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#FoodFri Tweetchat: The 30 Day Rangel Resolution

March 10, 2015
During the month of March, Congressman Charles B. Rangel is challenging individuals to join his Rangel Resolution to demonstrate the importance of committing to a healthy lifestyle. The Rangel Resolution is a 30 day challenge that encourages participants to adopt the following healthy habits: 1...
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The Sour Truth about Added Sugar and Our Health: And What Food Companies Are Doing to Hide It

March 6, 2015
Moms and dads seek out doctors for advice about their kids’ health. They consult dentists about care for their little ones’ teeth. One thing they are less inclined to do is go to General Mills--the maker of sugary, child-targeted products like Lucky Charms and Go-gurt yogurt-- for the latest...
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Four Reasons to Garden with Kids!

March 4, 2015
Soon the cold, slushy days of winter will give way to spring. Meaning ... it's time to think about gardening!
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Good Food Force Update: Dietary Guidelines for Americans, Healthy Salads & more

March 4, 2015
Greetings! This week we're talking about updating the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, school wellness policies and more. Please read, share and stay awesome! Thank you! 1. HOT LINE Updating the Dietary Guidelines for Americans The Dietary Guidelines for Americans provide recommendations on diet,...
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Celebrate Women's History Month: Take care of yourself

March 3, 2015
A smile spread across Amy’s face as she strolled out of her doctor‘s office with a clean bill of health yesterday. The sun was shining, and tulips were blooming, as her thoughts turned to planting her first crops of the season. “I love growing wholesome berries and vegetables, “ Amy beams. She and...
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#FoodFri Tweetchat: School Meals + Physical Activity? Yes, Schools Have Rules for That!

February 27, 2015
Did you know that every school is required to have a Wellness Policy, covering topics like school celebrations and rewards, physical activity, and nutrition education? It's true! According to recent updates, schools also have to engage parents in the policies. This is a perfect opportunity for...
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Good Food Force Update: School Breakfast, Black History Month G+ Hangout & more!

February 26, 2015
This week we're talking about the importance of healthy school breakfast, sharing Sunday food traditions, and announcing a special Google+ Hangout taking place next Tuesday night. Please read, share and stay awesome! Thank you! 1. HOT LINE Learn & Spread the Word About the School Breakfast...
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Updating the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

February 26, 2015
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans provide important recommendations on diet, nutrition and health, and serve as the foundation for federal food-assistance programs like SNAP (food stamps), WIC and school meals. The USDA and Department of Health and Human Services are expected to release updated...
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Protect ALL kids from aggressive junk food marketing!

February 25, 2015
Whether they're putting our kids' favorite characters on junk food packaging, sending special deals and invitations via mobile phones, or sponsoring school events and materials, companies are purposefully bypassing parents to cultivate our kids into what they hope will be lifelong consumers of unhealthy foods. Pretty scary, right?