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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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Chickens, Factory Farming and Food Labels at #FoodFri!

September 30, 2015
Over the years, chicken has become more popular than beef in America. The high demand has changed how chickens are farmed. This week we'll discuss how chickens, factory farms, and food labels affect chickens and consumers. RELATED: We've Got the Power! Join #FoodFri on October 2, 2015, between 1-...
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Ask Mayor Emanuel and Chicago City Council Members to tax sugary drinks!

September 30, 2015
The numbers are shocking. Did you know the average 8-year old is drinking 64 ounces a week in sugary drinks that may—over the years—lead to diabetes, obesity, and heart disease? We need to do everything we can to reduce the amount of soda kids drink. Join us in calling on Chicago’s Mayor and City...
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New Texas Law Aims to Improve Treatment of Pregnant Women in Jail

September 30, 2015
A new law took effect this month in Texas to open a window onto jail conditions for pregnant women. This new Texas law is unusual because it requires the government to compile and make available detailed information about jail policies and practices. Too often, when people try to get this...
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What's New In School Lunch? More Than You Might Think!

September 30, 2015
If you haven’t seen a school lunch for a while, you might want to check it out. These are not the same school meals of yesterday. But if there is something you’d like to improve about the meals at your child’s school, or if you’d just like to ensure that the healthy meals continue, there are many ways parents can get involved.
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Why Do We Buy the Food We Buy? The Answer May Surprise You! #FoodFri

September 24, 2015
It’s hard to eat well in America today. Food is available just about anywhere and anytime. Many of the special-occasion treats of yesterday are considered everyday foods today. And marketing pushes more food on us at every turn. Still, the media overwhelmingly tells people that eating well and...
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$1 Raise Cost Her $205 in Food

September 22, 2015
*Sandra is a single mother of two living in New York City. She’s currently in school. She’s studying to become a registered nurse, a job that will provide her and her family with security. She’s grateful to have a job that works around her school schedule, even if they cannot provide her with...
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Join #FoodFri to Learn More About the @USDA & @USCensusBureau Data on Hunger & Poverty!

September 17, 2015
Author's Note: Although this chat ended you can click to read the September 18, 2015 #FoodFri STORIFY - a curated list of said chat's tweets compiled into a story format, to learn more about the topic, review chat resources and engage with chat panelist(s) and participants . Wrap your brain around...
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