Parents Stand Up for Food!

Parent Earth and Community Food Security Coalition Launch PARENTS STAND UP FOR FOOD Campaign to Educate Families about the Farm Bill with 3 New Compelling Short Videos:

This wacky supermarket chase inspires parents to stand up for healthy, affordable food for all kids. The Farm Bill is the most important piece of legislation that affects the cost and accessibility of healthy foods.

As a pediatrician, Dr. Lisa Thornton sees first-hand the shocking health effects of childhood obesity. Obesity is the flip side of hunger and helping food insecure families is a challenge.  Government policies like the Farm Bill can play a big role in? solving the problem of obesity.

As a longtime food activist and leader, Karen Washington has paved the way for farmers markets and urban gardens in the South Bronx, one of the poorest and most obese counties in the nation. She is an inspirational grandma who is changing the? system.

“Most parents don’t know that the Farm Bill is the most important bill that affects what our children eat. Our nation’s children are under-nourished and overfed. Not only is this devastating for families, but we have an obesity epidemic that costs our nation over?$147 billion a year! It is time for the 150 million parents in this country to pay attention to the Farm Bill.” Nicole Betancourt, Founder of Parent Earth.

Sarah Schenck, Parent Earth’s Co-Founder admits, “whenever I heard the term ‘Farm Bill’ in the news, I’d tune out – it seemed just too complicated. Our antidote: 3 new videos that give parents a quick snapshot of how our lives are affected by the Farm Bill ?in terms of healthcare and what food ends up on our plates.  Moms, Dads, and everyone who cares about kids is invited to learn more at:  //

For additional information, resources, and ways to get involved, visit the Food and Farm Bill page in the Food Security Learning Center.

Lorrie Clevenger