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#MilitaryMonday: A New Series By and For #MilFams!

February 8, 2016
Welcome to #MilitaryMonday! As a veteran, military spouse, and mother of two school-aged children, I am excited to be a part of this new MomsRising blog series. The military community regularly faces unique challenges. Our mission is to create a space where we can lift up military voices in honor...
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Thirsty Families, Undocumented Immigrants & #FlintWater Next Steps at #FoodFri

February 4, 2016
A community poisoned. Rashes, hair loss and unexplained illnesses. Children exposed to lead. Development halted before it even had a chance. The future is dismal for many of the young ones. Decreased IQ, behavorial and cognitive problems and a range of other health issues lie ahead. It sounds like...
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The Obama Administration Takes Steps to Reduce Child Hunger

January 29, 2016
Clint Mitchell is an elementary school principal in Prince William County, Virginia. He doesn’t like to test students at the end of the month. Why? Because their families are running out of food by then – their SNAP benefits don’t last the whole month. I heard him at a White House Conversation on...
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Cooking With Children: Tips, Recipes and Success Stories #FoodFri

January 29, 2016
As a Mom, I want my children to learn to cook. Learning to cook offers children life benefits. From learning where food comes from to saving money, cooking has it's perks. Please join #FoodFri this Friday from 10-11 am PT/1-2 pm ET as MomsRising and CSPI chat about cooking with children. They'll be...
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MomsRising joins 80+ Groups in Call for KFC to Help Save Antibiotics!

January 28, 2016
Today MomsRising and more than 80 environmental, consumer, food, and other public interest groups publicly called on the executives of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) to serve chicken raised without the routine use of antibiotics. The focus on KFC marks the next step in a marketplace initiative driven...
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Feed the People to Free the People

January 28, 2016
This article was written by SWOP’s Food Justice Organizer Rodrigo Rodriguez, and originally published on El Grito de Neuvo Mexico . Learn about Rodrigo’s work with Project Feed the Hood on their facebook and instagram pages, and follow him on twitter @5RO5 . Here in New Mexico, we hold this radical...
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New Research Backs Up What Parents Already Know: Healthy School Meals Make Sense

January 21, 2016
As a mom, I know that healthy school meals make sense. They nourish our kids’ bodies and minds, enabling them to learn and engage throughout the school day. And a new study from Healthy Eating Research conducted in middle and high schools in Washington State backs up my common-sense mom-logic,...
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New Dietary Guidelines for Americans: what you should know

January 20, 2016
Earlier this month the government released new Dietary Guidelines for Americans , which provide important nutrition guidance that helps everything from families to federal programs align with the latest thinking around health and nutrition. For example: nutrition labels on products? Based on the...
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How is the state of our antibiotics in 2016?

January 15, 2016
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Thomas Frieden lists among their greatest concerns for the coming year, “Find and stop outbreaks of drug-resistant organisms rapidly and protect antibiotics by greatly improving their rational use among both humans and feed animals."...
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What You Drink Impacts Your Health! Make Each Glass Count. #FoodFri

January 15, 2016
Our bodies are composed of 50-65% of water. It's necessary to ensure our bodies optimal level. Our bodies wouldn't survive without it. As a result, water, and what you drink impacts your health, often in unexpected ways. Each sip is an opportunity to improve your health – or derail your hard work...
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