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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Cafeteria Man, Fighting for Healthier School Foods

October 8, 2014
Join #FoodFri on October 10, at 1 p.m., EST , to chat with Richard Chisolm the Director of Cafeteria Man , a documentary that follows Tony Geraci, Chef and Baltimore School Food-Service Director, on his journey to replace processed school meals with locally-grown, freshly-prepared meals. The film, which debutted on public television this past August, demonstrates the power of the food movement - the importance of healthy meals. It also emphasizes the importance of parents, of YOU. In Tony Geraci's own words, "One of the single most important drivers for change are parents. Parents need to be...
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Good Food Force Weekly Update: Apple recipes, Healthy Halloween and more!

October 8, 2014
Welcome to this week's Good Food Force Update! We're celebrating FALL with some healthy apple recipes, and a Healthy Halloween Tweetchat. Also check out a great training opportunity with MomsRising.org in Washington, D.C.! As always, please read and share. Thanks! 1. THE HOT LINE Good Food Force ... UNITE! We’re bringing together a powerful group of moms, advocates and experts for the first national Good Food Force Meeting in Washington, D.C. November 7-8, and we're looking for food superheroes to join us! Momsrising.org will cover travel, accommodation and food expenses for selected...
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Watch on Wednesday: #POWHERList: Healthy Lives!

October 7, 2014
Health and safety are absolute essentials to achieving economic success for women and their families. That is why this week NYS PowHER will focus on Healthy Lives: Securing Economic Equality by Ensuring Reproductive Options, Ending Domestic Violence and Providing Childcare. Watch the Google Hangout featuring MomsRising's own Monifa Bandele to hear all about it: http://bit.ly/HealthyLivesLIVE PANELISTS: Monifa Bandele, Moms Rising @MomsRising Gregory Brender, United Neighborhood Houses , Winning Beginnings @WinBeginNY Tracey Brooks, Family Planning Associates @WomensHealthNY Lorien Castelle,...
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Crowdfeeding - Food Drives for the 21st Century

October 6, 2014
We launched our Crowd-Feeding platform in June 2014 and hosted our first food drive campaign over the summer, partnering with Curbing Hunger and a number of other terrific organizations. The campaign raised over 56,000 LBS of food, including tons of fresh produce, to help those facing food insecurity in NJ (our home base is the Garden State!). We’re looking to build upon that success with An Apple A Day - a crowd-feeding food drive campaign designed to raise lots of healthy food, educate people about the cool things people and organizations are doing to help fight hunger and to build...
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A Growing Hope: Community Organizing to End Childhood Obesity

October 6, 2014
Although National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, a designation intended to raise awareness about the problem of obesity and show people how they can take steps toward a solution, has passed, we want to remind everyone that the need to raise awareness has not. In the last generation, childhood obesity has increased more than fourfold in the United States. More than 23 million children and teenagers are obese or overweight, a statistic that health and medical experts consider an epidemic. And while the national childhood obesity rate has recently started to level off, and some cities and...
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#FoodFri Chat de Twitter: Consejos y Estrategias Saludables de Halloween

October 3, 2014
Octubre trae días más cortos, manzanas crujientes, calabazas y Halloween. Se anuncia al inicio de la temporada de vacaciones que durará hasta Enero. También marca el inicio de los dulces de Halloween, las fiestas escolares y una arremetida de comida chatarra a los que tus hijos están expuestos en esta época del año. Sin embargo, ¡podemos evitar esos Zombis trastornados por el azúcar y volvernos locos por las opciones saludables! Únete a #FoodFri el Viernes 3 de octubre del 2014, a la 1pm EST, mientras @MamásConPoder chatea con @400Moms sobre las alternativas más saludables de Halloween...
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Healthy Food Superheroes UNITE!

October 3, 2014
What an exciting moment to be working on food justice! Change is happening on every front, from the new meal and snack standards in schools, to real progress being made in the fight against junk food marketing to kids. We’re so proud to have such a stellar group of moms working with us on this issue! So much so, in fact, that we think it’s time to come together, get inspired and plan the next phase of our work. We’re bringing together a powerful group of moms, advocates and experts for the first national Good Food Force Meeting in Washington, D.C. November 7-8, and we're looking for food...
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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Healthy Halloween Tips & Strategies

September 30, 2014
October brings shorter days, crisp apples, pumpkins and Halloween. It heralds in the beginning of the holiday season that will last until January. It also marks the beginning of Halloween candy, school parties and an onslaught of junk food that your kids are exposed to this time of year. Yet, we can avoid those sugar crazed Zombies and go bananas over healthy options! Join #FoodFri on Friday, October 3, 2014, at 1p.m., EST, as @MomsRising chats with @400Moms about healthier Halloween alternatives. Learn strategies that are fun, festive and healthy at this week’s #FoodFri tweetchat. Spread the...
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Good Food Force: Alicia Keys, #MomsVote, Lunch Box Inspirations and more!

September 26, 2014
Welcome to this week's Good Food Force Update! We have a special announcement this week ... please read on, and share! 1. THE HOT LINE Announcing... #WeAreHere! HUGE news! Alicia Keys just announced she's contributing to @MomsRising & #WeAreHere partners! Find out more about #WeAreHere at: www.WeAreHereMovement.com . Let's Get Out the #MomsVote! In most states, voter registration deadlines are just around the corner so there’s no time to spare. Click here to remind your friends to register to vote! Our “Mad Men” era workplace polices--unequal pay, lack of paid family leave, childcare that...
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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Learn more about Smart Snacks + Healthy School Fundraisers!

September 25, 2014
Sick of fast-food & candy fundraisers in schools ? We are too! Thankfully, this year most states are turning to healthier school fundraisers . Consistent with the USDA’s Smart Snacks that improve the nutrition of snacks and drinks sold through the a la carte line at lunch, school stores, and vending machines, school fundraisers hosted during the day are getting a make-over! Join #FoodFri this Friday, Septemeber 26. 2014 at 1pm, EST on Twitter While some states are providing some limited exemptions for school fundraisers , many are going with just healthy fundraising options. This #FoodFri...
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