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The National WIC Association Is Doing MORE In the Community! Learn More At #FoodFri!

April 8, 2016
The National WIC Association has been working with local WIC agencies around the country through the Community Partnerships for Healthy Mothers and Children project to improve health. The focus of the project has been on policy, systems and environmental change, which is slightly different than WIC...
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All Salads are NOT the Same: Why Menu Labeling Matters

April 7, 2016
Guessing games are fun, but not when it comes to knowing what's in the food I give my kids. DYK that a pecan roll at a popular coffee shop has almost DOUBLE the calories of a chocolate pastry? Or that a turkey sandwich at a popular convenience store has nearly TWICE the calories as a beef burrito...
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Let's Help Latino Children Start Kindergarten at a Healthy Weight. Join #FoodFri to Chat!

March 31, 2016
Studies have shown that children entering kindergarten at a healthy weight are least likely to develop diabetes, asthma, cancer, and other health issues. They're also more likely to become healthy adults. And that's something to aspire to! Join #FoodFri on April 1, 2016, between 1 and 2pm, Eastern...
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They are forgotten: Hunger and homelessness in South Dakota

March 30, 2016
Do poverty, hunger and homelessness exist when there is no one around to see? A tiny South Dakota town that probably 99.99 percent of Americans have never heard of is living testimony that the answer to that question is an emphatic yes. Located in the poorest county in America , the enclave of...
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Good Food Force Update: Bubbles, critters, slime, oh my!

March 29, 2016
Greetings! We're coming up on a couple of holidays in the next month, so this week we're sharing tips on how celebrations can be both fun AND healthy, the connection between faith and food, and the power of school breakfast. As always please read and share! 1. TOP STORIES Healthy Easter Basket /...
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Menu Labeling Explained: What It Is, Its Importance to Consumers, and More at #FoodFri!

March 25, 2016
Author's Note: Although this chat ended you can click to read the March 26, 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 . This month is the sixth...
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Meet Pennsylvania State Moms Force Volunteer Ray!

March 21, 2016
DYK MomsRising is on the ground in Pennsylvania? It's no exaggeration to say there is much to do. But parents know better than anyone: a little patience and a lot of perseverance can go a long, long way. Check out this inspiring profile of Ray, one of our fabulous Pennsylvania State Moms Force...
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Good Food Force Update: So Much to Munch re: Marketing to Kids

March 21, 2016
Happy St. Patricks Day! Happy daylight savings time. March is a whirlwind on every front, and we hope you're weathering it all with gusto. This week we're talking about junk food marketing to kids, DIY yogurts and more. This is all information we hope you take and use in your own work, social media...
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Nick, Junk and Kids: an update and path forward

March 17, 2016
It's clear that when parents talk, companies listen. We can apply pressure in the public sphere (social media, blogs, etc.) and at the register, and it works. We got soda out of kids meals at Burger King, Wendy's, Applebee's and more. And industry bodies like the Corporate Food and Beverage...
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Let's Discuss Healthy Foods/Beverages and Marketing Strategies for Small Retail Food Stores! #FoodFri

March 16, 2016
For many in the United States a supermarket is a luxury. Small retail food stores, and bodegas, are their only option for purchasing foods and beverages. Helping identify basic, minimum stocking levels, as well as marketing strategies, that the stores can use to help with the sale of healthy foods...
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