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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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* New -> #5Actions to Start the Week!

April 3, 2017
Happy Monday! We hope you're enjoying these early days of spring. While the seasons change, our need to speak out, loudly and regularly, about the issues that matter remains. Without further ado, here are our top 5 actions of the week! You can do all five of the actions on one day, or spread them...
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#MilitaryMon: Is Commissary Shopping the Best Way to Eat Healthy?

April 3, 2017
Tips on how to stay healthy while shopping at the commissary (or off base!).
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Our Personal Information is NOT for Sale!

April 13, 2017
New underwear. Addiction services. Study tips. Relationship advice. What’s the last thing you searched for online? Soon the highest bidder will be able to buy that information, and more. Congress has just voted to eliminate privacy protections for Internet Service Provider (ISP) customers,...
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Please Read: School Food is Not Fake News

March 29, 2017
Something often heard from conspiracy theorists but not taken seriously is the idea that American news was being manipulated. Apparently, it is a tactic once used by intelligence agencies and now with the amount of control the public has over global media, “fake news” has become a commercial...
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#MilitaryMonday: Why we need Congress to help more military families qualify for food aid

March 27, 2017
This op-ed originally appeared in t he San Diego Union-Tribune and was authored by Representative Susan Davis and Abby Leibman Imagine serving your country, but needing help to feed your family — and because of a quirk in the law, you don’t qualify for food stamps. This is the harsh, underreported...
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Creating the Navajo Nation’s Future Healthy Eating Leaders

March 16, 2017
The Navajo Nation Preparatory School in Farmington, New Mexico prides itself on the fact that it is the only Navajo-sanctioned, college-preparatory school for Native Americans - a school that serves some of the best and brightest students from the Navajo Nation. Students of the school stay in dorms, necessitated by the fact that the Navajo Nation covers more than 27 thousand square miles and many of the students live hours away from the school. But that necessity has also become an opportunity to work with students to develop an appreciation of and interest in whole health, which works to support the development needs of tribes.
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SNAP is under attack

March 15, 2017
I am angry! Food security is under attack in New Hampshire. For many New Hampshire working families, paychecks don't cover the full cost of living – daycare, rent, and utilities alone can easily add up to more than what a parent brings home. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits, or...
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