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How to use the holidays to push for heathy habits - aka less sugar?

December 9, 2016
This is my favorite time of year. Parrandas/caroling, and get togethers with family and friends, during this holiday season are always such a treat. But what isn't a treat is the amount of sugar eaten during the holidays. It's estimated that most people gain an average of 5 to 10 pounds! There's a...
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Good Food Force Update: Healthy Holidays, Election Reflections, More!

November 28, 2016
It's been a heavy few weeks for everyone. As the holiday season draws near, we hope you're finding time to recharge, relax, and remember that together we have made tremendous progress towards building healthier communities for our kids and families, in every sense of the word. While our context has...
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Join me to tell Nickelodeon: back parents up!

December 5, 2016
As the weather turns colder my kids are spending more and more time indoors. That includes being able to watch some of their favorite tv shows, like Avatar on Nickelodeon. Favorite shows are fun, but I'm so tired of the junk food marketing that comes into my home with them. And it's not just on the...
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Let's Talk Sugar, Sugar Policies & Why You Should Care at #FoodFri

December 1, 2016
It can be confusing when you hear sugar discussed in the media. As a parent, I had questions. How much sugar should a child eat? What's the difference between added sugars and naturally occuring sugars? And, why should I care? These were just some of the questions I had when I sought to educate...
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Delicious Side Dishes for the Holidays

November 22, 2016
Looking for variety this holiday season? With sides, it's easier to experiment and introduce your family, and children, to new flavors. Presenting them during the festivities, will also encourage them to try something they ordinarily wouldn't eat because they see others eating them as well. That's...
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Easy, Healthy Holiday Side Dish: Brussels Sprouts with Grapes & Walnuts

November 22, 2016
Side dishes don't often get the the attention they deserve during the holidays. Personally, I love side dishes and often eat them as stand alone dishes (I'm weird like that!). What I love most is how easy they are to create and serve. And because they're pretty easy to make, you can easily pass...
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FDA Oversight of Formula Marketing

November 18, 2016
Even though doctors say that breastfeeding is best, not everyone can breastfeed for a variety of important reasons. The option of giving a baby formula should be safe, but often times the claims that formula companies make can be confusing or even downright misleading. With DHA or without? Will one...
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Let's Talk About How Faith Communities Can Strengthen Efforts to End Poverty! #FoodFri

November 11, 2016
In 2015, according to Feeding America, " 42.2 million Americans lived in food insecure households, including 29.1 million adults and 13.1 million children. " Poverty contributes to hunger in America. Faith based and community organizations offer members and their communities resources to help...
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Learn the Facts About Baby and Toddler Food and Drinks Nutrition and Its Marketing #FoodFri

November 3, 2016
From birth to age 2 children form healthy eating habits that can prevent childhood obesity. Expert health professionals have provided recommendations for feeding babies and toddlers, yet baby and toddler food and drink companies and their marketing messages do not always support these...
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Baby and Toddler Foods and Drinks: How Can Moms Tell Which Are Healthiest?

November 1, 2016
What toddler isn’t a picky eater? One day she loves broccoli and the next, it’s all over the floor. It is downright hard to find food that your child will try, let alone eat. As mothers, I’m sure that most of us have been concerned at one point or another that our child is either eating nothing or...
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