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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Stand UP for Science Based Dietary Guidelines!

March 25, 2015
Since joining MomsRising, I’ve shared many personal stories, including my family heart disease history , my oldest son's high blood pressure scare , growing up in a food desert and so much more. I've shared these stories because they need to be heard. They are happening in countless homes across...
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Good Food Force Update: Hands off SNAP!, #FoodFri, conversation on faith & food, & more!

March 25, 2015
1. HOT LINE Moms Tell Congress: "Hands off SNAP!" The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is one of the strongest tools our country has in combating hunger and poverty. 3.8 million children in this country currently live in households experiencing food insecurity. 46 million people—...
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Experts agree: protect all kids from junk food marketing

March 25, 2015
Did you know? Each year, U.S. food and beverage companies spend nearly $2 billion (Yes, that’s billion with a “b”!) marketing to children — and most ads promote unhealthy foods and drinks.[1] Whether they're putting our kids' favorite characters on junk food packaging, sending special deals and...
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Hands off SNAP!!

March 22, 2015
One in five children in the U.S. rely on SNAP for their meals, yet Congress keeps making major cuts to the program while giving bigger tax breaks to big business and billionaires! We need to tell them "hands off SNAP!!!"
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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Food Science and Healthy Foods

March 19, 2015
Our children are facing an epidemic. Currently, one-third of our nation's children are obese and 15.8 million are food insecure - meaning they lack access to affordable, nutritious foods. And, food insecurity is associated with an increase in childhood obesity . So how how can science help us stem...
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Afterschool Programs Keep Kids on the Move toward Good Health

March 18, 2015
These days, keeping our children healthy and fit sometimes seems like an unwinnable war. Getting kids to eat their spinach, drink water or low-fat milk instead of soda, and put down the video game console can test the will of even the most determined mom or caregiver. Fortunately, we have a strong...
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Good Food Force Update: Mom Victory! Burger King drops soda from kid's meals

March 17, 2015
This week we're basking in the glow of a huge mom victory -- getting Burger King and Wendy's to drop soda as a default beverage in kid's meals!
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New study: kids eating healthy school lunch!

March 16, 2015
In theory, the new healthy meal standards make great sense. Who wouldn't support more whole grains, fruits and veggies in school meals? In fact: 72% of parents in the US support strong nutrition standards for school foods; that's a 3-1 margin! A majority of students and public health leaders like...
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Junk food marketing to kids: four facts that will blow your mind

March 11, 2015
Moms know it’s annoying to see our kids’ favorite characters plastered on boxes of junk food, placed oh-so-conveniently at eye level in the supermarket. And frustrating to see junk food companies sneaking onto everything from scoreboards to schools supplies. Makes me feel a little like this: Hands...
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Why are antibiotic-free McNuggets such a big deal?

March 10, 2015
McDonald’s announced a new policy to curb the overuse of antibiotics in raising the chickens that become their McNuggets and other chicken products. This is a big step towards saving antibiotics and protecting public health,
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