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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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Are you at a threshold, too?

August 25, 2015
Yesterday we attended a moving "Ceremony of 13" at our church for my teenage son. Cultures around the world share a tradition of marking the transition from childhood to adulthood beginning at age 13 (in the Jewish tradition this is called a Bar or Bat Mitzvah). Our ministers shared why it's key to...
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Community Eligibility: Improving Child Nutrition to Create Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids #FoodFri

August 21, 2015
Community eligibility is an incredibly important provision in the fight against child hunger. It gives schools, with a large number of low-income children and teens, the ability to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students. Join #FoodFri to discuss community eligibility on August 21, 2015,...
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A Year in the Family Garden: Planting Fall Veggies

August 21, 2015
It's still sweltering in my neck of the woods, but the long days of summer will quickly turn into the brisk days of autumn. And the fall garden offers some real treasures, which can be both fun to grow and super healthy. Think lettuces, radishes, and many of the plants in the brassica family...
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Feeding hungry kids with Community Eligibility (and how you can help)

August 20, 2015
One in five kids in the US are food insecure, meaning they don’t always know where their next meal is coming from. (Source: Feeding America ) That’s why child nutrition programs like school meals and WIC make so much sense. We've seen some exciting progress around school meals in recent years, as...
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Good Food Force Update: Tomato tips, federal nutrition programs & more!

August 17, 2015
Greetings! We hope you're enjoying the final weeks of summer, before school and fall kicks into high gear. This week we're talking about the importance of supporting federal nutrition programs, sharing easy ways to extend the tomato harvest, and highlighting an amazing on-the-ground event organized...
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Breastfeeding Sans Chocolate

August 17, 2015
It's national breastfeeding month so I wanted to share my experience as a breast feeding mama. This journey has been a beautiful one and I hope to continue to breastfeed till my little one is a about a year. Being a solely breast feeding mama has its challenges. I love breast feeding my baby. The...
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