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Breastfeeding is human rights, stop saying "formula is as good"

December 9, 2016
December 10 is Human Rights Day . And right before the Human Rights Day this year, I received an e-mail from a mother, crying about how her employer doesn’t support breastfeeding and how her supervisor telling her “Not only breastfeeding moms are good moms, formula is as good.” I was saddened. I am...
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December 9, 2016
How Grassroots Organizing and Popular Protest Defeated NC’s Bathroom Governor I really appreciated this data-based analysis from Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling on how North Carolina Governor lost his re-election effort (the first to do so in NC history). First, polls show that McCrory's...
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How to use the holidays to push for heathy habits - aka less sugar?

December 9, 2016
This is my favorite time of year. Parrandas/caroling, and get togethers with family and friends, during this holiday season are always such a treat. But what isn't a treat is the amount of sugar eaten during the holidays. It's estimated that most people gain an average of 5 to 10 pounds! There's a...
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Good Food Force Update: Healthy Holidays, Election Reflections, More!

November 28, 2016
It's been a heavy few weeks for everyone. As the holiday season draws near, we hope you're finding time to recharge, relax, and remember that together we have made tremendous progress towards building healthier communities for our kids and families, in every sense of the word. While our context has...
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Join me to tell Nickelodeon: back parents up!

December 5, 2016
As the weather turns colder my kids are spending more and more time indoors. That includes being able to watch some of their favorite tv shows, like Avatar on Nickelodeon. Favorite shows are fun, but I'm so tired of the junk food marketing that comes into my home with them. And it's not just on the...
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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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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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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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FDA Oversight of Formula Marketing

November 18, 2016
Even though doctors say that breastfeeding is best, not everyone can breastfeed for a variety of important reasons. The option of giving a baby formula should be safe, but often times the claims that formula companies make can be confusing or even downright misleading. With DHA or without? Will one...
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Let's Talk About How Faith Communities Can Strengthen Efforts to End Poverty! #FoodFri

November 11, 2016
In 2015, according to Feeding America, " 42.2 million Americans lived in food insecure households, including 29.1 million adults and 13.1 million children. " Poverty contributes to hunger in America. Faith based and community organizations offer members and their communities resources to help...
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