Sugary Soda Will Kill You

November 16, 2015 / Family and Community Health / Comments: 0

Warning: the following infographic may be dangerous to your soda consumption. After surviving the onslaught of halloween candy, you may think you are safe, but added sugar lurks everywhere (but mostly in soft drinks). As addictive as cocaine, and as pervasive as salt (a compound we actually need to survive), the average american child consumes 32 […]

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October 24th is Food Day 2015 

October 19, 2015 / All, Farm-to-school / Comments: 0

Food Day 2015 is almost here. It’s a day of inspiration, action, and personal and political change and you are hereby invited to be part of it. Every October 24, thousands of events bring people together to celebrate and enjoy real food and to push for improved policies. The theme for this year is “Toward […]

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Farm to school works! 

October 15, 2015 / All, Farm-to-school, Local Food and Amazing Products / Comments: 0

After a few years of experience with farm-to-school programs across the country, there is enough data for academic researchers to demonstrate with replicable studies what you already know in your heart: kids eat more healthy food in schools with farm-to-school programs. Read more on the USDA site. For us, this reinforces our belief that teaching kids […]

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From Pew Trusts: Are School Fundraisers a Back Door for Junk Food?

September 10, 2015 / Family and Community Health, Farm-to-school / Comments: 0

The ubiquitous school fundraiser has become a back door for junk food sales to kids. See how policymakers are fighting back in this video.

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Fed Up With Fundraising

September 3, 2015 / All, Family and Community Health, Healthy Fundraising Ideas / Comments: 0

The viral PTA alternative fundraiser evidences the frustration we all feel from traditional fundraising. If you’re ready for meaningful fundraising that turns kids into advocates for healthy eating and communities (instead of miniature sales people), FarmRaiser can help.

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Healthy fundraisers > junk food

You don’t have to sell junk food to raise money for your cause! Check out these healthy fundraising ideas to get you started.

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August Newsletter

  Dear friend —  Do I have to sell junk food to raise money this year? As the first day of school approaches, teachers, administrators and parent volunteers across the country may find themselves wrestling with this question. For years, candy bars, tubs of cookie dough, and pizza kits have been the “go to” for […]

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Fresh, Local Food: It’s closer than you think!

Want to explore your local farms and farmers’ markets but aren’t sure where to start? Let FarmRaiser help.

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Creating a Healthier America by Cooking at Home

July 10, 2015 / All, Family and Community Health / Comments: 0

Leah Lizarondo of The Brazen Kitchen recently gave a presentation at TEDxGrandviewAve addressing the continuously rising number of diet-related health issues plaguing our society, and how cooking more meals at home may be the key ingredient to reversing this trend.

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Tips for a Delicious Healthy Local 4th of July!

June 25, 2015 / All, Family and Community Health / Comments: 0

The 4th of July is a time to gather friends and family in celebration of our national history, enjoy the sun, and share food with your community. Holiday foods can often be heavy and rely on pre-made products, so we’ve created this short guide to help you build a healthier, locally focused meal!

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