I like to think I have a lot of influence over my three-year-old daughter’s choices but it’s hard to compete the likes of Joe Camel and friendly little M & M smiley faces. Like many parents, I worry that advertising—which has been shown to have a greater influence over youth than peer pressure—will tempt my [...]
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:
Join us! We host regular tweetchats and blog carnivals. 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 videos from our 2013 Food Power! Conference in Brooklyn, NY, including a special welcome from First Lady Michelle Obama!
Moms Blogging About Food
During the 1,000 day window between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s 2nd birthday, nutrition is critical. The right nutrition can have a life-changing impact on a child’s ability to grow, learn and thrive. “Quite simply, there is no other period of a person’s life when nutrition has as profound an impact as in the [...]
There is a child in the barrio, playing with her brother, listening to her mother pleading for food. The unemployment checks have ended. The kitchen is bare. Her mother is calling local pantries, while her children wonder when they will be fed. In the high rises of Manhattan, full of opportunity and wealth, a young [...]