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Schools Raise Little Money for Selling Out Students to Marketers

September 16, 2015
As school starts, so will the barrage of marketing and advertising targeting students. Brand logos, spokes-characters and product names are all over schools. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) found them on signs, posters, and scoreboards; vending machines; curricula, textbooks, and...

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Grow Healthy Families With a Veggieful Garden!

September 10, 2015
“Everyone has a starting point; the point is… get started!” ~ Jessica David My mom has a dark green thumb. She has always grown with much success house plants and over the last several years she has had an abundant garden. Years ago she used to gift me hard-to-kill green plants but trust me, they...

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Sample Letter Requesting Teacher Minimize Sweets in the Classroom

September 9, 2015
As a mother, I want the best for my children. I try to give them opportunities to live a healthy, happy life. This includes limiting the amount of candies and sweets they eat, and trying to make sure their schools keep student health in mind. At the beginning of the year, I share my opinion with my...

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Review Your Family's Allergy Plan This Back to School Season

September 5, 2015
As part of the Good Food Force , we often focus on changes for healthy food labeling and tackling food changes in our communities. As a mom of a child with a SEVERE tree nut allergy, this scenario hits too close to home. We've battled friends and family who thought we were being too overprotective...

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5 Tips to Help Students Avoid School Stress and Improve Academic Success

September 2, 2015
It’s here! Students have officially gone back to school. The initial back to school glee felt by Moms and students alike may have already started ebbing and been replaced by incredible juggling acts. Homework, studying and hectic schedules are just some of the balls being held up in the air during...

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10 Tips For A Great Kindergarten Year

September 2, 2015
I’m sad to say this year I don’t have a child in Kindergarten but I consider myself an expert since I have taught the grade for several years and I know the expectations of the children, parents, and teachers. It’s such a sweet grade because many children haven’t been to school prior to this...

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