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House Republican Tax Bill ‘Throws Working Families Under the Bus’

November 16, 2017
By passing a harmful, heinous tax bill, House Republicans today threw working families under the bus in order to kowtow to big corporations and the wealthiest 1 percent of people in our country. This bill will give tax breaks to those who need it least while doing real damage to our economy and...
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Moms Standing up for SNAP

November 9, 2017
There are few things more gut-wrenching for a mother, than having to put your child to bed hungry. This should not be happening in America, yet more than 1 in 6 children live in food insecure households in this country. SNAP Adult Working.jpg Anti-hunger programs like the Supplemental Nutrition...
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Moms Standing up for WIC

November 9, 2017
WIC is a short-term program shown to improve health outcomes in babies, including improving birth weights and reducing infant mortality rates, as well as stronger outcomes for moms in managing weight gain in pregnancy, prolonging breastfeeding duration, and helping moms access breastfeeding support...
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5 Ways YOU can stop the Republican tax bill!

November 8, 2017
We need YOU to speak out in order to stop this awful tax bill that hurts our families and our economy. Here are 5 ways you can quickly take action!
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What You Put in Your Body Matters! Communicating Healthy Values Builds a Foundation for Life-Long Health

November 7, 2017
My daughter, Krissy, was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes when she was still in elementary school. From the beginning, I never wanted my daughter to feel different and, like all parents, I wanted the very best for her. I also wanted her to be confident and empowered to make good choices...
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Make Water the Default: Why and How to Avoid Sugary Drinks

November 7, 2017
We all want what’s best for our children and strive to keep them healthy and happy. This is very difficult in today’s hectic world . Our children are being constantly exposed to seductive advertising for non-healthy food and beverage options. Sugary drinks are one major culprit of health problems...
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Send a Letter to Your Local Paper Speaking Out Against the Tax Bill

November 6, 2017
Something really scary happened recently! Scarier than those ghosts, witches, and ghouls that showed up trick-or-treating at your door the other night. Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill today that would give $1.5 trillion (TRILLION!!) in tax cuts to the top 1...
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#MilitaryMonday: Veterans and Hunger

November 6, 2017
Our nation’s veterans have made innumerable sacrifices in service to our country. They have earned our gratitude and our support, and on Veterans Day our country formally honors them for that service. If we are to truly make meaningful the tributes that we pay to our veterans, then surely, we...
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Can ads teach our kids about good health?

November 2, 2017
I admit; I can be swayed by the food industry’s marketing messages. When I see ads depicting fruits and vegetables or using physical activity to promote food or drinks, it causes me to think that products may be healthier than they actually are. And it turns out kids think the same thing. A new...
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Why I'm Grateful for SNAP and WIC

November 2, 2017
The U.S. Congress just unveiled a tax bill that would give 80% of tax cuts to the top 1%. Meanwhile, low and middle-income families across the country will be left footing the bill through higher taxes and cuts to vital health care, nutrition, and education programs. Concerned parents, grandparents...
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