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Looking for tips on how to eat more fruits & veggies? Join the #FoodFri Plant-Based Diet Chat!

July 28, 2017
This week @MomsRising has an exciting (and tasty!) #FoodFri tweetchat. Joined by CSPI and others, we will share resources and answer questions about plant-based diets, and provide tips on how to eat more fruits, vegetables, and beans. A plant-based diet consists of foods from plants, including...
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New Report: Parents' Attitudes about Food Marketing to Children #FoodFri

May 1, 2017
Parents play a big role in their children's food habits. This is a given. Yet, children also learn about what they like, and don't like, from television, the radio, new media, and advertisements. Over the course of several years, the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of...
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What?!! Another Possible Delay on Menu-Labeling?

April 28, 2017
Are we really surprised? The federal rule that would make it mandatory for restaurant, supermarket and convenience store chains to post calorie counts on their menus may be delayed yet again just days before taking effect on May 5, 2017. This process has pushed on for seven years now... As a mother...
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Spread the Word: Join the #FoodFri Menu Labeling Tweetchat!

April 26, 2017
BREAKING: The FDA has delayed menu labeling. Join the chat to learn more! Americans consume, on average, one-third of their calories from eating out. Studies show that providing nutrition information at restaurants can help customers make lower-calorie choices, and a national poll found that 80...
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Let's Discuss the Clean Label Movement at #FoodFri! Join Us!

February 24, 2017
We all like simple ingredients, and companies are spending big bucks on reformulating their products. But is the clean label movement good for consumers’ health or just another marketing fad? Join @MomsRising , CSPI , CrossFit , and Environmental Defense Fund for a tweet chat next Friday, February...
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Let's Talk Sugar, Sugar Policies & Why You Should Care at #FoodFri

December 1, 2016
It can be confusing when you hear sugar discussed in the media. As a parent, I had questions. How much sugar should a child eat? What's the difference between added sugars and naturally occuring sugars? And, why should I care? These were just some of the questions I had when I sought to educate...
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Easy, Healthy Holiday Side Dish: Brussels Sprouts with Grapes & Walnuts

November 22, 2016
Side dishes don't often get the the attention they deserve during the holidays. Personally, I love side dishes and often eat them as stand alone dishes (I'm weird like that!). What I love most is how easy they are to create and serve. And because they're pretty easy to make, you can easily pass...
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Delicious Side Dishes for the Holidays

November 22, 2016
Looking for variety this holiday season? With sides, it's easier to experiment and introduce your family, and children, to new flavors. Presenting them during the festivities, will also encourage them to try something they ordinarily wouldn't eat because they see others eating them as well. That's...
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Learn the Facts About Baby and Toddler Food and Drinks Nutrition and Its Marketing #FoodFri

November 3, 2016
From birth to age 2 children form healthy eating habits that can prevent childhood obesity. Expert health professionals have provided recommendations for feeding babies and toddlers, yet baby and toddler food and drink companies and their marketing messages do not always support these...
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Baby and Toddler Foods and Drinks: How Can Moms Tell Which Are Healthiest?

November 1, 2016
What toddler isn’t a picky eater? One day she loves broccoli and the next, it’s all over the floor. It is downright hard to find food that your child will try, let alone eat. As mothers, I’m sure that most of us have been concerned at one point or another that our child is either eating nothing or...
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