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Good Food Force Update: Healthy school snacks, family garden tips and holiday recipe share

May 26, 2015
Happy Friday! We're sharing a juicy update on junk food fundraisers, and the latest installment in our "Year in the Family Garden" series. Please read and share, and have a great holiday weekend! 1. HOT LINE Latest on Healthy School Snacks in Ohio and Michigan The Smart Snacks in School rule went...
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Latest on healthy school snacks in Ohio and Michigan

May 22, 2015
The Smart Snacks in School rule went into effect this past year, and ensures snacks foods and beverages sold in schools are healthy. Together with our partners, MomsRising submitted over 200,000 signatures from people like you who support these healthy changes to the school day. Now, snacks sold...
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Let's Share Recipes and Safe Food Handling Tips! #FoodFri #Tweetchat

May 22, 2015
With Memorial Weekend ahead of us, I'm gearing up to visit family, enjoy a BBQ or two, and spend some time creating foods that scream warm weather and fun. It's the perfect time to introduce the kiddos and their friends to healthy foods. It's also a great time to swap recipes! Join #FoodFri at 1pm...
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Receta: Huevos Veganos

May 21, 2015
Los huevos veganos son una deliciosa y muy saludable receta que nos ayuda a sustituir el consumo de huevos sin perder los beneficios de recibir una excelente fuente de proteinas e hierro y puede llegar a tener altos contenidos de calcio y magnesio. Ademas al ser bajo en calorías es ideal en la...
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Salt, It's Time To Break Up

May 21, 2015
Break ups are hard. But sometimes, it needs to happen in order to move on to a brighter future. And according to the American Heart Association, it’s time to break up with our salt shaker. That’s right—it’s time to end our love affair with salt. Most Americans are consuming way too much sodium—and...
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Sugar Detox: I Thought I Would Die

May 20, 2015
During Lent, I gave up sugar, all forms of sugar: white sugar, brown sugar, honey, agave nectar, cookies, pastries, desserts, ice cream, EVERYTHING. I drank unsweetened coffee and tea and had no dessert after lunch or dinner. During my sugar detox, I thought I would die. Yet, it was an extremely...
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A Year in the Family Garden: May, and Some Basics

May 20, 2015
Here in Pennsylvania, we’ve jumped from cool spring to hot summer over night. But don’t worry - there’s plenty of time to get a garden started! In fact, you’re just in time. Some tips for starting your family garden this year: 1. Quick primer on the basics. Anyone can garden. You don’t need special...
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Brooklyn MomsRising MeetUp: Shower Me Community Baby Shower

May 19, 2015 recently co-sponsored a Shower Me community baby shower, celebrating expecting moms in their second and third trimesters of pregnancy. As part of this local meet up, 25 beautiful moms-to-be were gifted essential nursery supplies, clothing and gear, information on prenatal and...
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Sugerencias saludables para todos

May 19, 2015
El año pasado me invitaron a hablar en un evento de Bienestar en el Bronx. ¡Estaba súper emocionada! Conocía el área bien. De hecho, pasé gran parte de mis años formativos en las inmediaciones y tenía muchos buenos recuerdos de mi niñez en los alrededores. Lo único que no me gustó fue la...
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Good Food Force Update: #MissionPossible, DQ, Popsicles and more!

May 18, 2015
Greetings! There's so much to talk about this week, from Dairy Queen pulling soda from kids menus, to reflecting on food justice, to yummy summer recipes. Please read and share! 1. HOT LINE #MissionPossible This week MomsRising joined dozens of women leaders, including elected leaders Nancy Pelosi...
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