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New Texas Law Aims to Improve Treatment of Pregnant Women in Jail

September 30, 2015
A new law took effect this month in Texas to open a window onto jail conditions for pregnant women. This new Texas law is unusual because it requires the government to compile and make available detailed information about jail policies and practices. Too often, when people try to get this...

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What's New In School Lunch? More Than You Might Think!

September 30, 2015
If you haven’t seen a school lunch for a while, you might want to check it out. These are not the same school meals of yesterday. But if there is something you’d like to improve about the meals at your child’s school, or if you’d just like to ensure that the healthy meals continue, there are many ways parents can get involved.

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Why Do We Buy the Food We Buy? The Answer May Surprise You! #FoodFri

September 24, 2015
It’s hard to eat well in America today. Food is available just about anywhere and anytime. Many of the special-occasion treats of yesterday are considered everyday foods today. And marketing pushes more food on us at every turn. Still, the media overwhelmingly tells people that eating well and...

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$1 Raise Cost Her $205 in Food

September 22, 2015
*Sandra is a single mother of two living in New York City. She’s currently in school. She’s studying to become a registered nurse, a job that will provide her and her family with security. She’s grateful to have a job that works around her school schedule, even if they cannot provide her with...

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Join #FoodFri to Learn More About the @USDA & @USCensusBureau Data on Hunger & Poverty!

September 17, 2015
Author's Note: Although this chat ended you can click to read the September 18, 2015 #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 . Wrap your brain around...

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Schools Raise Little Money for Selling Out Students to Marketers

September 16, 2015
As school starts, so will the barrage of marketing and advertising targeting students. Brand logos, spokes-characters and product names are all over schools. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) found them on signs, posters, and scoreboards; vending machines; curricula, textbooks, and...

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How To Eat Healthy on Limited SNAP Dollars

September 14, 2015
Editor's Note: To help protect the food assistance program, or "SNAP", please take action here . Thank you! -Elisa Over the past few years, budget cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) have hurt million of families and children across the nation. 48 million...

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Marketing in schools: find out more, take action this year!

September 11, 2015
#BacktoSchool shouldn't have to mean that kids go back to being exposed to extra marketing for junk food. But in too many schools, that's exactly the case. Scoreboards, vending machines, textbooks, fundraisers, school discount nights at local restaurants, and even even scholarships are all common...

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On Sodium and School Foods...

September 11, 2015
There is tremendous progress underway toward improving schools foods. Yet, some food companies, school food service organizations, and Members of Congress are trying to roll back these improvements, including around fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and salt. For example they’re trying to...

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5 Things to Know About the Congressional Battle Over School Lunch

September 11, 2015
As millions of students around the nation return to school cafeterias this month, Congress will begin to make some important decisions about what exactly those students will be eating in the years to come. The “ Child Nutrition Reauthorization ” (CNR) takes place every five years and shapes federal...

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