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Meet Pennsylvania State Moms Force Volunteer Ray!

March 21, 2016
DYK MomsRising is on the ground in Pennsylvania? It's no exaggeration to say there is much to do. But parents know better than anyone: a little patience and a lot of perseverance can go a long, long way. Check out this inspiring profile of Ray, one of our fabulous Pennsylvania State Moms Force...
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Good Food Force Update: So Much to Munch re: Marketing to Kids

March 21, 2016
Happy St. Patricks Day! Happy daylight savings time. March is a whirlwind on every front, and we hope you're weathering it all with gusto. This week we're talking about junk food marketing to kids, DIY yogurts and more. This is all information we hope you take and use in your own work, social media...
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Nick, Junk and Kids: an update and path forward

March 17, 2016
It's clear that when parents talk, companies listen. We can apply pressure in the public sphere (social media, blogs, etc.) and at the register, and it works. We got soda out of kids meals at Burger King, Wendy's, Applebee's and more. And industry bodies like the Corporate Food and Beverage...
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Let's Discuss Healthy Foods/Beverages and Marketing Strategies for Small Retail Food Stores! #FoodFri

March 16, 2016
For many in the United States a supermarket is a luxury. Small retail food stores, and bodegas, are their only option for purchasing foods and beverages. Helping identify basic, minimum stocking levels, as well as marketing strategies, that the stores can use to help with the sale of healthy foods...
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Congress: Take action for Flint families NOW!

March 11, 2016
Congress has been dragging its feet to pass emergency funding that could help Flint families suffering with poisoned water. We need you to stand up and speak out TODAY! Write Congress and tell them to support Flint families ASAP!
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Let's Talk About Community Health Initiatives & Superfoods with Congressman Rangel at #FoodFri

March 10, 2016
To mark the 6th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, MomsRising and Congressman Rangel are joining forces to host a #FoodFri tweetchat! Join #FoodFri on March 11, 2016, between 1 - 2 p.m. Eastern, to chat with @MomsRising and @cbrangel about community health initiatives for families. Last year...
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"The students can really taste the difference." Meet Sandy, Founder of Hudson Valley Farm to School

March 10, 2016
This week we're profiling Sandy McKelvey, the founder of Hudson Valley Farm to School. One of Sandy's colleagues reached out, eager to profile Sandy's inspirational work in the Hudson Valley. Check out a snapshot of her latest project, bringing local beef into the Haldane School. On Wednesday,...
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Three Reasons Why School Breakfast = Big Impact

March 9, 2016
Happy National School Breakfast Week! Sound like a no-brainer? And/or wondering why kids can't just eat breakfast at home? Read on, friends! I'm sharing great stats and resources to help us all remember why school breakfast is such a big deal. First the facts, according to FRAC's handy School...
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Amber: "Food is a Focal Point in our House"

March 8, 2016
Check out the latest in our series profiling members of the Good Food Force, below, and the amazing work they're doing to build healthier communities. My name is Amber, but I also answer to Mom, Mama, Mommy, and various combinations of screeching/whining/guttural noises from my children. I...
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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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