Did you know?

Almost 1 in 3 young people is at risk for nutrition-related diseases like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, according to the American Heart Association. But Moms and Dads can change this trend. We have tremendous power to keep our kids, schools and communities healthy. This year MomsRising's work on nutrition and food justice focuses on the following: 

1. Healthy school foods: 

Children consume a significant portion of their daily calories at school; when schools have healthy foods and beverages in cafeterias and vending machines, children eat better. We are demanding better policies around junk food in schools, and at the local and national levels. Check out our Back to School Storybook, highlighting the voices of moms eager for a healthier school day.   

2. Junk food marketing to kids:

Exposure to junk food marketing also increases a child's risk of obesity, once again with a disproportionate impact on communities of color. 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, and putpressure on our leaders to take action. Join us in telling Nickelodeon to STOP marketing junk food to kids, and in telling Burger King and Wendy's to get soda out of kids' meals! 

Join us! There are lots of ways to get involved:   

  • #FoodFri Tweetchats every Friday at 1pm ET on Twitter 
  • We are also building a Good Food Force of amazing volunteers who bring these issues to their communities. Contact us today to find out more! [email protected].  
  • Check out our most recent blog carnival around National School Lunch Week!
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