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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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Hot off the presses: Secret Agent Moms!

Posted September 22, 2016 by Karen Showalter

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#MilitaryMonday: Helping Kids Get the Foods They Need To Grow Up Healthy and Strong

Posted September 19, 2016 by Amethyst Kurbegov

Feeding our children is one of the most basic responsibilities of every parent. It is an act of culture and an act of love.  As both a mother and a pediatric gastroenterologist, I am involved in the world of food, feeding, and nutrition, not only at home but also at work. I am also involved [...]

Food and Aging in the Hispanic Community

Posted September 16, 2016 by Migdalia Rivera

Tweetchat In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, MomsRising is excited to discuss how food and aging play out in the Latino community in the United States, during the September 16, 2016 #FoodFri tweetchat. Our featured guest and co-host, the National Hispanic Council of Aging, will join us to discuss the the importance of seniors in [...]

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Important gains in household income, poverty rate, and health care coverage. Yet there is more to be done.

Posted September 16, 2016 by David Elliot

On Sept. 13, the U.S. Census Bureau released important new data on poverty, median household income, and the number of Americans covered by health insurance. Below is a statement by Deborah Weinstein, executive director of the Coalition on Human Needs, responding to the new data. The official poverty rate is down, median household income is up, [...]

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