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Are You Confused by the Snacks for Sale in Schools? You’re Not Alone, Find Out How to Take Action

August 31, 2016
Have you had lunch at your child’s school and sat there wondering why kids are still allowed to purchase Doritos and Cheetos, even after the USDA heralded in the Smart Snacks in School guidelines a few years back? Well it turns out that food companies reformulated many of their branded snack foods...
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School Wellness Programs: School Meals and Physical Activity at Your Local Schools #FoodFri

August 25, 2016
Author's Note: Although this chat ended you can click to read the August 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 . A lot of progress has...
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Joy As the Antidote #BBW16

August 24, 2016
Black Breastfeeding Week is a national multi-media campaign celebrating and promoting breastfeeding as a timeless tradition in Black communities. It occurs annually, August 25-31st.
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Of Angels and Healthy, Affordable Foods in Minnesota

August 22, 2016
In this era of political disagreement, it’s unusual to see political parties put aside their differences, join hands and work together for the greater good. But that’s exactly what happened recently in Minnesota around efforts to improve and increase access to healthy and affordable food. Minnesota...
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Healthy Back to School Tips at #FoodFri

August 19, 2016
The back to school season has started! For many this can be a time of stress so we want to make it easier for you. Join #FoodFri on August 19, 2016, for a bilingual tweetchat to discuss healthy back to school tips with @MomsRising , @MamasConPoder , our Spanish language sister account, and @...
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Good Food Force Update: Breastfeeding Month, Popsicles, Wellness Policies, more!

August 17, 2016
Greetings! We hope you've been having a healthy, happy and fun summer! The Good Food Force updates have slowed a bit over the summer, as we've enjoyed vacation and family time (we hope you've done the same!). But we're kicking things back into high gear as we approach the new school year. In this...
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School Day Just Got Healthier as Updated Wellness Policies Released

August 17, 2016
Great news for healthy schools! The USDA released the final Local Wellness Policy Rule at the end of July. Wellness policies are “a written document that guides a local educational agency’s (LEA) or school district’s efforts to establish a school environment that promotes students’ health, well-...
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Back to School: Educators in #Faith Communities Discuss Healthy School Foods and How Parents Can Help the Movement #FoodFri

August 12, 2016
One in three children is overweight or obese. Schools, and communities, that support healthy foods in schools can help stem childhood obesity. Given that kids, spend most of their waking hours in school supporting healthy school meals will help children, today and in the future. Parents and faith...
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Learn What Families, Schools, and Communities Are Doing to Help Kids Grow Up at a Healthy Weight #FoodFri

August 4, 2016
Author's Note: Although this chat ended you can click to read the August 5, 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 . The national childhood...
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Women Share How They Stay Young at Heart and Vibrant in Their MidLife

July 29, 2016
The other day, while chatting with my teenage son, he reminded me I was GASP middle aged. He didn't intentionally disparage my age. He wouldn't do that. No. This remark was mentioned in passing. Breezily thrown in the air as if the weight of those words didn't strike me like a thunder bolt in my...
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