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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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Tips and Tricks to Add More Fruits and Veggies to Your Diet

December 9, 2017
Struggling to incorporate more fruits and veggies in your diet? Here are some easy tips and tricks to add more fruits and veggies to your diet.
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On Trump Admin's Irresponsible Rollback of School Meal Standards

November 29, 2017
The rule the Agriculture Department released today is grossly irresponsible and a significant step backward for our country and for our children’s health. The updated school nutrition standards have been working. Parents support them, kids benefit greatly from them, and the vast majority of schools...
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Breastfeeding and Praying Parallels: Building a Space in Society

November 20, 2017
A young Muslim woman stands in line anxiously at the fitting room at a clothing store holding a “NaMastay in Bed” sweatshirt. Behind her, a mother waits with a crying baby. The Muslim woman enters a stall and prays quickly, hoping no one notices her bending and kneeling through the door gap. She...
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