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Healthy Food for Healthy Children in North Carolina

May 2, 2016
North Carolina is in the midst of a childhood health crisis. Children across the state are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, some cancers, and other chronic diseases because they lack access to healthy, nutritious food. Families want to be healthy, but too many simply have nowhere to buy affordable lean meats, whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
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Chocolate is Nice. Equality is Better!

April 29, 2016
Mother’s Day was founded with a simple and beautiful wish – to honor the person who has done more for us than anyone in the world. At MomsRising, we do more than honor moms. We empower them – every day, all year long. We unite moms to win protections from gun violence, win access to lifesaving...
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Advocates Oppose House Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill

April 29, 2016
Anti-hunger advocates reacted strongly in opposition to a House Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill introduced last Wednesday, April 20. A statement from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) said the bill would roll back years of progress, leaving countless children without access to nutritious meals.
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Food Dyes: Learn Which Are Important to Avoid at #FoodFri

April 29, 2016
Food dyes are unnecessary ingredients that are added to improve the look of foods. Although most food additives are safe, there are many that have negative health effects or trigger adverse reactions, such as hyperactivity, in sensitive kids. Join #FoodFri at 1pm EST / 10am PSTon April 29, 2016...
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The Nation's First #SodaTax and How Organizers and Volunteers Won! #FoodFri

April 21, 2016
Author's Note: Although this chat ended you can click to read the April 22, 2016 #FoodFri STORIFY - a curated list of said chat's tweets compiled into a story format, to learn more about the topic, review chat resources and engage with chat panelist(s) and participants . In 2014, Berkeley passed...
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Our Children’s Future Is In Danger. Will You Step Up?

April 21, 2016
Salud America!, a Latino childhood obesity prevention network, is recruiting Salud Leaders to join a national movement to start and support healthy changes in communities and schools. Who is a Salud Leader? A Salud Leader is a parent, school personnel, academic, or community leader who drives...
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Good Food Force Update: Only 4% of elementary schools??

April 19, 2016
Hello! We hope you're having a great week. In this edition of the Good Food Force Update, we're talking about the importance of physical activity in schools. Research shows kids need an hour of physical activity every day. But are they getting that? You'd be surprised by the answer. Find out more...
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Cinco Maneras De Ayudar A Los Niños Latinos A Lograr Un Peso Saludable Antes Del Kindergarten

April 15, 2016
Más niños latinos niños de entre las edades de 2-5 años sufren de sobrepeso u obesidad (30%) que los niños blancos (21%). Esto es debido a la obesidad maternal, a la falta de lactancia materna, y a polizas laborales y de cuidado infantil que afectan a la nutrición y a los niveles de actividad...
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Tips to Help Latino Children Start Kindergarten At a Healthy Weight #FoodFri

April 15, 2016
Study after study has shown that healthy Latino children are more likely to become healthy Latino adults. And most eating habits are formed when children are young. Ensuring children entering kindergarten start at a healthy weight will help them, giving them a better chance of not developing...
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Income Inequality: The Housing Struggle

April 8, 2016
“I was in Newark and Harlem just this week. And I walked into the homes of welfare mothers. I saw them in conditions—no, not with wall-to-wall carpet, but wall-to-wall rats and roaches. . . . [One mother] pointed out the walls with all the ceiling falling through. She showed me the holes where the...
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