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Creating Healthier Schools, Active Minds

October 6, 2016
It wasn’t until I became a mom that I decided to go into teaching. For 7 years, I worked in manufacturing, but there was something about becoming a parent that compelled me to want to make a difference in children’s lives, even beyond my own family. And so I became a teaching assistant until I...
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Meetup with MomsRising in Durham!

October 3, 2016
MomsRising has over a million members nationwide, and over 40,000 in North Carolina! While it's great (and powerful!) to come together online, sometimes you just want to have the chance to get to know each other in person and talk about the issues affecting families in your own community. That's...
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Learn Supermarket Tricks & Tips That Will Help YOU Save and Eat Healthier #FoodFri

September 30, 2016
Eating well on a budget can sometimes seem daunting, especially when you are trying to feed a family on a budget for two. Yet there are proven ways for shoppers to stay on budget while eating healthy. Join #FoodFri on September 30, 2016 to chat with @MomsRising and @CSPI. We'll share what families...
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Hot off the presses: Secret Agent Moms!

September 22, 2016
Are you a superhero parent? YES YOU ARE! We all are! Parents are on the frontlines every day, building healthier communities for all kids. And we're excited to share our latest resource for the superhero in all of us ... Secret Agent Moms ! Part graphic novel, part how-to guide, Secret Agent Moms...
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#MilitaryMonday: Helping Kids Get the Foods They Need To Grow Up Healthy and Strong

September 19, 2016
Important and small changes need to be made to TRICARE so all military kids can get the medical care and food they need!
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Important gains in household income, poverty rate, and health care coverage. Yet there is more to be done.

September 16, 2016
On Sept. 13, the U.S. Census Bureau released important new data on poverty, median household income, and the number of Americans covered by health insurance. Below is a statement by Deborah Weinstein , executive director of the Coalition on Human Needs , responding to the new data. The official...
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Food and Aging in the Hispanic Community

September 16, 2016
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, MomsRising is excited to discuss how food and aging play out in the Latino community in the United States, during the September 16, 2016 #FoodFri tweetchat. Our featured guest and co-host, the National Hispanic Council of Aging, will join us to discuss the the...
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Impossible Choices.

September 14, 2016
Of course we know that hunger exists in America – and that an estimated 15.3 million children in our country, or one in five, live in a household where there is a real risk they will go hungry. Often studies of childhood hunger involve very young children – up to five years of age, for example, and...
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Antibiotic Resistance: Why Are Drug-Resistant Bacteria So Dangerous? #FoodFri

September 9, 2016
Antibiotics overuse is leading to resistant “superbugs”. This overuse is leading us down a dangerous road and a future where a simple cut could place our lives in danger. READ: How is the state of our antibiotics in 2016? Join #FoodFri on September 9, 2016 at 1p.m. EST to chat with @MomsRising, @...
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Here Are 3 Easy Actions You Can Take to Boost Play for Kids!

September 2, 2016
School is back. But many Latino families live near schools that lock courts, fields, and playgrounds after class—meaning kids miss the physical, mental, and social benefits of physical activity and play. That’s why Salud America! has a new campaign to urge schools to boost public access to...
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