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Baby and Toddler Foods and Drinks: How Can Moms Tell Which Are Healthiest?

November 1, 2016
What toddler isn’t a picky eater? One day she loves broccoli and the next, it’s all over the floor. It is downright hard to find food that your child will try, let alone eat. As mothers, I’m sure that most of us have been concerned at one point or another that our child is either eating nothing or...
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Good Food Force Update: Water, Healthy Halloween, Farm to School, more!

October 31, 2016
The school year is in full swing, the holidays are already upon us, and life is busy busy busy. Check out some handy tips, resources and inspiration around a healthy Halloween, schools and more! As always please read and share, and join us on the Facebook group to keep the conversation going. 1...
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#FoodFri: Sodas, Sugary Drinks and Healthy Beverages

October 28, 2016
Sugary drink companies spent roughly roughly $3.2 billion in marketing. That was ten years ago, since then that budget has grown. That's a lot of money spent trying to get consumers, like you and I, to buy sugary drinks. And, it's working. While we have seen some declines, in some areas, sodas and...
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Join us to stand up for the kids of Flint!

October 27, 2016
A promise has been made by elected leaders in Washington, D.C. to pass the funding for the Flint water crisis and to prevent future lead poisoning from happening in other communities by the end of the year. We need to make sure they keep that promise!
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Parents Speak Out About Importance of Water Quality and Access in Schools!

October 27, 2016
Parents are passionate about water quality and access in schools. The stories below are included in our latest Healthy Schools Storybook, which parents are delivering to schools across the country in 2016 and 2017. Download a complete and free version of the storybook here . Clean water is the most...
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What should #Election2016 candidates know about poverty, hunger, healthcare & the wage gap?

October 19, 2016
UPDATE!! This chat has been RESCHEDULED for Monday, October 24, 2016, at 4 PM ET with new hashtag #FoodMon ! Please use #FoodMon during our chat on Monday! *** Join MomsRising, Coalition on Human Needs, FRAC, and National Women’s Law Center for a #FoodFri tweetchat on Friday (October 21st) at 1pm...
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Share a Reading Assignment with Schools!

October 18, 2016
DYK October 10-14 was National School Lunch Week! To celebrate and promote healthy school lunches and healthy schools, we have an amazing reading assignment for the decision makers at your schools. It's full of stories from parents and tips from experts on how to make all schools as healthy as they...
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School Lunch: Show Your Spirit During National School Lunch Week (#NSLW) 2016 #FoodFri!

October 6, 2016
This year National School Lunch Week (NSLW) kicks off on October 10, 2016. The theme, " School Lunch: Show Your Spirit ", is definitely one we can get behind! On October 7, 2016, join the @MomsRising #FoodFri tweetchat on Twitter between 1 - 2 p.m. EST to discuss the latest healthy updates to...
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Creating Healthier Schools, Active Minds

October 6, 2016
It wasn’t until I became a mom that I decided to go into teaching. For 7 years, I worked in manufacturing, but there was something about becoming a parent that compelled me to want to make a difference in children’s lives, even beyond my own family. And so I became a teaching assistant until I...
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Meetup with MomsRising in Durham!

October 3, 2016
MomsRising has over a million members nationwide, and over 40,000 in North Carolina! While it's great (and powerful!) to come together online, sometimes you just want to have the chance to get to know each other in person and talk about the issues affecting families in your own community. That's...
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