Tweetchat With the 4th of July right around the corner, the MomsRising's Food Team is excited to host a healthy 4th of July recipe share! On Friday, July 1, 2016, at 1pm EST / 10am PST, @MomsRising and @MamasConPoder are hosting a healthy bilingual holiday recipe share. Join in and share your favorite dishes, in [...]
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. Getting soda out of kids meals:
2. Healthy school foods:
All hands on deck! We need your help to ensure ALL of our kids have access to healthy food. Join us:
- Good Food Force volunteers take action to build healthy schools and communities. Join us to get weekly updates on food issues, invitations to special online and on-the-ground events, and more. Membership is free and easy.
- We discuss food issues every Friday at 1pm ET during the #FoodFri Tweetchats on Twitter, and the Good Food Force Facebook Group.
- Check out ideas, tips and testimonials around junk food marketing to kids and healthy school foods on our Pinterest boards.
- Stay tuned for updates on local meet-ups and Google+ Live events, coming this spring and summer! (Join the GFF Facebook Group to get the news first).
Check out videos from our Food Power! Conference in Brooklyn, NY, including a special welcome from First Lady Michelle Obama!
Moms Blogging About Food!
Last week, I had the pleasure of joining with other MomsRising members in North Carolina at the NC Legislature in an effort to educate lawmakers and their staff about issues related to access to healthy foods for families across the state. We set up a small kid-run produce stand outside of the legislature and offered [...]
Tweetchat Habits are unconscious and automatic. Even if we want to eat healthfully and feed our families well, habits can undermine our good intentions. When willpower is drained, or we’re tired or stressed, we’re especially likely to fall back on habits, healthy or otherwise. That’s why building healthy habits is so important. Join #FoodFri on [...]
As a mother and grandmother, I understand the importance of ensuring that America’s children are provided with nutritious meals every day. My grandchildren, who are 5 and 8, are just like all children – infinitely curious and filled with energy, love, and joy. Young children should be playing and learning -- not worried about where [...]