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Voices of the Good Food Force: Dara Cooper

October 28, 2015
We're inspired by amazing food activists like Dara Cooper, who was an honoree at MomsRising's Food Power event in NYC last year. Dara is an activist, organizer and currently the director of the NYC Food and Fitness Partnership at Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation. The Partnership works to...
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Good Food Force Update: Farm to School, Interview with "Cafeteria Man"

October 27, 2015
DYK it's national Farm to School Month? Check out some handy resources below! We're also sharing stories from moms speaking out about the importance of federal nutrition programs. As always, please read and share, and have a great week! 1. TOP STORIES AND QUICK ACTIONS Join us in celebrating Farm...
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Farm to School: Let's Get Fresh Foods In Our Kids Schools! #FoodFri

October 23, 2015
October is National Farm to School Month and we're joining in the fun with a farm to school themed #FoodFri chat! Join #FoodFri on October 23, 2015, as @MomsRising chats with @USDANutrition and @FarmtoSchool . We'll be chatting with Moms and Dads, like you, as well as organizations that are...
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Teal Pumpkin Project Makes Halloween Safe for Children with Food Allergies

October 23, 2015
Halloween is lurking around the corner. But for some families, it isn’t the chill in the air, haunted houses or costumes that have them scared. For parents of children living with severe allergies, it’s the possibility of their child ingesting a lethal allergen which could ultimately lead death...
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Voices of the Good Food Force: Eileen Carter-Campos

October 21, 2015
Get inspired by the amazing Eileen Carter-Campos! Eileen was an honoree at our Food Power 2014 event in the Bronx, NY. Eileen Campos is a teacher, who saw first hand the unhealthy meals children received in schools. While working with Laura Fuentes from MOMables, she chronicled her classroom's...
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Voices of the Good Food Force: Bess Hauser

October 21, 2015
Get inspired by the amazing Bess Hauser, who was an honoree at our Food Power 2014 event in the Bronx, NY. Bess has spent the last five years actively engaged in her Brooklyn community through the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, the Brooklyn Food Coalition, Brad Lander's Participatory Budgeting Process...
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So Many Reasons to Love Farm to School

October 21, 2015
I live in an agricultural community, surrounded by apple orchards. We frequent the weekly farmer's market, garden (a lot, as you'll notice from my other posts) and in general my family really embraces the importance of eating fresh, healthy and local. So I'm a natural fan of Farm to School programs...
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#StoptheCuts so we can #endhungernow

October 20, 2015
Earlier this month, the Food Research and Action Center shared a comprehensive plan of action to end hunger in America . This plan lists clear steps that our nation can take to achieve this goal, but it most certainly cannot be done unless Congress #stopsthecuts and starts to invest in proven...
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WIC: #StopTheCuts to Protect Women and Children!

October 19, 2015
Many of you are probably familiar with WIC—the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children—and what a vital role it plays in ensuring healthy, nutritious diets for families facing financial difficulty. However, did you know that in addition to providing a healthy food...
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World Food Day: Nutrition in the First 1,000 Days #FoodFri

October 16, 2015
Since 1979, October 16 has been marked as World Food Day. It's a day to spread awareness and draw national attention to hunger, malnutrition and poverty, as well as draw attention to programs that work in our nation. This year World Food Day falls on a Friday and we want to commemorate it with a #...
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