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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.
 
This year the Good Food Force is taking action around two 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

How we work:
  • GFF Volunteers are passionate about healthy food and families, and excited to speak to family and friends about these issues. Volunteers do what they want, when they want.  
  • We discuss the latest news around healthy kids and communities, and  share tips, ideas and successes, via a weekly Good Food Force Update email and Facebook Group.
  • You'll also get special invites to online and on-the-ground events and training opportunities, where you can build your skills and meet other inspired moms and dads who care about these issues.     

Ways to get involved:
  • Sign up for our weekly newsletters, featuring updates, recipes, community highlights and more! 
  • Join our Facebook group, and meet other moms who care about healthy kids and communities. 
  • Host a local meet-up to discuss food issues in your community. Contact us to find out more: beatriz@momsrising.org

COMING SOON: The Good Food Force Toolbox, featuring useful resources, links and graphics you can use in your own work as a food activist. Launching September 2015!

Want to know more?  
We're always looking for new members. Please contact us at karen@momsrising.org.
 

Moms Blogging About Food!

Food Justice: a Good Food Force Definition

Posted August 31, 2015 by Karen Showalter

As food advocates, we grapple with everything from personal challenges to staying healthy, to structural challenges around food access. We've been unpacking some key terms around food justice through the Good Food Force Facebook Group, and better yet: developing our own shared working definitions of these concepts.  Check out the latest conversation, on food justice, [...]

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Food Security: A Good Food Force Definition

Posted August 31, 2015 by Karen Showalter

As food advocates, we grapple with everything from personal challenges to staying healthy, to structural challenges around food access. We've been unpacking some key terms around food justice through the Good Food Force Facebook Group, and better yet: developing our own shared working definitions of these concepts. Check out the latest conversation, on food justice, below! [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Help Preserve Progress on Healthier School Foods. Join #FoodFri

Posted August 28, 2015 by Migdalia Rivera

Tweetchat Can you believe schools are back in session across some parts of the country? Children are excited. Routines are changing. Parents juggling act has commenced. And, schools have prepared for children as well.   Kids are going back to school this year to meals that keep getting healthier. Ninety-five percent of school districts are meeting [...]

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7 Back-to-School Tips to Help You Stress Less and Find Your Center

Posted August 25, 2015 by Renee Trudeau

Whether your kids are toddlers or teens, the start of a new school year offers the opportunity for a fresh start and a chance to do things differently. If you’re feeling some anxiety around all the transitions, scheduling, juggling and driving that usually accompany a new school year, take a deep breath, you’re not alone. [...]

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