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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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Congress: Take action for Flint families NOW!

March 11, 2016
Congress has been dragging its feet to pass emergency funding that could help Flint families suffering with poisoned water. We need you to stand up and speak out TODAY! Write Congress and tell them to support Flint families ASAP!
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Let's Talk About Community Health Initiatives & Superfoods with Congressman Rangel at #FoodFri

March 10, 2016
To mark the 6th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, MomsRising and Congressman Rangel are joining forces to host a #FoodFri tweetchat! Join #FoodFri on March 11, 2016, between 1 - 2 p.m. Eastern, to chat with @MomsRising and @cbrangel about community health initiatives for families. Last year...
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"The students can really taste the difference." Meet Sandy, Founder of Hudson Valley Farm to School

March 10, 2016
This week we're profiling Sandy McKelvey, the founder of Hudson Valley Farm to School. One of Sandy's colleagues reached out, eager to profile Sandy's inspirational work in the Hudson Valley. Check out a snapshot of her latest project, bringing local beef into the Haldane School. On Wednesday,...
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Three Reasons Why School Breakfast = Big Impact

March 9, 2016
Happy National School Breakfast Week! Sound like a no-brainer? And/or wondering why kids can't just eat breakfast at home? Read on, friends! I'm sharing great stats and resources to help us all remember why school breakfast is such a big deal. First the facts, according to FRAC's handy School...
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Amber: "Food is a Focal Point in our House"

March 8, 2016
Check out the latest in our series profiling members of the Good Food Force, below, and the amazing work they're doing to build healthier communities. My name is Amber, but I also answer to Mom, Mama, Mommy, and various combinations of screeching/whining/guttural noises from my children. I...
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Let's Talk #Breakfast at the National School Breakfast Week Chat! #NSBW16

March 7, 2016
Growing up, my Mom always told us, "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day." I'm pretty sure you heard it from the adults in your life as well when you were a child. Turns out they were right. Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. Eating a healthy breakfast before school...
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Good Food Force Update: National Nutrition Month, sentencing reform, #VegOut Challenge

March 7, 2016
This week we're talking about National Nutrition Month, the importance of sentencing reform, and some big victories in Mississippi. As always, please read and share. And be sure to join the conversation in the Facebook group and during the #FoodFri tweet chat, too! 1. TOP STORIES Join us in asking...
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Join the #FoodFri VegOut! 30 Ways in 30 Days #VegOut2016 Challenge!

March 4, 2016
Children who are not exposed to fruits and vegetables have a harder time eating them as adults. Knowing this parents encourage their children to eat healthy meals. In fact, I had a friend (not me) who often bribed, hid and begged her sons to eat their veggies (again not me - wink. wink.)! The...
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Five Ways to Help Latino Children Achieve a Healthy Weight by Kindergarten

February 29, 2016
More Latino kids ages 2-5 are overweight/obese (30%) than white kids (21%). That’s because of maternal obesity, less exclusive breastfeeding, and workplace and childcare issues that affect nutrition and physical activity levels, according to a new package of research from Salud America! , a...
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