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Teal Pumpkin Project Makes Halloween Safe for Children with Food Allergies

October 23, 2015
Halloween is lurking around the corner. But for some families, it isn’t the chill in the air, haunted houses or costumes that have them scared. For parents of children living with severe allergies, it’s the possibility of their child ingesting a lethal allergen which could ultimately lead death...

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Voices of the Good Food Force: Eileen Carter-Campos

October 21, 2015
Get inspired by the amazing Eileen Carter-Campos! Eileen was an honoree at our Food Power 2014 event in the Bronx, NY. Eileen Campos is a teacher, who saw first hand the unhealthy meals children received in schools. While working with Laura Fuentes from MOMables, she chronicled her classroom's...

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Voices of the Good Food Force: Bess Hauser

October 21, 2015
Get inspired by the amazing Bess Hauser, who was an honoree at our Food Power 2014 event in the Bronx, NY. Bess has spent the last five years actively engaged in her Brooklyn community through the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, the Brooklyn Food Coalition, Brad Lander's Participatory Budgeting Process...

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So Many Reasons to Love Farm to School

October 21, 2015
I live in an agricultural community, surrounded by apple orchards. We frequent the weekly farmer's market, garden (a lot, as you'll notice from my other posts) and in general my family really embraces the importance of eating fresh, healthy and local. So I'm a natural fan of Farm to School programs...

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#StoptheCuts so we can #endhungernow

October 20, 2015
Earlier this month, the Food Research and Action Center shared a comprehensive plan of action to end hunger in America . This plan lists clear steps that our nation can take to achieve this goal, but it most certainly cannot be done unless Congress #stopsthecuts and starts to invest in proven...

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WIC: #StopTheCuts to Protect Women and Children!

October 19, 2015
Many of you are probably familiar with WIC—the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children—and what a vital role it plays in ensuring healthy, nutritious diets for families facing financial difficulty. However, did you know that in addition to providing a healthy food...

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World Food Day: Nutrition in the First 1,000 Days #FoodFri

October 16, 2015
Happy #FoodFri ! Since 1979, October 16 has been marked as World Food Day. It's a day to spread awareness and draw national attention to hunger, malnutrition and poverty, as well as draw attention to programs that work in our nation. This year World Food Day falls on a Friday and we want to...

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So Much to Celebrate this National School Lunch Week

October 15, 2015
October 12-16 is National School Lunch Week, and there's so much to celebrate! 1. Over 95% of schools are now meeting the updated meal standards , which have been in effect since 2012. (Source: USDA ) 2. Students like the new options . 70% of elementary schools report that students enjoy the new...

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Limiting Unhealthy Ads in Schools is Key to Kids’ Health

October 15, 2015
When I was a kid, I didn’t know when companies were trying to sell me something. I’m not unique; most kids don’t understand the intent of advertising. But marketing for unhealthy items – sugary drinks, chips, candy, fast food – can get kids to beg their parents or caregivers for those treats. Then...

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Open Letter to Nickelodeon

October 14, 2015
I am a single, working Latina mother of two boys, ages 14 and 1 year old. I’ve enjoyed your programming for years. My teenage son grew up watching your shows on Saturdays. He especially loved Spongebob Squarepants and will still watch it from time to time. I appreciate your kid-friendly, mom-...

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