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, and [...]
Healthy Food for Kids!
1. Sugary Drinks
MomsRising has succeeded in getting major fast-food restaurants like Wendy's and Burger King to remove soda as the default option in kid's meals. This year we're also working on soda taxes and labeling, water quality and testing in schools, and breastfeeding.
2. Healthy Schools
MomsRising is supporting schools as they implement provisions of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act including healthy school meal and snack standards and Wellness Policies. We're also focusing on healthy school celebrations and fundraisers, protecting PE and recess, marketing in schools, and Wellness Policies. Click here to deliver a Healthy Schools Storybook to your local school!
As parents we can use our consumer power to demand that food and media companies change their practices around junk food marketing practices to kids. MomsRising is targeting companies like Nickelodeon, insidious practices like digital and targeted marketing to communities of color, and important mechanisms like the Corporate Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative.
ALL HANDS ON DECK! Parents and community-members like YOU have tremendous power in schools, in restaurants and through your spending decisions. Take action on the issues above. And join us online to discuss these and other topics related to healthy kids and food justice.
- Good Food Force members get monthly updates on food issues, invitations to special online and on-the-ground events, and more. Membership is free and easy.
- We discuss food issues every Friday at 1pm ET during the #FoodFri Tweetchats on Twitter, and the Good Food Force Facebook Group.
Check out many more tips and tools for parents here.
Check out videos from our Food Power! Conference in Brooklyn, NY, including a special welcome from First Lady Michelle Obama!
Moms Blogging About Food!
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 like [...]
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 an issue, educating friends [...]
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 conversation. [...]