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Every Friday, at 1pm, EST, MomsRising hosts a Twitter chat centered around food. This past week we discussed Public Policy’s Role in Reducing Childhood Obesity.  Our featured panelist, @LHCommunities, answered a number of questions, to get you as excited as we are, about the various ways that policymakers can, and have, used public policy to stem the tide of childhood obesity.

 With 274 contributors, and almost a thousand tweets, our Public Policy’s Role in Reducing Childhood Obesity #FoodFri chat was chock full of information and a few light hearted tweets. If you missed the chat, no worries! Although your presence was missed,  we understand you may not always be able to join in. As a result, we've  highlighted a few of the chat's tweets below.

Leadership for Healthy Communities RWJF |

 At MomsRising, we can't help but rejoice whenever we read the below tweet. And, we're not alone! Moms all over the United States voiced their opinions about healthy school meals in MomsRising's National School Lunch Week with Healthy Food blog carnival!



Doubt the impact policymakers, and public policy, has on childhood obesity? Read on!


If you agree with the below tweet (or any other!), feel free to hit the Retweet button!

Interested in your local policy? Prevention Institute provides search tools to find out more.


Although we never condone violence, we were excited to see our #FoodFri reach extended all the way to Liverpool!


We have to admit, we're not surprised at the reach of this #FoodFri tweet chat. Public policy impacts all aspects of our lives, including our economy...

school programs...

and public safety.

By opening up a dialogue, #FoodFri allows the sharing of resources.

As well as, the sharing of ideas.

Join us. We're a friendly bunch!

Our next chat is Friday at 1pm, EST. Just add #FoodFri to each tweet. Together, we can, and will, change how food is viewed! Need a reminder? Feel free to leave your Twitter name below and we'll shoot you a reminder.

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