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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Healthy Tips for Eating Out

June 24, 2014
Eating out accounts for a third of Americans’ calories and contributes to poor nutrition and obesity . Restaurant foods and beverages often contain high levels of calories, saturated fat, sugars, and salt, and not enough fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. And restaurant practices, like large portions, upselling, free refills of sugary beverages, and unhealthy default side dishes, make healthy eating a challenge. Join @MomsRising and @CSPI for this week's #FoodFri tweetchat on healthy options for eating out! Learn how to eat healthy when you dine out and share your tips, strategies and...
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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Overuse of Antibiotics in Meat & Poultry

April 30, 2014
It's estimated that up to 50 percent of antibiotic use in people is unnecessary and up to 70 percent of antibiotics sold in the U.S. are used on healthy livestock to compensate for crowded and unsanitary farm conditions, a troubling fact considering that the more antibiotics are used, the less effective they become. This #FoodFri, @MomsRising will be joined by @saveantibiotics on Friday, May 2, 2014, at 1pm, EST to learn how YOU can help make sure antibiotics remain effective for future generations. Join us! Together, we can keep families safe by raising our voices, and awareness, of the...
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No More Junk Ads!

April 21, 2014
What the what!? There is too much junk food marketing in our schools. It's enough to have to deal with junk food marketing pretty much everywhere else. But it certainly shouldn't be reading, writing, and junk food marketing in every hall of our public schools! Join us to get standards for junk food marketing in our schools: Unfortunately, there are still no national standards about what can, and cannot, be advertised to kids in schools. That's right: None. This means that in some cases, kids are offered one snack while being encouraged through marketing...
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Fizz Off! Young Voices Counter Coca-Cola & Soda Industry

January 30, 2014
Coca-Cola’s mission is “to refresh the world” and promote “open happiness.” The world’s number one beverage company boasts about its initiatives “to support active, healthy living” such as donating to youth fitness programs. Here are a few examples of young people who are questioning this sugar-coated thinking. Truth Unfiltered, Flavored Lies is an award-winning rap documentary produced by three high school students in Columbia, Maryland with the verdict: “Soda is the new nicotine.” P.H.A.T [Powerful, Healthy, Active, Teens] video by a reporter interviewed Youth Radio interns in Oakland,...
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