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Let's Talk #Breakfast at the National School Breakfast Week Chat! #NSBW16

March 7, 2016
Growing up, my Mom always told us, "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day." I'm pretty sure you heard it from the adults in your life as well when you were a child. Turns out they were right. Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. Eating a healthy breakfast before school...
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Good Food Force Update: National Nutrition Month, sentencing reform, #VegOut Challenge

March 7, 2016
This week we're talking about National Nutrition Month, the importance of sentencing reform, and some big victories in Mississippi. As always, please read and share. And be sure to join the conversation in the Facebook group and during the #FoodFri tweet chat, too! 1. TOP STORIES Join us in asking...
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Join the #FoodFri VegOut! 30 Ways in 30 Days #VegOut2016 Challenge!

March 4, 2016
Children who are not exposed to fruits and vegetables have a harder time eating them as adults. Knowing this parents encourage their children to eat healthy meals. In fact, I had a friend (not me) who often bribed, hid and begged her sons to eat their veggies (again not me - wink. wink.)! The...
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Five Ways to Help Latino Children Achieve a Healthy Weight by Kindergarten

February 29, 2016
More Latino kids ages 2-5 are overweight/obese (30%) than white kids (21%). That’s because of maternal obesity, less exclusive breastfeeding, and workplace and childcare issues that affect nutrition and physical activity levels, according to a new package of research from Salud America! , a...
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#MilitaryMonday: The Shocking Truth of Military Families and Hunger

February 29, 2016
In January, Abby Leibman testified before Congress about hunger among military families to help shed light on this important but often-ignored issue.
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Good Food Force Update: PE in schools, Florida recess bill, biking tours and more!

February 23, 2016
Greetings! This week we're exploring the importance of getting active. Check out some stats on the impact of physical activity in schools, the latest on efforts to make recess mandatory in Florida, and an inspiring profile of Civil Bikes' founder Nedra, below! As always, please read and share! 1...
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How One NBA All-Star is Helping Teens Drink Water, Not Soda

February 22, 2016
Last December , the NBA’s Most Valuable Player, Stephen Curry, made an impressive move. But it wasn’t a dramatic three-pointer on the basketball court. Curry signed a three-year endorsement deal with Brita, the water filtration system, instead of Coke or Pepsi. "Drinking water is essential to a...
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Getting the Wiggles Out: part of a healthy school day

February 18, 2016
My six-year old son is in kindergarten. He's a bright and active boy who loves Star Wars, dinosaurs, raptors, and space. Try to sit him down for an extended period of time to learn about any of those things? Good luck. His teachers are saints. And my son isn't alone. Kids have energy. They need to...
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Voices of the Good Food Force: Nedra Deadwyler, founder of Civil Bikes

February 18, 2016
This week we're excited to feature Nedra, a bike enthusiast, healthy-living advocate, and entrepreneur from Atlanta. Nedra runs Civil Bikes, which uses bike tours and classes to get people active and teach them about social justice, all at the same time. Thanks for all you do, Nedra! Civil Bikes...
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President Obama's Final Budget

February 15, 2016
President Obama introduced his final budget last week. Find out all the details about what is in it and what is happening next!
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