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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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Proposed Congressional Cuts to Nutrition Assistance Would Cost Jobs

April 14, 2015
This week, the House will vote on a measure to repeal the estate tax, which would shower the wealthiest 0.2 percent of estates in the country with an average tax cut of $2.5 million. Meanwhile, the House has already passed a budget proposal that would convert the nation’s bedrock nutrition...
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Una Historia Personal: Alimentación Más Derechos de Los Estudiantes Inmigrantes

April 13, 2015
Era el día de San Valentín del 2001. Tenía ocho años de edad cuando mis padres y yo cruzamos la frontera de EE.UU. provenientes de Zacatecas, México en busca de las mejores oportunidades que podía ofrecer el llamado “Sueño Americano”. Durante varias generaciones, mi familia se ganó la vida a través...
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Good Food Force: #Fightfor15, #SNAPWorks and more!

April 13, 2015
Greetings! This week we're talking about the fast-food worker strike, protecting SNAP, healthy meals for preschoolers and more! Please share! 1. HOT LINE Let's make the school day a healthy one for our littlest learners! Join us in supporting The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as it updates...
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Concern Trolling

April 13, 2015
This blog post originally appeared in My Imperfect Truth . I’ve written extensively on these pages about my struggle with my weight. About my life as a fat kid called “Elephant Youngs” on the playgrounds of every grade school in Falmouth, Maine. About my victories and losses on the battlefield of...
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Helping Our Kids Choose Health Now, And as Adults

April 9, 2015
Right now, we’re celebrating National Public Health Week , which is focused on how we can become the healthiest nation possible by 2030. Fifteen years from now, my daughter will be beginning her adult life—that feels like a long way off, but it’ll be here before I know it. As a public health...
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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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Good Food Force Update: Dietary Guidelines, film screenings, caption contest & more!

April 6, 2015
Greetings! This week we're talking about the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and sharing details of exciting conversations happening online and on the ground. Enjoy! 1. HOT LINE Important updates to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans! Love nutrition facts labels? We do too! And DYK? Those labels...
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