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Good Food Force Update: #MissionPossible, DQ, Popsicles and more!

May 18, 2015
Greetings! There's so much to talk about this week, from Dairy Queen pulling soda from kids menus, to reflecting on food justice, to yummy summer recipes. Please read and share! 1. HOT LINE #MissionPossible This week MomsRising joined dozens of women leaders, including elected leaders Nancy Pelosi...
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“They Just Have to Make It Right”: The First Year of the Massachusetts Law on Standards for Pregnant Women in Prison

May 15, 2015
One year ago today, I was thrilled to have a front-row seat when the Massachusetts governor signed the pregnancy care and anti-shackling bill into law. Twelve months later, my mood is tempered by the mixed picture we see around the state, from full compliance with the law on paper to violations of...
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When Breast Milk Goes Big Business

May 14, 2015
This past weekend I joined a dozen of local mothers (and fathers) for a stroll walk , raising funds and awareness for the importance of human donor milk. Why donor milk? Well, much has been said about the benefits of breast milk for babies. It is the feeding method recommended by the American...
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Summer Food Service Program: Feeding Hungry Kids When School Is Out #FoodFri #Tweetchat

May 13, 2015
Summer vacation is something all children look forward to, but unfortunately hunger doesn’t take a vacation. More than 2 1 million American children depend on free, or reduced-price school meals, during the school year, and when school cafeterias close, many of these children lose their most...
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Healthy Yogurt-Fruit Popsicles

May 13, 2015
Summer is almost here! Time for healthy, frozen snacks!
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Helen Chávez recuerda a las trabajadoras agrícolas en el Día de las Madres

May 8, 2015
Cuando mi esposo César Chávez y yo ayudamos a fundar la union de campesinos ("United Farm Workers" en inglés) en 1962, quedó claro que el sindicato era para hombres y mujeres por igual. Por eso, que mejor ocasión que el Día de las Madres para recordar a las mujeres y madres por las que sigue...
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Food Revolution Day: Fight for Food Education

May 8, 2015
As you may know, recently I launched a global petition to fight for compulsory, practical food education for all children in schools across the world. Within a month, we had well over 700,000 signatures but now I really need your help to get more. I profoundly believe that it is every child’s human...
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Helen Chavez remembers women farm workers on Mother’s Day

May 8, 2015
When my husband, Cesar Chavez, and I helped begin the United Farm Workers in 1962, it was clear that the union was equally for women and men. So what better time than Mother’s Day to remember the women and mothers the UFW is still fighting for. Nowhere do women farm workers need more protection...
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McDonald's School Sponsorships and FREE Coupons: Signs of a Caring Corporation or Something Else? #FoodFri

May 7, 2015
McTeacher’s Nights and free coupon rewards are just a few of the ways McDonald’s markets to children in our schools. Are these signs of a caring corporation or something else? Join our #FoodFri tweetchat on Friday, May 8, 2015, at 1pm, Eastern, to learn more, share your experiences and discover...
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2 Days Left to Stand Up for Your Plate and Your Planet: Sustainability in our US Dietary Guidelines

May 7, 2015
“Don’t eat your children’s food!” - These are the words of Dr. David Katz , founding Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center, written to describe a very important recommendation made by the scientists tasked with updating the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. For the first...
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