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30 Days Until #FoodRevolution Day!

April 20, 2012
This year, for the first time ever, May 19 is Food Revolution Day , a global day of action marking the commitment to food education in communities, schools and businesses worldwide. Food Revolution Day is a chance for people who love food to come together to share information, skills and resources...
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Getting Rid of Junk Food Marketing in Schools – It May Be a Lot Harder Than You Think.

April 20, 2012
You did it! You got your school district to ban junk food poster ads, vending machines and unhealthy snacks in the cafeteria. You would think that after all that hard work you could sit back and relax knowing that you’ve created one more safe eating environment for America’s youth. Not so fast!...
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Where Will Nourishment For Our Children's Children Come From?

April 11, 2012
Can you imagine a world where our children, and their children's children, have access to plentiful, fresh, nutritious food? This question is not as flippant as it may sound. Food security is the single most important issue facing mankind today. The United States is no exception. Our food is making...
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The "F" in FDA Stands for Failure

April 4, 2012
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s motto, located right on their website homepage, is “protecting and promoting your health” however their recent decision not to ban the use of BPA in food products sends the message that they are more concerned with protecting the pockets of the chemical...
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BPA, Flame Retardants & Toxic Jewelry

April 3, 2012
by Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff Executive Director/CEO, Healthy Child Healthy World So many news stories that relate to children’s environmental health, it’s hard to keep up! The FDA Rejects BPA Ban in Packaging Late in the day last Friday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

Top 5 Eco Easter Tips

April 3, 2012
Getting ready for Easter this weekend? Do it the nontoxic way! There are easy, affordable, nontoxic alternatives for everything from egg dyes to Easter sweets. And you'll be in good company: Last year, the White House started making the annual White House Easter Egg Roll greener by using...
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Top 6 Green Passover Tips

April 3, 2012
I love Seder, and I would never want to give up any of the traditional pieces of the meal, or any of the traditions my family shares. Luckily, I can make Seder less toxic without losing any of the components that I love, and you can too! A few simple changes will drastically reduce toxic chemicals...
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Pink slime is on the run!

March 30, 2012
You did it! Thousands of MomsRising members joined the chorus of concerned consumers about the presence of pink slime, also known as “LFTB” (lean, finely textured beef) in cafeterias, restaurants and supermarkets. Your voice made the difference and major changes have been made within corporations...
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Ban BPA!

March 29, 2012
We are so fed up with bisphenol-A (BPA). It's highly toxic, our families are being exposed to it left and right, and, now we have a chance to help get rid of it! In just two days the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is going to issue a final decision on whether or not BPA should be banned from...
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Have an Appetite for Equity? Join Us at Our Healthy Foods Convening

March 28, 2012
With diabetes and obesity rates still on the rise, CPEHN will be tackling one of the leading causes of these chronic conditions at our spring convenings, An Appetite for Equity: Ensuring Access to Healthy Foods . Making healthy foods more available can greatly improve health in California’s low-...
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