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When Parents Get Involved in School Health, #WellnessWins

May 9, 2017
By Ahna Bizjak, Parent and Former PTO President, Oregon School District, WI When it comes to learning healthy habits, parents are children’s first teachers. From cooking nutritious meals at home to being a role model for staying physically active, we lay the foundation for our children’s future...
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Support PE in school? - Be a school wellness hero!

May 8, 2017
Now more than ever, parents need to back schools up when it comes to achieving a healthy school day. School wellness policies govern junk food marketing, physical education and more in schools. And this year all school districts must update their policies by the end of June. This is a great...
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Moms Group Slams Trump Administration Plan to Scale-Back Obama-Era School Lunch Nutritional Requirement

May 4, 2017
“The Trump Administration is effectively selling out our kids to big-monied interests that want to pump our kids full of cheap, processed foods.” WASHINGTON DC -- Earlier this week, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue signed a proclamation that weakens Obama-era healthy school lunch standards...
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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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Quick Action! Tell NC Senators to fully fund the Healthy Corner Store Initiative!

April 26, 2017
It’s simple—our families need access to healthy foods in order to be healthy. Right now, more than 2 million people in North Carolina don't have access to healthy foods and our state ranks amongst the highest in the nation for household food-insecurity. Last year, the North Carolina General...
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Nutrition Ups and Downs

April 10, 2017
Written by Kristi King, clinical dietitian at Texas Children’s Hospital. Your child’s nutrition journey can have many ups and downs. Every day myself and the other registered dietitians at Texas Children’s Hospital are questioned by patient families about how to best handle some of these hurdles...
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Creating Healthy Communities!

April 5, 2017
We are raising awareness this week on strategies that can help build #HealthyCommunities! Healthy communities are essential to the physical and psychological development of all children. Studies show children who attend schools that integrate nutrition and physical activity have an academic and...
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Three Common Myths about SNAP

April 5, 2017
Attacks on SNAP – the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, our nation’s frontline defense against hunger – are often couched in terms that play upon pervasive myths about SNAP and the people in our nation who struggle with hunger. Let’s take a moment to identify and understand the truth...
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