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July 17, 2015
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Ask Not What Your Lunch Lady Can Do For You….

I had an illuminating chat recently with four ladies in our central administration office who have the responsibility – along with the cafeteria staff in each school – for feeding the over 8200 students in the Chatham County, North Carolina … Continue reading

November 18, 2014
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Mom Power at the Good Food Force Meeting of MomsRising.org

I was privileged to attend the recent MomsRising.org meeting of the Good Food Force, a group of dynamic volunteers dedicated to getting the word out about healthy school foods, junk food marketing to kids, and strategies that are working to … Continue reading

October 20, 2014
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When Pears are as Exotic as Rainbows and Unicorns

I have mixed feelings about the annual “Eat a Rainbow Week” our local health department organizes in our community. It’s a week of events designed to promote fruit and vegetable eating – in schools, restaurants, farmer’s markets, etc. This is … Continue reading

February 24, 2014
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Kids, Sports, and Healthy Living: This is Your Moment

Sports have always been used as a catalyst to teach kids important life lessons like teamwork, sportsmanship, coping with adversity, and the importance of hard work. We are missing opportunities to leverage sports as a way to teach kids about … Continue reading

January 17, 2014
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Don’t Hide Out in Your Healthy Home

If you are a “typical” middle-class American mom (pretty focused on home, kids, and family, whether you work or not) you might be aware that you owe some ideological allegiance to your nineteenth century sisters. In Britain and America around … Continue reading