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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Save Summer for Kids!

May 21, 2014
When I was young, I relished summer. It was full of friends, laughter, and fun. It was a time when I could wake up late and relax. Yet, for many children this is not the case. For 1 in 5 children today, summertime means hunger. And, no child should grow up hungry in America. Join @MomsRising and @NoKidHungry on Friday, May 23, 2014, on Twitter, between 1-2pm, EST and help save summer for kids ! Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting kids in need with nutritious food. They are also teaching families how to cook healthy, affordable meals...
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It's Time to Call out the Mouse!

May 20, 2014
Note: I am thrilled to join the Center for Science in the Public Interest to pressure Chuck E. Cheese to improve their menus. This post, along with a version in Spanish , was published on my blog last week. Please join us in pressuring Chuck E. Cheese's to take our kids' nutrition seriously! As a mom, I am very concerned about the nutritional value of kids' meals. I have been interested in this for a long time, even before Enzo was old enough to be aware of ads on television. Mostly, I find that kids' menus are lacking in the nutrition department and are RIDICULOUS in their portion sizes...
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Mom Victory! My kid ate (and loved) a veggie wrap on #FRD2014!

May 16, 2014
Mom Victory! My son knows it's important to eat healthy, fresh food. But it's still not easy to get him to actually eat it. That's why I'm so proud of getting not only him - but his ENTIRE CLASS OF 4-YEAR OLDS - to eat Rainbow Salad Wraps on this Food Revolution Day (#FRD2014)! Woot! Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Day is a great opportunity to add some oomph to that neverending struggle to get kids, and families, to eat healthy. Hey let's face it - it was also a good reminder to me about the importance of healthy eating. The kids thought it was great fun to shred veggies, pick parsley, mix...
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FED UP and MomsRising

May 15, 2014
Three years ago, we connected over a cold email. Both of us were baffled by the same question - we’ve been covering the issues of food and diet for 30 years and we were still baffled by why the problem keeps getting worse. Why is this?”
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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Fed Up, The Film and Challenge

May 15, 2014
Another week, another fabulous #FoodFri tweetchat! MomsRising is proud to team up with Fed Up, a film and social action campaign centered around sugar.
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Back Off, Mr. Big Potato Head!

May 14, 2014
The Big Potato Lobby is trying to throw science and nutrition research out the window and insist that certain foods be placed in the WIC food package, an important health and nutrition program for low-income pregnant women and babies. We need moms and dads to speak out and tell Congress to drop this hot potato!!
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Get Involved: Global Day of Action to Cut Conflict Palm Oil

May 9, 2014
When problems seem overwhelming for our children, we remind them to take things “one day at time.” Amazingly, their problems often don’t seem so big or so overwhelming anymore. On May 20, 2014, you and your family can join me and my family and thousands of other folks around the world as we take one day and create thousands and thousands of actions around ONE ask : PepsiCo The Power to Cut Conflict Palm Oil is #InYourPalm. For most of us, making a difference and creating change around huge global problems like the destruction of the world’s rainforests and climate change seems way too big and...
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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Food Revolution and YOU!

May 7, 2014
With one week to go until Food Revolution Day 2014, we want to spread awareness of how to get involved on the day! Join us this #FoodFri to discover what Food Revolution initiatives have been planned across the world for 16 May. Join @MomsRising , @FoodRev and @crunchacolor on Friday, May 9, 2014, on Twitter between 1-2pm, EST to discover, and share, how schools, communities and families will be celebrating Food Revolution Day and why they believe keeping cooking skills alive is so important. Food education and cooking skills can help save lives; and every one of us can make a difference...
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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Overuse of Antibiotics in Meat & Poultry

April 30, 2014
It's estimated that up to 50 percent of antibiotic use in people is unnecessary and up to 70 percent of antibiotics sold in the U.S. are used on healthy livestock to compensate for crowded and unsanitary farm conditions, a troubling fact considering that the more antibiotics are used, the less effective they become. This #FoodFri, @MomsRising will be joined by @saveantibiotics on Friday, May 2, 2014, at 1pm, EST to learn how YOU can help make sure antibiotics remain effective for future generations. Join us! Together, we can keep families safe by raising our voices, and awareness, of the...
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Grow Your Own Organic Garden (tips this week on #EcoTipTue)

April 28, 2014
Are you growing a garden this year? Have a few pots of herbs and veggies? Then please join us for our weekly Twitter chat called #EcoTIpTue tomorrow. We will have lots of tips for how to grow a productive, healthy garden. Best of all, the featured guest will be Tom Philpott , writer, farmer and food & ag correspondent at Mother Jones magazine. Tom is the cofounder of Maverick Farms , a center for sustainable food education in Valle Crucis, North Carolina. Toxic Free North Carolina will join us as well and share many valuable resources! When: Tuesday April 29 Time: 9 PM EST Where: On...
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