Tweetchat In 2017, the MomsRising Food Team is expecting quite a few changes. These changes will impact all of our lives. As a result, we want to be prepared, or as prepared as humaly possible. Join #FoodFri on January 6, 2017, between 1-2pm EST, as @MomsRising chats with @CSPI about food policy in 2017. We'll [...]
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!
TweetchatThis is my favorite time of year. Parrandas/caroling, and get togethers with family and friends, during this holiday season are always such a treat. But what isn't a treat is the amount of sugar eaten during the holidays. It's estimated that most people gain an average of 5 to 10 pounds! There's a reason why [...]
How Grassroots Organizing and Popular Protest Defeated NC’s Bathroom Governor As a lifelong North Carolinian, I really appreciated this data-based analysis from Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling on how the Governor lost his re-election effort (the first to do so in NC history). First, polls show that Governor Pat McCrory's policies were widely unpopular, [...]
December 10 is Human Rights Day. And right before the Human Rights Day this year, I received an e-mail from a mother, upset that her employer doesn’t support breastfeeding and that her supervisor told her “Not only breastfeeding moms are good moms, formula is as good.” I was saddened. I am sad because I [...]