#FoodFri Tweetchat: Healthy School Fundraising
Here at MomsRising, we're extremely excited about this week's #FoodFri tweetchat. We'll be discussing a hot topic, healthy school fundraising!
Join @MomsRising and @CSPI this Friday, March 28, at 1 p.m. EST for a fun and informative #FoodFri tweetchat that will prepare you for the coming school year's fundraising initiatives, while taking into account the new rules for foods sold in schools.
Starting July 1, 2014, all foods sold in schools--including foods sold through on-campus fundraisers--will need to meet updated nutrition standards. While states can provide some limited exemptions for school-approved fundraisers, many schools need support in transitioning to healthy fundraising options. During this tweetchat we will share resources and get the momentum started to spread the word!
We welcome all voices and hope YOURS will be one of them. ¡Nos vemos el Viernes a las 1 pm, EST en Twitter! / We'll see you Friday at 1pm, EST on Twitter!
To join and follow the conversation use the #FoodFri Hashtag in each tweet.
You can also follow the chat on Twubs.com/FoodFri. Twubs allows you to follow MomsRising’s registered hashtags by creating an account. Below I have noted the steps.
- Create an account using an email or your Twitter account.
- Enter the desired hashtag, #FoodFri, #WellnessWed or #EcoTipTue, in the search box found at the top of the page. Click Enter. A new page will open with the desired chat.
- Find the “Join This Twub” button found on the right-hand side bar and join the group.
- Adjust the speed of the conversation to your liking. Options are: Fast, Medium, Slow, Slower, or Slowest.
- Introduce yourself and join the conversation, by entering your comment, tips, or questions in the “Tweet to #FoodFri as [YourName] box”
- Or, respond to a specific tweet by hovering over the right-hand side of the individual’s tweet and selecting one of the icons.
Since 1971, CSPI has been a strong advocate for nutrition and health, food safety, alcohol policy, and sound science.
Founded by executive director Michael Jacobson, Ph.D. and two other scientists, CSPI carved out a niche as the organized voice of the American public on nutrition, food safety, health and other issues during a boom of consumer and environmental protection awareness in the early 1970s. CSPI has long sought to educate the public, advocate government policies that are consistent with scientific evidence on health and environmental issues, and counter industry’s powerful influence on public opinion and public policies.