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Great news! Kids like healthier school meals!

July 22, 2014
The data is in: students like new, healthier school meals! This is a major victory for families and schools everywhere!
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LIVE from #Netroots: #FoodFri + #Detroit Food and Water Justice

July 18, 2014
We're excited to be tweeting LIVE from Netroots this week! Join us as we have a vibrant discussion about #Detroit food justice and water. "Detroiters are symbolic of the core values of most people in this country."-Monica Patrick #nn14 #DetroitWater #Detroit — MomsRising (@MomsRising) July 18, 2014 Join us this Friday, July 18, 2014, at 1 p.m., EST as @MomsRising chats with @PeoplesWaterDet . During the chat we'll touch topics that Detroiters are experiencing, including: Detroit's current water crisis as a public health issue with clear public-health oriented solutions intersections of health...
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Out of the Mouths of Babes Comes the Truth About Pesticides

July 16, 2014
Most of you are undoubtedly familiar with the Hans Christian Andersen story "The Emperor's New Clothes." You may even have read it to your kids and grandkids. Remember how the two unscrupulous weavers promise the vain and pretentious emperor to create for him new clothes woven of material so marvelous, not to mention expensive, that only those clever, competent and worthy of the emperor's goodwill will be able to see it? His fearful subjects, unwilling to state what their eyes see before them, mumble the appropriate oohs and aahs when the emperor, thinking himself oh so regally decked out,...
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Join us for a Virtual Town Hall Discussion on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

July 15, 2014
We know that nutrition and health are related, but why is this of particular concern for families struggling with hunger? Join MomsRising and Feeding America July 17th for a Virtual Town Hall discussion to tackle these important issues.
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#FoodFri Tweetchat: The Not So Sweet Truth About Sugar

July 9, 2014
From diabetes to heart disease, we are seeing an unprecedented increase in diet-related illnesses throughout the country, much of it due to eating too much sugar. Bring your questions to learn the truth behind just how much added sugar we consume, why that’s so hard to find out, and what we can do to help Americans make healthier food decisions at this week’s #FoodFri tweetchat at 1 p.m. EST on July 11, 2014. Union of Concerned Scientists’ Gretchen Goldman, will shed light on what science tells us about the impacts of sugar—in all its various forms—on our health, how the food industry is...
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#FoodFri Healthy Recipe #4thOfJuly Tweetchat

July 2, 2014
This 4th of July, my family and I are heading to a family shindig. We'll be spending time with family and friends around the pool and laughing around the backyard tables.
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A Bipartisan Answer to Hungry Kids During the Summer

July 2, 2014
Only 1 in 5 eligible kids access the Summer Nutrition Program. These leaves behind a lot of hungry children June through August. Luckily, a bi-partisan group in Congress is coming up with some answers to this problem.
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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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The United States of Compost

June 25, 2014
Vermont is a cool place and it’s getting cooler. The Green Mountain State passed a “ universal recycling law ” (Act 148) that has a number of progressive provisions including mandatory composting. Starting this summer, enterprises that generate two tons or more of food scraps per week – e.g., grocery stores, restaurants and food producers – must divert them from landfills. Because the law is being phased in over several years, residents have until 2020 to comply. After that, food scraps and yard debris ( i.e., leaves and wood scraps) will be banned from landfills. If this sounds a bit...
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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Save School Lunch!

June 18, 2014
Parents have spoken. Nationwide 78 percent of parents think that healthier food in schools will increase academic performance and 90 percent of Americans want K-12 schools to play a role in reducing obesity in their community. The USDA heard and implemented USDA nutritional standards for school meals , the first in 15 years . Currently, 90% of schools are serving healthy meals - that's progress! Now some members of Congress are challenging the National School Lunch Program’s updated nutrition standards. They are playing politics with our children's health. And, we must take a stand...
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