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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Food Science and Healthy Foods

March 19, 2015
Our children are facing an epidemic. Currently, one-third of our nation's children are obese and 15.8 million are food insecure - meaning they lack access to affordable, nutritious foods. And, food insecurity is associated with an increase in childhood obesity . So how how can science help us stem...
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The Sour Truth about Added Sugar and Our Health: And What Food Companies Are Doing to Hide It

March 6, 2015
Moms and dads seek out doctors for advice about their kids’ health. They consult dentists about care for their little ones’ teeth. One thing they are less inclined to do is go to General Mills--the maker of sugary, child-targeted products like Lucky Charms and Go-gurt yogurt-- for the latest...
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#FoodFri Tweetchat: School Meals + Physical Activity? Yes, Schools Have Rules for That!

February 27, 2015
Did you know that every school is required to have a Wellness Policy, covering topics like school celebrations and rewards, physical activity, and nutrition education? It's true! According to recent updates, schools also have to engage parents in the policies. This is a perfect opportunity for...
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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Let's Celebrate School Food Heroes!

February 16, 2015
This month, is celebrating school food heros. They are highlighting people who have gone above and beyond to ensure that all snacks in schools are Smart Snacks . In celebration of Valentine's Day, they named these amazing heros "Smart Snacks Sweethearts". As you might know, Smart...
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Planting a Seed

February 12, 2015
1. The early years… the seed is planted Image courtesy of Words in my food lexicon - white rice (I eat mine with butter and sugar – none of that salt and pepper crap), white flour (for making biscuits and frying chicken), white bread, and white sugar. Words NOT in my food lexicon...
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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Let's Chat about Teeth Friendly Foods for Kids!

February 11, 2015
This week we’re chatting about healthy teeth foods in honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month ! Oral health and food go hand and hand; as a result, we’re bringing out the big guns to answer your questions! Join #FoodFri on Friday, February 13, 2105, at 1pmEST. Our panelists, @teeth_matter...
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#FoodFri Tweetchat: #NYC Introduces a Healthy Happy Meal Bill!

February 6, 2015
The Healthy Happy Meal Bill presented in NYC by Council Member Ben Kallos and drafted in partnership with parents’ groups, Center for Science in the Public Interest, and the American Heart Association is currently before the New York City Council. The bill would tie toys and other incentives that...
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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Restaurant Kids' Meals, Food Marketing and YOU!

January 23, 2015
With more and more families eating out, children are getting about 25% of their alloted calories from fast-food chains and restaurants. Given the role that they play, parents are seeking healthier kids' meal options. It's critical in the fight against childhood obesity. Join #FoodFri on Friday,...
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Mud Run for Kids, Brain Breaks, and More: Vote and Win a Prize!

January 21, 2015
Healthy kids need to move it, move it. That’s why Salud America! is presenting six new #SaludHeroes who helped give Latino kids more physical activity. WATCH and VOTE for your favorite play-promoting #SaludHeroes by Jan. 27, 2015, and be entered in a random drawing to win a FREE T-shirt and jump...
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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Strengthening Healthy Schools

January 16, 2015
With children consuming almost half of their daily calories at school, strengthening schools so that they can provide healthy school meals, can help stem the tide of childhood obesity in the United States - which incidentally has tripled over the last 4 decades. Together, with schools, Moms (And...
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