaning they don’t always know where their next meal is coming from. (Source: Feeding America ) That’s why child nutrition programs like school meals and WIC make so much sense. We've seen some exciting progress around school meals in recent years, as...
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Good Food Force Update: Tomato tips, federal nutrition programs & more!

August 17, 2015
Greetings! We hope you're enjoying the final weeks of summer, before school and fall kicks into high gear. This week we're talking about the importance of supporting federal nutrition programs, sharing easy ways to extend the tomato harvest, and highlighting an amazing on-the-ground event organized...
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Breastfeeding Sans Chocolate

August 17, 2015
It's national breastfeeding month so I wanted to share my experience as a breast feeding mama. This journey has been a beautiful one and I hope to continue to breastfeed till my little one is a about a year. Being a solely breast feeding mama has its challenges. I love breast feeding my baby. The...
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Speak up! NC families in need of better access to healthy food!

August 13, 2015
It’s one of the most important things we can do for our families. But for too many North Carolinians, providing healthy food is a hard thing to do. With many families needing to rely on their neighborhood corner or convenience stores for food purchases, access to healthy food can be limited. More...
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Celebrate Tomatoes! Two easy recipes for #TomatoWeek (GIFs!)

August 13, 2015
Love tomatoes? Then this is probably your favorite time of year. Tomato plants are bursting with ripe fruit, and even the most ambitious tomato-eater can have a hard time putting it all to good use. I really love growing tomatoes … the smell of the plants and the general abundance of the fruit...
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Good Food Force Update: Latest on salty & sweet!

August 10, 2015
Greetings! Check out the latest on sugar and salt, as well as a great shot of some future leaders in the food justice movement, below! Got some great content you'd like to feature in a future Good Food Force update? Please email karen@momsrising.org . As always, the conversation continues online...
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