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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Parenting Children with Diabetes

November 6, 2014
Today more than 23 million children and teens in the U.S. are overweight or obese contributing to the rise of diabetes in our youth. As a result, it's become important for parents to learn the difference between the two types of diabetes, their symptoms, and what can be done to keep children healthy. Share your tips, resources and experience during #FoodFri with @MomsRising and its Spanish language account, @MamásConPoder , on November 7, 2014, at 1pm, EST, as we chat with @dulce_guerrero , and her Spanish language account, @esdiabeteshf . Click to read more about our featured panelist and...
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3 Quick Yummy and Easy Recipes for Meatless Monday!

November 3, 2014
The air is getting cooler and the leaves are falling... it's the perfect time for soups! Check out these three delicious and easy soups, perfect for moms on the go like us! (Note: this post appeared on my blog,, stop on by!) 1. Cauliflower butternut squash soup Ingredients: cauliflower butternut squash onions garlic veggie cube (optional) Finally, add grated cheese! 2. Veggie Medley Soup: This soup can also be called "whatever you have in your produce drawer" soup. The veggie medley soup is a great way to use up all veggies before they spoil. The last time I made the veggie...
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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Let's Celebrate #Halloween, the Healthy Way!

October 30, 2014
"Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat!" As a child, this was my chant on Halloween. It was my battle cry, as I rallied for candy. And, I was not alone. Fast forward a few decades (I'll keep you guessing as to how many!), and my idea of "good" has changed. I now understand that my Halloween booty, did more to my body and my "booty" than I ever imagined! And, I want to make sure it's different for my children. Join @MomsRising and @CSPI this #FoodFri to share healthy Halloween resources, generate suggestions for healthy holiday alternatives, and discuss strategies for...
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SNAP into Action: Celebrate 50 Years of Food Stamps Using #snap4SNAP

October 30, 2014
This post, authored by Kate Scully, originally appeared on . The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) boosts the food security of millions of Americans. is dedicated to demonstrating that we know how to dramatically reduce poverty; we just need to build the political will. Make sure to like TalkPoverty on Facebook and follow us on Twitter ! Fifty years ago President Johnson signed the Food Stamp Act of 1964 into law. The legislation made the food stamp program, now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), permanent. SNAP has...
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Examining the Family Cost of Healthy Eating

October 30, 2014
My boys love to load up on fruits. It’s much harder to get them to eat vegetables, but everything is a work in progress right? They have their healthy choices and unhealthy choices, but we are taking baby steps as a family to eliminate those unhealthy foods and replace them with the healthier options. Every few days, my sons enjoy a fruit salad with a medley of three to four fruits; as a result, I always stock up on fruits. I was running low on fruit this week so we ran to the supermarket to buy some together. As the boys chose raspberries and blackberries, I couldn’t help but look at the...
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5 Ways to Get Kids Involved in the Kitchen

October 29, 2014
More than 12.5 million children in the US are overweight. This number is not decreasing but increasing which puts children at risk for serious health issues such as diabetes and heart disease. Teaching your child healthy nutrition habits will increase their awareness and they will form better eating habits that will go with them throughout their lives. Cooking with children encourages creativity, an understanding of bad eating habits, responsibility and involvement. It’s never too early to start teaching your children the differences between healthy and non healthy foods. By cooking with your...

#FoodFri Tweetchat: Teaching Gardens, an Active, Healthy Learning Tool

October 23, 2014
Teaching Gardens were designed by the American Heart Association to encourage children. Participating children are fascinated by the gardening process! Unbeknowst to them, they are learning healthy nutrition & learning through school based gardening to connect with healthy foods that help to combat childhood obesity. Nearly one in three children and adolescents in the U.S. is overweight or obese. There is significant research showing the health benefits of gardening and educational programs. The American Heart Association designed Teaching Gardens to encourage healthy diets in young...
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11 Tips to Help You Save on Groceries

October 20, 2014
I wasn’t much of a cook when I was younger. I admit it, I loved eating out. It was my biggest expense. Now, that I am older, with two sons who would eat me out of house and home if I let them, I realize that I can’t eat out as often as I once did. And, I don’t want to. Our bonding as a family has happened in the kitchen and at the dining table.
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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Food Justice & Equality Affects Foods Sold & Served in YOUR Community

October 17, 2014
We envision a world in which all people have access to healthy, affordable food that nourishes our bodies and environments. Yet right now, that vision is plagued by severe inequality.
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My "Famous" Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Loaf Cake

October 14, 2014
Fall means pumpkin EVERYTHING! But this family recipe is the one you will return to time and time again.
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