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Are You Feeding Your Kids Fruits and Veggies Grown with Oil Wastewater?

February 23, 2018
Could a loophole in organic standards and food safety regulations mean that parents looking to feed their kids healthy food might end up giving them produce grown with wastewater from oil production? They might be, if they give them Halos mandarins, Grimmway Cal-Organic or Bunny Luv carrots, Bee...
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10 Easy Tips to Be Heart Healthy

February 22, 2018
It’s American Heart Month and we teamed up with the American Heart Association and food blogger and recipe developer Diana Rodriguez to chat all about being heart healthy. Last week’s tweet chat was all about Latinas and Heart health. THE BAD NEWS: Heart disease affects women of all backgrounds, it...
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Speak out for people with disabilities and the ADA!

February 13, 2018
Actually happening: some in Congress are trying to dismantle the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities at work, in school, in public places, and more. It's true. HR 620 - the ADA Education and Reform Act - is moving through the U.S. House...
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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 and Harmful Pesticides Found in Fruits and Vegetables

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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