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Taking a Stance on NYC’s Sugary Drink Portion Cap

June 4, 2014
The big day has finally arrived for everyone involved in the case over New York City’s policy which limits serving sizes for sugary drinks, and which I wrote about last year . Today, the Court of Appeals in New York (which is, confusingly, the state’s Supreme Court) hears arguments over the regulation requiring restaurants to serve sugary drinks in containers of 16 ounces or less . This policy remains extremely controversial. When it was passed by the Board of Health in 2012, the cries of “nanny-state,” which dogged Michael Bloomberg for much of his tenure as mayor, reached a fever pitch. In...
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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Community Eligibilty for Free School Breakfast and Lunch

June 4, 2014
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act will expand universal free school meals in high poverty schools in your state. This means that low-income children in high poverty schools will have access to a FREE healthy breakfast and lunch. This will change a child’s whole day, every day, for the better! Starting next school year (2014-2015), the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) will be available to over 15,000 high poverty schools nationwide. That is monumental and we want to make sure that eligible schools have the opportunity to enroll. States published lists of eligible and near-eligible schools...
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#FoodFri Tweetchat: Healthy School Food Rewards and Parties

May 28, 2014
As a parent, I am super excited about today's #FoodFri Tweetchat! We're discussing healthier options for school food rewards and parties so that you, as a parent, can be prepared to offer fun, creative, healthy choices to kids of all ages! Join #FoodFri this Friday, May 30, 2014, at 1 PM EST as @MomsRising chats with @CSPI ! We'll share resources and ideas that will help you make children feel sweet, without any added sugar! Feel free to bring your questions and suggestions to the chat. We welcome all voices and hope YOURS will be one of them. Just make sure to add the hashtag #FoodFri to all...
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The Muffin Top Manifesto

May 29, 2014
Today is my 45th birthday, and a few nights ago I witnessed a crazy, yet common, conversation among friends.
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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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