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Limiting Unhealthy Ads in Schools is Key to Kids’ Health

October 15, 2015
When I was a kid, I didn’t know when companies were trying to sell me something. I’m not unique; most kids don’t understand the intent of advertising. But marketing for unhealthy items – sugary drinks, chips, candy, fast food – can get kids to beg their parents or caregivers for those treats. Then...
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Open Letter to Nickelodeon

October 14, 2015
I am a single, working Latina mother of two boys, ages 14 and 1 year old. I’ve enjoyed your programming for years. My teenage son grew up watching your shows on Saturdays. He especially loved Spongebob Squarepants and will still watch it from time to time. I appreciate your kid-friendly, mom-...
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Periscope: Tips on Getting Started (from another new user)

October 14, 2015
I've recently become intrigued with Twitter's new livestreaming app Periscope, and am having fun building my "scoping skills" through the Good Food Force Periscope Challenge (details below!). Come try it out with me! Here are some tips for getting started: Download the app on your phone (you can...
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Food Allergies + Happy, Safe Halloween? Yes, It's Possible! #FoodFri

October 9, 2015
I recently had a conversation with two fantastic Mom Bloggers, Denise and Diana, about food allergies and their fears during Halloween. As a Mom who does not manage a child with food allergies, I did not understand how terrifying Halloween could be (And, not in a good way!). It made me realize that...
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Year in the Family Garden: Growing Kale! #National Kale Day

October 7, 2015
The Kale craze is well founded: just one cup of this bitter green contains only 33 calories, while providing over 600% of recommended daily Vitamin K and over 200% of recommended Vitamin A. Superfood, right? And even better news: it's easy to grow. I love planting kale not only because it's healthy...
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Kale for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner....and Dessert!

October 7, 2015
Celebrate National Kale Day (yes...that's a thing) by checking out these kale recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner...and dessert!
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5 Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

October 2, 2015
With the holidays quickly approaching, it's time to make plans! If you're like my family, your holidays center around food, mainly meat. (We love our pernil!) This year I want to have a more humane and healthy holiday by making sure I purchase antibiotic-free meat . But, I want to go further than...
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100 Back to School Tips for a Healthy School Year!

October 1, 2015
As the school year gets into full-swing, and the inevitable chaos of new teachers, new friends, and new schedules ensue, we've counted down 100 tips to help you have a healthy back-to-school. Share your tips with us in the comments or with #GoodFoodForce on Twitter! Tip 100: Kids are seeing...
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Federal Budget: How does it affect school lunches?

October 1, 2015
Last night Congress passed a clean Continuing Resolution which avoided a government shutdown and funds the government through December 11th, 2015. Since this was “clean”, meaning that there were no riders or changes to current policy, government programs will continue to be funded at the same level...
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Removing Roadblocks to Health

September 30, 2015
I’ve always been a healthy eater and pretty active. Wait. Let me take that back. I’ve always been conscious of the food I put in my body and the exercise I was or wasn’t getting. If I gained or lost weight, I usually knew the culprit (probably the same ones for you). And I’ve dedicated my career to...
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