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#FoodFri Tweetchat: The Truth About Kids' Sports and Sport Snacks

July 23, 2014
Children's sports and sports snacks seem to go hand in hand, but should they? It's a proven fact that healthy children do better in schools . Children's sports play an integral role in keeping children healthy. It fills the gap left by the closing of physical education classes . It gets children moving in a fun, safe enviroment. It also aids in academic success . Yet, the benefits of children's sports can be offset by the snacks served during the event. Join us this Friday, July 25. 2014 at 1pm, EST on Twitter to learn the truth about children's sports and sports snacks. Hear from @CSPI , @...
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G is for Greens Part 1: Growing Mesclun and Collards

July 23, 2014
Greens get a bad rap, and it's not fair. Because they're easy to grow, they taste awesome, and they're really good for you, too! I'll admit: getting kids to eat greens can be particularly challenging, as they're something of the epitome of the "vegetable". But drawing them into the process of planting, growing, cooking, eating and, yes, crafting, can help. I'm going to share tips for bringing greens into your life, from seed to plate. First, let's look at growing greens. Here's how to get started. There are lots and lots of types of greens out there - from tender-leafed salad greens to the...
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Great news! Kids like healthier school meals!

July 22, 2014
The data is in: students like new, healthier school meals! This is a major victory for families and schools everywhere!
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LIVE from #Netroots: #FoodFri + #Detroit Food and Water Justice

July 18, 2014
We're excited to be tweeting LIVE from Netroots this week! Join us as we have a vibrant discussion about #Detroit food justice and water. "Detroiters are symbolic of the core values of most people in this country."-Monica Patrick #nn14 #DetroitWater #Detroit — MomsRising (@MomsRising) July 18, 2014 Join us this Friday, July 18, 2014, at 1 p.m., EST as @MomsRising chats with @PeoplesWaterDet . During the chat we'll touch topics that Detroiters are experiencing, including: Detroit's current water crisis as a public health issue with clear public-health oriented solutions intersections of health...
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Out of the Mouths of Babes Comes the Truth About Pesticides

July 16, 2014
Most of you are undoubtedly familiar with the Hans Christian Andersen story "The Emperor's New Clothes." You may even have read it to your kids and grandkids. Remember how the two unscrupulous weavers promise the vain and pretentious emperor to create for him new clothes woven of material so marvelous, not to mention expensive, that only those clever, competent and worthy of the emperor's goodwill will be able to see it? His fearful subjects, unwilling to state what their eyes see before them, mumble the appropriate oohs and aahs when the emperor, thinking himself oh so regally decked out,...
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Join us for a Virtual Town Hall Discussion on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

July 15, 2014
We know that nutrition and health are related, but why is this of particular concern for families struggling with hunger? Join MomsRising and Feeding America July 17th for a Virtual Town Hall discussion to tackle these important issues.
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#FoodFri Tweetchat: The Not So Sweet Truth About Sugar

July 9, 2014
From diabetes to heart disease, we are seeing an unprecedented increase in diet-related illnesses throughout the country, much of it due to eating too much sugar. Bring your questions to learn the truth behind just how much added sugar we consume, why that’s so hard to find out, and what we can do to help Americans make healthier food decisions at this week’s #FoodFri tweetchat at 1 p.m. EST on July 11, 2014. Union of Concerned Scientists’ Gretchen Goldman, will shed light on what science tells us about the impacts of sugar—in all its various forms—on our health, how the food industry is...
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#FoodFri Healthy Recipe #4thOfJuly Tweetchat

July 2, 2014
This 4th of July, my family and I are heading to a family shindig. We'll be spending time with family and friends around the pool and laughing around the backyard tables.
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A Bipartisan Answer to Hungry Kids During the Summer

July 2, 2014
Only 1 in 5 eligible kids access the Summer Nutrition Program. These leaves behind a lot of hungry children June through August. Luckily, a bi-partisan group in Congress is coming up with some answers to this problem.
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Opinion: Congress Wants To Undo Moms’ Hard Work On School Lunches

June 16, 2014
My son and I are researching and applying for high school scholarships. As part of the process, we've toured New York City private schools. It’s an amazing experience. They have small classes, huge libraries and gyms, and cafeterias, full of healthy options, that rival those of any public schools. I was in awe and so was my son. The school my son loved, which will remain unnamed, is one of the top rated private schools in NYC. It also had a hefty price tag to go with it. However, the most glaring difference between this institution and public schools, was not just the price tag, it was the...
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