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The Atlantic Eats Up Big Pesticide’s Poison Dollars

February 13, 2018
On Thursday, The Atlantic is hosting a livestreamed event called "Harvest: Transforming the Food We Eat". It looks to be a fascinating discussion of new food technologies, including making meat without animals and other cutting-edge ideas. And don't get me wrong, I have loved The Atlantic ever...
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Let’s Chat about Latinas and Heart Health!

February 12, 2018
/*--> */ February is American Heart Month and it is a great time to chat about heart health. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women. Each year, 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke. Latina women are at a particularly higher rate for heart disease. According to the American...
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These Programs Are Literal Lifesavers. Yet The Trump Administration and GOP Leaders Are Now Pivoting to Take Them Away

February 7, 2018
There are literal lifesavers around us that we can’t see! Wondering what I’m talking about? I’m talking about Medicaid and SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or food stamps). They are there when we need them, saving lives and boosting our economy. They are proven programs that lift up...
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Investments that Boost Our Families’ Health Care and Nutrition Mean the World to Us ... And to Our Economy

February 6, 2018
“I am a low-income single mom struggling to make a better life for myself and my little boy. We receive SNAP benefits. My son goes to a public elementary school. He gets a free lunch. I am working hard and trying to use these benefits as a stepping-stone and I am close but I have not yet been able...
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Say No to Keeping Information from Consumers! Menu labeling helps families.

February 6, 2018
There's a lot going on this year, and we can't let our guard down around demanding healthy communities for our kids. Because {{ user.first_name|default:"Friend" }}: guess what? They're launching yet *another* attack on menu labeling. It's true. And your voice is needed to speak out *today*, before...
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How to Protect Yourself from Dangerous Pesticides

January 22, 2018
Conventional farming of many fruits and vegetables often relies on toxic pesticides, like organophosphates, that leave harmful residues on food, drift into neighboring communities and poison farmworkers. Children and pregnant women are especially vulnerable because even low level exposure can...
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Healthy Food for Kids Isn't a Game: It's the right thing to do!

January 21, 2018
"Don't play with our kids." Michelle Obama's statement - in response to US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue's declaration last year that he will roll back or delay key elements of the healthy school meal standards - pretty much sums it up. Healthy food for kids isn't a game. It isn’t a...
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10 Tips to Reduce Added Sugar for the Whole Family!

January 6, 2018
On the first #FoodFri of the year our guests Stanford pediatrician Anisha Patel MD and healthy food advocate Jennifer Tyler Lee shared their knowledge and tips to help us reduce our added sugar intake at home. First, let’s clear something up… what is added sugar? Added sugar is anything that doesn’...
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Popular Food Myths Debunked by CSPI

December 16, 2017
This week’s #FoodFri chat was all about debunking the myths on popular foods that are currently trending. The Center for Science in the Public Interest addressed the popular beliefs, sometimes fads, that are common today, discussing whether studies support the popularly held beliefs. COCONUT OIL...
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