Healthy Food for Kids!
Did you know? Almost 1 in 3 young people is at risk for nutrition-related diseases like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, according to the American Heart Association. But Moms and Dads can change this trend. We have tremendous power to keep our kids, schools and communities healthy. This year MomsRising's work on nutrition and food justice focuses on the following:
1. Healthy school foods:
Exposure to junk food marketing also increases a child's risk of obesity, once again with a disproportionate impact on communities of color. As parents we can use our consumer power to demand that food and media companies change their practices around junk food marketing practices to kids, and putpressure on our leaders to take action. Join us in telling Nickelodeon to STOP marketing junk food to kids, and in telling Burger King and Wendy's to get soda out of kids' meals!
Join us! There are lots of ways to get involved:
- #FoodFri Tweetchats every Friday at 1pm ET on Twitter
- We are also building a Good Food Force of amazing volunteers who bring these issues to their communities. Contact us today to find out more! Karen@momsrising.org.
- Check out our most recent blog carnival around National School Lunch Week!
Check out videos from our 2013 Food Power! Conference in Brooklyn, NY, including a special welcome from First Lady Michelle Obama!