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KANSAS 4th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT PRIMARY HEATS UP, WITH FOOD IN THE FOREFRONT

KANSAS 4th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT PRIMARY HEATS UP, WITH FOOD IN THE FOREFRONT

KANSAS 4th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT PRIMARY HEATS UP, WITH FOOD IN THE FOREFRONT

Who Does Mike Pompeo Represent? July 30, 2014 By Rob Coleman Congressman Mike Pompeo has found himself entrenched in a primary battle with his 4th District predecessor, Todd Tiahrt. In one of the more well-funded races of the 2014 election cycle, Pompeo has seen his political contributions swell, which leads to the question, where is…

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Ben & Jerry’s, GE-Labeling Advocates Protest Anti-GE Labeling Bill

Ben & Jerry’s, GE-Labeling Advocates Protest Anti-GE Labeling Bill

Ben & Jerry’s, GE-Labeling Advocates Protest Anti-GE Labeling Bill

Deliver More Than Half a Million Signatures to Congress FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014    Contact: Claire Benjamin (202) 631-6362 claire@foodpolicyaction.org Washington, D.C. – Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Jerry Greenfield joined members of Congress and pro-GE labeling advocacy groups on Capitol Hill today to protest a House bill that would deny Americans the…

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Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Tom Colicchio, Food Policy Action and FED UP Filmmakers Stand Up for Nutrition Standards in American Schools

Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Tom Colicchio, Food Policy Action and FED UP Filmmakers Stand Up for Nutrition Standards in American Schools

Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Tom Colicchio, Food Policy Action and FED UP Filmmakers Stand Up for Nutrition Standards in American Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Khristyn Brimmeier 202-525-3724 kbrimmier@globalstrategygroup.com Sara Lonardo 202-225-3661 Sara.lonardo@mail.house.gov Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Tom Colicchio, Food Policy Action and FED UP Filmmakers Stand Up for Nutrition Standards in American Schools Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT); Tom Colicchio, Head Judge, Top Chef, Food Policy Action; Laurie David, Executive…

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Senators Hoeven and McConnell demand more salt, less whole grains for our kids

Senators Hoeven and McConnell demand more salt, less whole grains for our kids

Senators Hoeven and McConnell demand more salt, less whole grains for our kids

SENATE SET TO PICK UP WHERE THE HOUSE LEFT OFF ON SCHOOL LUNCH  May 21, 2014 By Claire Benjamin Less than a week ago more than 100 organizations from 36 states sent a strong message to congress: don’t use the appropriations process to weaken federal child nutrition programs. Unfortunately, that is exactly Congressman Valadao and…

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Valadao and His Cronies

Valadao and His Cronies

Valadao and His Cronies

House Agriculture Subcommittee Advances Spending Bill By Claire Benjamin It is hard to believe that Congress is so divided that republicans and democrats can’t even agree that schools should be serving students healthy, nutritious balanced meals. This wasn’t always the case.  Big annual spending bills used to be an opportunity to set aside partisanship, and…

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CONGRESS POISED TO ROLL BACK SCHOOL LUNCH STANDARDS Members of Congress working to strip key parts of school meal reform; add white potatoes to WIC program.

CONGRESS POISED TO ROLL BACK SCHOOL LUNCH STANDARDS Members of Congress working to strip key parts of school meal reform; add white potatoes to WIC program.

CONGRESS POISED TO ROLL BACK SCHOOL LUNCH STANDARDS Members of Congress working to strip key parts of school meal reform; add white potatoes to WIC program.

For Immediate Release Monday May 19, 2014 Contact: Claire Benjamin 202-631-6362 claire@foodpolicyaction.org Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow, the House and Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittees are scheduled to consider annual funding bills, released today, that include language that would weaken school meal program rules passed under the 2010 Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act. Earlier this month, more than…

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Why is David Valadao Fighting to Make Us Fat?

Why is David Valadao Fighting to Make Us Fat?

Why is David Valadao Fighting to Make Us Fat?

By Claire Benjamin Since the California Republican broke with his party to oppose cuts to food stamps, Rep. Valadao (R-CA) has been on the front lines in the fight to make America’s food less nutritious. This month, Valadao (R-CA) joined a letter to USDA to reduce whole grains and increase sodium in school meals our…

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Is There Actually a Food Movement?

Is There Actually a Food Movement?

Is There Actually a Food Movement?

By Tom Colicchio I’m a chef, a food activist, an avid eater, and a healthy-cooking parent, though most people know me from my role as head judge on Bravo’s Top Chef. All of the above warrant my inclusion in what is known as the Food Movement. So you may be surprised to learn that lately…

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FOOD POLICY ACTION LAUNCHES WEBSITE TO COUNTER BIG FOOD’s ATTEMPT TO SPREAD MISINFORMATION ABOUT THE NEW FILM FED UP

FOOD POLICY ACTION LAUNCHES WEBSITE TO COUNTER BIG FOOD’s ATTEMPT TO SPREAD MISINFORMATION ABOUT THE NEW FILM FED UP

FOOD POLICY ACTION LAUNCHES WEBSITE TO COUNTER BIG FOOD’s ATTEMPT TO SPREAD MISINFORMATION ABOUT THE NEW FILM FED UP

FOOD POLICY ACTION IS FED UP WITH BIG FOOD Laurie David says “We can’t continue to allow the industry to hide behind websites and false claims about the health of their products.” For Immediate Release Friday May 16, 2014 Contact: Claire Benjamin 202-631-6362 claire@foodpolicyaction.org Washington, D.C. -The film FED UP (Katie Couric, Laurie David, Oscar winning…

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Lessons from our Mothers: Together, We Can Make a Difference

Lessons from our Mothers: Together, We Can Make a Difference

Lessons from our Mothers: Together, We Can Make a Difference

By Shazi Visram President and CEO, Happy Family It was almost exactly 11 years ago today when I had my ‘aha’ moment about the foods we feed our children.  After listening to a friend’s anguish about the difficulty of finding the best possible baby food for her twins, I realized something must be done. My…

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Our mission is to highlight the importance of food policy and to promote policies that support healthy diets, reduce hunger at home and abroad, improve food access and affordability, uphold the rights and dignity of food and farm workers, increase transparency, improve public health, reduce the risk of food-borne illness, support local and regional food systems, protect and maintain sustainable fisheries, treat farm animals humanely and reduce the environmental impact of farming and food production. Food Policy Action promotes positive policies through education and publication of the National Food Policy Scorecard.