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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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Success Begins with School Breakfast

March 10, 2017
If you skipped breakfast today, you may be finding it difficult to concentrate. You’re not alone. Tight family budgets and busy morning schedules can mean many students arrive at school hungry and unprepared for the day ahead. Fortunately, the National School Breakfast Program ("NSBP") can give...
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Let's Celebrate the Many Benefits of School Breakfast at #FoodFri!

March 10, 2017
It’s National School Breakfast Week! Join #FoodFri this week as we celebrate the many benefits of school breakfast – from improved learning to decreased tardiness – as well as the variety of ways schools can improve student participation in school breakfast programs. 12.1 million low-income...
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Let's Discuss the Clean Label Movement at #FoodFri! Join Us!

February 24, 2017
We all like simple ingredients, and companies are spending big bucks on reformulating their products. But is the clean label movement good for consumers’ health or just another marketing fad? Join @MomsRising , CSPI , CrossFit , and Environmental Defense Fund for a tweet chat next Friday, February...
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Parents to Walgreens: Back us up!

February 20, 2017
My kids and I are always hatching plans for (I’ll be honest, often overambitious) craft projects. So we’re in and out of stores a lot, picking up the often-forgotten small items to finish that star blaster or ride-on pony. This actually happened: Last month my son and I were in a large chain store...
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From My Heart To Yours #RevolutionaryLove

February 10, 2017
Then: Election Night November 8, 2016 I fell asleep. The votes were still being counted. At three in the morning, I could feel this weird buzzing in the air. My love was awake, the cell phone light illuminating his face. He looked like he had been reading for hours. With my voice still sounding...
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Am I An Advocate?

February 9, 2017
Your friends share petitions on Facebook and maybe you sign them or scroll past. Or perhaps, you have that one issue you feel passionate about. Maybe you’ve joined a few Facebook groups for support with like-minded moms. Does that make you an advocate? If you find yourself spurting out facts about...
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Still We Rise: 9 Amazing Ways YOU Made an Impact for Women and Families in 2016

February 3, 2017
Before we get too far into the New Year, I wanted to take a moment to thank our MomsRising supporters for powering incredible MOMentum in 2016. Looking back, it wasn’t that long ago that women’s and family economic security -- from paid family leave to equal pay – were barely part of the political...
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