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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Tips to Establish Healthy Eating Habits at Home

April 16, 2015
This week's tweetchat is one I am looking forward to! From supermarket shopping to healthy meals ideas, it's sure to be lively. Even better, it will be conducted in English and Spanish. So, please feel free to join in whichever language you feel most comfortable in. Join #FoodFri on Friday, April...
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Food Choices Alter Children’s Palate, Memory and Learning

April 15, 2015
Walking through a farmer’s market, I’m captivated by what I see. Mothers (and fathers!) push carriages, and hold toddlers’ hands, as they walk between a kaleidoscope of fruits and vegetables. I watch as the children munch on bananas, watermelon and mangos. “This is how it should be,” I think...
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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Let's Chat #GMO Labeling In Infant Formula!

April 9, 2015
Consumers have a right to know which nutritional products contain GMOs so they can make informed decisions, especially when it comes to our most vunerable - infants. One of the widest used infant formulas, often given free at the hospital, Similac infant formula. Abbot Labororatories, the maker of...
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Got a minute? Mom to Mom: We Really Need Your Help!

April 7, 2015
Got a minute? Mom to mom: we really need your help to keep the pressure on Nickelodeon to STOP marketing junk food to kids! Can you add your voice? You see, Nickelodeon has a huge influence on children, like my son J.P. A 2012 study by the Center for Science and the Public Interest found that 69%...
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A Story of Self: Food + Immigrant Student Rights

April 3, 2015
It was Valentine’s Day, 2001. I was eight years old when my parents and I crossed the U.S border from Zacatecas Mexico, in search of better opportunities that the so-called “American Dream” had to offer. Through several generations my family made a living from agriculture; we grew corn, the maiz...
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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Students Fight for Food Justice!

April 2, 2015
Not yet an adults, but no longer children, teenagers often feel discounted during talks about healthy food. Young adults want a seat at the table and we need to make room for them. Their experiences within the school system, and the community at large, can provide insight and open a gateway toward...
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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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