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Good Food Force Update: PE in schools, Florida recess bill, biking tours and more!

February 23, 2016
Greetings! This week we're exploring the importance of getting active. Check out some stats on the impact of physical activity in schools, the latest on efforts to make recess mandatory in Florida, and an inspiring profile of Civil Bikes' founder Nedra, below! As always, please read and share! 1...
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How One NBA All-Star is Helping Teens Drink Water, Not Soda

February 22, 2016
Last December , the NBA’s Most Valuable Player, Stephen Curry, made an impressive move. But it wasn’t a dramatic three-pointer on the basketball court. Curry signed a three-year endorsement deal with Brita, the water filtration system, instead of Coke or Pepsi. "Drinking water is essential to a...
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Getting the Wiggles Out: part of a healthy school day

February 18, 2016
My six-year old son is in kindergarten. He's a bright and active boy who loves Star Wars, dinosaurs, raptors, and space. Try to sit him down for an extended period of time to learn about any of those things? Good luck. His teachers are saints. And my son isn't alone. Kids have energy. They need to...
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Voices of the Good Food Force: Nedra Deadwyler, founder of Civil Bikes

February 18, 2016
This week we're excited to feature Nedra, a bike enthusiast, healthy-living advocate, and entrepreneur from Atlanta. Nedra runs Civil Bikes, which uses bike tours and classes to get people active and teach them about social justice, all at the same time. Thanks for all you do, Nedra! Civil Bikes...
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President Obama's Final Budget

February 15, 2016
President Obama introduced his final budget last week. Find out all the details about what is in it and what is happening next!
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Lets Celebrate No More Soda on Jack in the Box’s Kids Menus! #FoodFri

February 12, 2016
This #FoodFri we want to celebrate Moms' voices and an amazing win! If you haven't heard already, after years of pressure from, parents and nutrition advocates, Jack in the Box announced that it will drop sugary sodas as an option from their kids meals and menus in all of their 2,200...
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Good Food Force Weekly Update: Alicia Keys, Healthy Valentine's, and a big win!

February 12, 2016
Happy (early) Valentine's Day! My kids are just getting old enough to recognize and ask for all of the candy that's associated with Feb 14, so I'm loving @SchoolBites' great ideas for keeping it healthy, below! We're keeping the drumbeat going around Flint, talking about the importance of justice...
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9 Exercises to Get You and Your Family Moving

February 9, 2016
No matter what you are telling yourself, New Year’s has long passed. We are in Chinese New Year, we’re approaching spring -- but it’s still not too late to incorporate exercise in your and your family’s routine! Here are some of my favorite ones: 1. Frog Jumps Just like it sounds. Get down on the...
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Let's Make 2016 a MOMentous Year for Pennsylvania Families

February 9, 2016
MomsRising's Pennsylvania State Moms Force brought our voices to Harrisburg in January, reminding legislators that moms, dads and families around the state are counting on them to champion policies that boost our families and our economy including: Access to healthy food Affordable, high-quality...
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#MilitaryMonday: A New Series By and For #MilFams!

February 8, 2016
Welcome to #MilitaryMonday! As a veteran, military spouse, and mother of two school-aged children, I am excited to be a part of this new MomsRising blog series. The military community regularly faces unique challenges. Our mission is to create a space where we can lift up military voices in honor...
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