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Good Food Force Update: Junk food marketing to kids, April Fools' Day ideas & more!

Posted March 27, 2015 by Karen Showalter

Greetings! This week we're talking about junk food marketing to kids, updates to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and fun ways to celebrate April Fools' Day with the family! Please enjoy and share!   1. HOT LINE Experts agree: protect ALL kids from junk food marketing! Recent voluntary efforts by food and beverage companies have [...]

Posted Under: Food!

Families Need Stronger Protection Against Superbugs

Posted March 27, 2015 by Anya Vanecek

    Last year, President Obama formed the 'National Task Force for Combating Resistant Bacteria' to put together a 5-year plan to prevent what many experts see as the public health crisis of our time: antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Its members released their plan this morning.   It isn't bad, but it also doesn't address one of the [...]

Time for Justice for Children in New York

Posted March 27, 2015 by Marian Wright Edelman

Co-written by Melanie Hartzog Executive Director, Children's Defense Fund-New York Under New York’s juvenile justice system a child as young as seven can be arrested for a crime, and a 16-year-old is automatically charged as an adult. These laws are shockingly behind the times — bad for children and bad for public safety. New York [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

A Mother Whose Son Was Shot By Police 50 Times Needs Our Help!

Posted March 27, 2015 by Monifa Bandele

Take Action!Mothers in New York State are asking for our help. A group of families who have lost loved ones to police brutality, dating back to 1994, have come together to urge Governor Cuomo to appoint a special prosecutor for police brutality cases.  Right now, through executive order, Governor Cuomo can make a difference. Join [...]

Posted Under: politics & policy

Get Your Buns Covered

Posted March 27, 2015 by Roberta Riley

Mary first caught my eye as she strode down a busy thoroughfare in a flimsy hospital gown, with the sun glistening off (what looked like) her bare buttocks. "Uncovered” was the message on her sign. She and her friends, Seattle’s Raging Grannies, took to the streets that day, alongside thousands of others, to protest the [...]

When Mealtime is a Battleground

Posted March 26, 2015 by Martelle Esposito

While many of us know how difficult motherhood can be, it’s easy to underestimate the amount of time and energy that goes into meal-planning for a growing child, a decision-making process that begins with breastfeeding and doesn’t stop there. Regardless of whether you are pregnant or the mother of an infant or young child, there [...]

Posted Under: Food! healthcare

Moms Tell Their Stories About Medicaid

Posted March 26, 2015 by Elyssa Koidin

We have heard from hundreds of parents from around the country on how important Medicaid is to their families. Their stories range from moms who used it when their babies were delivered early and ended up in the NICU to parents of the Sandwich Generation who need it to care for their elderly parents. These [...]

Blog Carnival: A Celebration of Women's History Month & Building an Intersectional Movement

Posted March 26, 2015 by Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner Monifa Bandele Sara Alcid

At MomsRising, we’re building a movement that is reflective of the diversity, contributions, and needs of families in the United States. This means that our membership mirrors the U.S. Census in terms of racial and ethnic composition, that we have a multicultural team, that families with one or two parents, parents who identify as LGBTQ, [...]