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Good Food Force

The Good Food Force: building healthier families and communities! 
 
Good Food Force (GFF) Volunteers are real-life superheroes who take action in their schools and communities, and/or on their blogs and online networks, to advocate for healthier kids and families. Volunteers do what they want, when they want. There's no minimum commitment! 
 
This year the Good Food Force is taking action around three important moments in the fight against childhood obesity:
  • Pushing back against junk food marketing to kids
  • Getting soda out of kids meals
  • Ensuring children have access to healthy school foods
 
Good Food Force Volunteers get: 
  • The latest information and breaking news on healthy schools, kids and communities via weekly emails and our Facebook Group.
  • Tips, talking points and resources for bringing these conversations to your community. 
  • Advice and encouragement from other Volunteers. We love to feature Volunteers via social media and our website, too! 
  • Special invites to online and on-the-ground events and training opportunities.   

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Moms Blogging About Food!

Are You Confused by the Snacks for Sale in Schools? You’re Not Alone, Find Out How to Take Action

Posted August 31, 2016 by Sally Mancini

Have you had lunch at your child’s school and sat there wondering why kids are still allowed to purchase Doritos and Cheetos, even after the USDA heralded in the Smart Snacks in School guidelines a few years back? Well it turns out that food companies reformulated many of their branded snack foods to meet the [...]

Posted Under: Food!

School Wellness Programs: School Meals and Physical Activity at Your Local Schools #FoodFri

Posted August 25, 2016 by Migdalia Rivera

Tweetchat A lot of progress has happened to make the school environment healthier for kids. School districts are making updates to local wellness policies, providing healthy school snacks and beverages, and strengthening physical activity and education under the Every Student Succeeds Act ("ESSA"). Join #FoodFri on August 26, 2016 at 1p.m. EST /10 a.m. PST [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Joy As the Antidote #BBW16

Posted August 24, 2016 by Anayah Sangodele-Ayoka

The 4th annual installment of Black Breastfeeding Week is upon us and I think we hit the mark this year. Of course, I’m biased, but a week of celebrating the healing, restorative and fun nature of joy feels like the antidote to a year of intense political happenings and turbulent social times. This year, we [...]

Of Angels and Healthy, Affordable Foods in Minnesota

Posted August 22, 2016 by Stephanie Vaughn

In this era of political disagreement, it’s unusual to see political parties put aside their differences, join hands and work together for the greater good. But that’s exactly what happened recently in Minnesota around efforts to improve and increase access to healthy and affordable food.   Minnesota is one of the lowest ranked states in [...]

Posted Under: Food! politics & policy
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