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MomsRising's Food Power Events Get Bigger And Better!

August 13, 2014
On August 2, 2014, we hosted Food Power 2014 in the Bronx, NY, alongside the amazing food justice community organization, The BLK Projek during their annual Not Just Talk conference. Two hundred people from around NYC came out to participate! Highlights from the conference include the MomsRising hosted brunch and gathering of fierce food justice moms working to protect school meals, increase access to healthy food, and end junk food marketing to children. Our discussion Food Fight! Moms on the front lines in schools and communities brought together dozens of bloggers and activists. We...
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Get To Know MomsRising's 2014 Food Power Awardees

August 12, 2014
As part of the MomsRising Food Team, I've witnessed first-hand the passion our members have about food issues and food justice. From weekly #FoodFri chats to on the ground activisim, MomsRising members rise up to ensure all communities have options, and access, to healthy foods and meals. This year, we celebrated New York area members, who have gone above and beyond. They are fierce . Today, we celebrate them for all they have done and continue to do. They changed lives with their voices and activism. And, it all began with one step that snowballed into something bigger, impacting not only...
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FoodPower14 Recap!

August 12, 2014
MomsRising's #FoodPower14 was held on August 2nd in partnership with The Blk Projek's Not Just Talk conference. Here is my recap, please visit my blog for more pictures! MomsRising ‘s FoodPower 2014 conference was held last week. This event is near and dear to my heart because I care about these issues and I’m a Good Food Force blogger. Also, last year at this event I met some fab ladies and bloggers whom I have the honor and privilege to now call my friends. This year Food Power 2014 was held partnership with The Blk Projek ‘s Not Just Talk conference. The theme of the#NotJustTalk conference...
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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Enjoy Summer's Sweetness, Wholesomely!

August 8, 2014
We couldn't walk away. A challenge had been thrown down: " Make a pledge to do something in your community that reduces children’s intake of sugary drinks ." Never one to back down, MomsRising.org has taken up the challenge! Join us this Friday, August 8, 2014, at 1p.m. EST, on Twitter for our weekly @MomsRising #FoodFri tweetchat as we chat about summer's sweetness, without the sugary drinks! The science is clear: Our kids are consuming too much sugar and it has serious implications for their future health. We’re asking you to make a pledge to do one thing to help reduce children’s intake of...
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Food Fight in Congress? Moms can end this!

August 8, 2014
Lobbyist: We can't afford to give kids healthier meals Moms: We can't afford not to! Send a tomato to Congress! Take Action Ever wanted to send a rotten tomato to Congress? Now is your chance! Last month, U.S. Ho use members dealt a hefty blow to healthy school lunches. After years of hard work to get healthier meals that have more fruit and vegetables and less sugar, fat, and salt in school cafeterias across the country, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to let schools opt out of new nutritional standards! [1] Not okay. Pin-striped suited corporate lobbyists are selling out our kids...
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Not just one mother's battle

August 2, 2014
Today's is the first day of 2014 World Breastfeeding Week. Just earlier this year, Iowa Public Radio broadcasted a remarkable story about Linda Eaton. Eaton was an Iowa City Firefighter. Thirty-five years ago, she continued to breastfeed her child at work against orders from her supervisor, and a breastfeeding discussion was launched locally and gained national attention.
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#FoodFri Tweetchat: MomsRising's Food Power Event is Back! #FoodPower14

July 31, 2014
Happy Friday! Have you heard the news? MomsRising's Food Power event is back! We've teamed up with the The BLK Projek's Not Just Talk, a full-day conference of exciting women working in social justice.
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Talking to Children about Weight

July 30, 2014
A WebMD/Sanford Health survey found that parents of teens find it more difficult to talk about weight with their child than talking about sex, drugs, alcohol or smoking.
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Celebrating Seasonality and Strengthening Culture

July 29, 2014
In his engrossing new book, The Third Plate, Dan Barber observes that our present food system is disconnected: It operates in silos: vegetables here, animals there, grains somewhere else – each component part separate from the others and unhitched to any kind of culture.
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Poised for progress on pesticides

July 29, 2014
Well, it's about time. The invisible problem of pesticide drift is on the policy radar in ways it's never been before — with changes in the wings that could protect kids and communities in very real ways. From California to the Midwest to our nation's capital, drift is now a focus of public concern and policy conversation. And as the science linking pesticide exposure to children's health harms continues to stack up, pressure to protect kids from pesticide drift is growing stronger as well. Here's the deal: In response to legal action by Pesticide Action Network and our partners — based in...
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