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Our Children’s Future Is In Danger. Will You Step Up?

April 21, 2016
Salud America!, a Latino childhood obesity prevention network, is recruiting Salud Leaders to join a national movement to start and support healthy changes in communities and schools. Who is a Salud Leader? A Salud Leader is a parent, school personnel, academic, or community leader who drives...
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Good Food Force Update: Only 4% of elementary schools??

April 19, 2016
Hello! We hope you're having a great week. In this edition of the Good Food Force Update, we're talking about the importance of physical activity in schools. Research shows kids need an hour of physical activity every day. But are they getting that? You'd be surprised by the answer. Find out more...
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Cinco Maneras De Ayudar A Los Niños Latinos A Lograr Un Peso Saludable Antes Del Kindergarten

April 15, 2016
Más niños latinos niños de entre las edades de 2-5 años sufren de sobrepeso u obesidad (30%) que los niños blancos (21%). Esto es debido a la obesidad maternal, a la falta de lactancia materna, y a polizas laborales y de cuidado infantil que afectan a la nutrición y a los niveles de actividad...
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Tips to Help Latino Children Start Kindergarten At a Healthy Weight #FoodFri

April 15, 2016
Study after study has shown that healthy Latino children are more likely to become healthy Latino adults. And most eating habits are formed when children are young. Ensuring children entering kindergarten start at a healthy weight will help them, giving them a better chance of not developing...
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Income Inequality: The Housing Struggle

April 8, 2016
“I was in Newark and Harlem just this week. And I walked into the homes of welfare mothers. I saw them in conditions—no, not with wall-to-wall carpet, but wall-to-wall rats and roaches. . . . [One mother] pointed out the walls with all the ceiling falling through. She showed me the holes where the...
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The National WIC Association Is Doing MORE In the Community! Learn More At #FoodFri!

April 8, 2016
The National WIC Association has been working with local WIC agencies around the country through the Community Partnerships for Healthy Mothers and Children project to improve health. The focus of the project has been on policy, systems and environmental change, which is slightly different than WIC...
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All Salads are NOT the Same: Why Menu Labeling Matters

April 7, 2016
Guessing games are fun, but not when it comes to knowing what's in the food I give my kids. DYK that a pecan roll at a popular coffee shop has almost DOUBLE the calories of a chocolate pastry? Or that a turkey sandwich at a popular convenience store has nearly TWICE the calories as a beef burrito...
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Let's Help Latino Children Start Kindergarten at a Healthy Weight. Join #FoodFri to Chat!

March 31, 2016
Studies have shown that children entering kindergarten at a healthy weight are least likely to develop diabetes, asthma, cancer, and other health issues. They're also more likely to become healthy adults. And that's something to aspire to! Join #FoodFri on April 1, 2016, between 1 and 2pm, Eastern...
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They are forgotten: Hunger and homelessness in South Dakota

March 30, 2016
Do poverty, hunger and homelessness exist when there is no one around to see? A tiny South Dakota town that probably 99.99 percent of Americans have never heard of is living testimony that the answer to that question is an emphatic yes. Located in the poorest county in America , the enclave of...
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Good Food Force Update: Bubbles, critters, slime, oh my!

March 29, 2016
Greetings! We're coming up on a couple of holidays in the next month, so this week we're sharing tips on how celebrations can be both fun AND healthy, the connection between faith and food, and the power of school breakfast. As always please read and share! 1. TOP STORIES Healthy Easter Basket /...
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