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Voices of the Good Food Force: Liz Duda

December 17, 2015
We're featuring the many inspiring faces of the Good Food Force, an online network of moms and dads taking action to build healthier communities. This week, meet Liz from South Carolina! (And join the Good Food Force here !) We asked Liz to tell us a bit about herself and her work: I am a mother of...
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Estudio: Familias latinas tienen menos acceso a alimentos saludables

December 15, 2015
Los latinos tienden a vivir en vecindarios que cuentan con pocos supermercados y otras fuentes de opciones alimenticias saludables, pero están surgiendo varias soluciones prometedoras, de acuerdo con un nuevo paquete de estudios de Salud America! , red nacional para la prevención de la obesidad...
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Poinsettias Can Get HOW Tall? And other fun facts and tips for growing holiday plants!

December 15, 2015
Nature is alive and well during the holiday season, and although the days can feel blustery and cold you can bring some of the outside in through holiday plants. As a gardener, I love holiday greenery, as it reminds me that those warm, sun-drenched days in the garden aren’t so far off after all...
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Keystone Moms: Make Pennsylvania the State of Motherly Love!

December 14, 2015
As a mom of two young and very rambunctious kids, I consider it a personal victory if we all make it out of the house wearing shoes each morning. So I totally understand how for many folks like me, the political ramblings taking place in Harrisburg can feel like a distant animal … interesting to...
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Working Moms Still Don’t Have Enough Support at Work. Let’s Change This.

December 11, 2015
When I was still a working reporter serving as a staff writer at a Chinese-language newspaper’s Los Angeles Bureau, I sat on the floor in the bathroom stall between assignments to pump breast milk for my then 3-month-old son while my colleagues went to bathroom, knocked on the door and occasionally told me to hurry up. After each pumping session I moved to the office kitchen to wash the pump parts, trying to ignore my colleagues stating behind me and saying “don’t wash your dirty panties here.”
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School Lunch: Then and Now #FoodFri

December 11, 2015
December 13, 2015 marks the 5th anniversary of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. A lot has changed since its inception! Children no longer receive pizza and french fries, five days a week, as I did as a child. They are given healthy, well-balanced meals that include fruits, vegetables, and...
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Top Six Ways Parents Can Push Back Against Harmful School Commercialism

December 8, 2015
Parents hoping to limit their kids’ exposure to excessive commercialism are understandably frustrated when marketers invade traditionally “commercial-free” venues outside the home, such as your child’s school. And school advertising abounds in many forms. Most of us are familiar with ads in...
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Research: Latino Families Have Worse Access to Healthy Food

December 8, 2015
Latinos tend to live in neighborhoods with few supermarkets and other sources of healthy, affordable food options, but several promising solutions are emerging, according to a new package of research from Salud America! , a national network for Latino childhood obesity prevention funded by the...
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#Radio This Week: #Enough

December 8, 2015
For your podcast list: Breaking Through with me, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner! It's fun, feisty, and relevant for moms and families. Our weekly podcast is ‪#‎free‬ for all on iTunes : https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/moms-rising-radio/id533519537 ON THIS WEEK'S SHOW: The San Bernardino shooting and...
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Good Food Force Update: #NotOneMore, soda victory, social-emotional intelligence, more

December 7, 2015
It's a tough day. Our hearts are heavy following yesterday's tragic events in California, so we're starting this update with MomsRising's statement on the shootings. Then read on to find some uplifting news about soda in kids' meals, a couple of great tweetchats happening this week (one today) and...
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