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Why WIC is an Essential Program for Moms and Families

September 3, 2015
WIC is an incredibly successful nutrition and health assistance program for millions of pregnant women, moms, infants, and children. Here are just a few stories from the millions of families across the country that are boosted by WIC.
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Moms to Your Stations: Five ways to support healthy schools this year!

September 2, 2015
I’ll admit I’m a little weepy about the start of a new school year. My young kids are growing like weeds, and I’m not sure what happened to the month of August. But even if you’re on the teary-eyed end of the Back to School spectrum (like me), there are some big reasons to celebrate! Schools are...
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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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Your Guide to Antibiotic-free Lunchboxes

September 2, 2015
As kids return to school this September, discussions of school lunch nutrition leave me thinking that the best option, really, to ensure children receive healthy lunches is by packing them at home. A sandwich, some fruits and veggies, a healthy treat: that’s what I got in my lunch box way back when...
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5 Ways to Make Mornings Easier

September 2, 2015
Originally posted by Trina on O'Boy Organic . I went back to work. Well, I guess I never really stopped “working” but I worked from home so if I drove the kids to school in my PJ’s it was OK. Now I don’t have that luxury. Now I will not even see my kids off to school. My husband is taking over that...

Up for a challenge? Join us for #BacktoSchool!

September 1, 2015
Dust off the backpack. Clean off the desk. Sharpen those pencils. it's time for Back to School! Whether you have kids or just know some, this can be a hectic time of year as we adjust to new routines and say goodbye to the lazy days of summer. Get the school year off to a strong and healthy start!...
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Food Security: A Good Food Force Definition

August 31, 2015
We've been unpacking some key terms around food justice through the Good Food Force Facebook Group, and better yet: developing our own shared working definitions of these concepts. Check out the latest conversation, on food security, below!
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Food Justice: a Good Food Force Definition

August 31, 2015
As food advocates, we grapple with everything from personal challenges to staying healthy, to structural challenges around food access.
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Help Preserve Progress on Healthier School Foods. Join #FoodFri

August 28, 2015
Can you believe schools are back in session across some parts of the country? Children are excited. Routines are changing. Parents juggling act has commenced. And, schools have prepared for children as well. Kids are going back to school this year to meals that keep getting healthier. Ninety-five...
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7 Back-to-School Tips to Help You Stress Less and Find Your Center

August 25, 2015
Whether your kids are toddlers or teens, the start of a new school year offers the opportunity for a fresh start and a chance to do things differently. If you’re feeling some anxiety around all the transitions, scheduling, juggling and driving that usually accompany a new school year, take a deep...
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