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A Major and Growing Role of Americans' Diets: Snacking #FoodFri

November 20, 2015
Snacks play a major and growing role in Americans’ diets. Though sugary drinks, chips, and candy are among the most common snack choices, snack time doesn’t have to mean unhealthy foods. From revealing the role Big Food has played in changing Americans’ snacking habits to sharing healthy snack...

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America's Crisis: Military and Veteran Food Insecurity #FoodFri

November 12, 2015
Heroes. This is the word that comes to mind when I think of our military and veterans. Their patriotism keeps our nation safe. Their sacrifices maintain our security. Unfortunately, our heroes are unable to provide enough food for themselves and their families. There are food pantries serving...

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Why Do We Buy the Food We Buy? The Answer May Surprise You! #FoodFri

September 24, 2015
It’s hard to eat well in America today. Food is available just about anywhere and anytime. Many of the special-occasion treats of yesterday are considered everyday foods today. And marketing pushes more food on us at every turn. Still, the media overwhelmingly tells people that eating well and...

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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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Busy Parents Healthy Back to School #FoodFri Chat!

September 11, 2015
The back to school season is in full swing! Children and teens are settling into their schedules. Bedtimes are being set and new routines are developing. Little by little, through trial and error, busy parents and students are discovering their new normal. This week's #FoodFri chat is devoted to...

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How to Get Enough Sleep This School Year

September 10, 2015
I'm a big advocate of getting sufficient sleep. While sleep is one of the basic biological and physiological needs, we parents tend not to give the topic the attention that it deserves. In reality, sleep is as important to our overall family health as our nutrition and exercise. It is so important...

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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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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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Discover What's New With Healthy Schools And How Parents Can Help! #FoodFri

September 3, 2015
With the 2015-2016 school year commencing, we're excited to Discover What's New With Healthy Schools And How Parents Can Help! Join #FoodFri on September 4, 2015, at 1pm, Eastern, to kick-off the MomsRising Good Food Force Back to School Challenge. We'll be joined by the @USDA and Bettina of @...

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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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