Help Hijack #RonaldMcDonald
Advocacy / Fast Food / School

Help Hijack #RonaldMcDonald

Will you help us hijack #RonaldMcDonald with #MomsNotLovinIt? Of all the problems McDonald’s had to fix, they chose to update the clown’s outfit.  Let’s change the conversation from what Ronald is wearing to the company’s unethical practices like using schools to market to kids. Copy the image or use these links: https://kyhealthykids.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/mnli.jpg pic.twitter.com/8tNuBvr1sA Share via Twitter, … Continue reading

Will the PTA Champion Ending Junk Food Marketing in Schools?
Advocacy / Fast Food / Junk Food / Marketing / School / Soda

Will the PTA Champion Ending Junk Food Marketing in Schools?

Researchers from Yale University have called on parents to take action on junk food marketing in schools.  In an editorial published in JAMA Pediatrics they detailed how marketers have taken advantage of tight school budgets to turn places of learning into ads for soda, fast food, cookies and candy. Almost two-thirds of elementary schools provide food coupons as … Continue reading

Do We All Have to Move to the Rocky Mountains?
Food as Reward / Food Environment / Policy / School

Do We All Have to Move to the Rocky Mountains?

Here are my remarks from last night’s school board meeting: During this season of giving, one of the best gifts we can give kids is to teach them to love food that loves them back. A school environment that supports good health positively impacts student achievement, college and career readiness, and can aid our state education budget battle by … Continue reading