Organize a Screening of Parents Stand Up For Food Campaign Videos!

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Andrea Northup

Nov 7, 2011, 9:26:22 AM11/7/11
Hi Parents,

Check out this Action Alert from the Community Food Security Coalition.  They're urging parents to get engaged in the Farm Bill discussion!  More details below...

Andrea Northup

D.C. Farm to School Network Manager
Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture
(203) 558-8549

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Community Food Security Coalition Policy Program
November 3, 2011
Organize a Video Screening to Educate People in Your Community about the Farm Bill!
This week, the Parent Earth Foundation and the Community Food Security Coalition launched the “Parents Stand Up For Food” campaign to educate families about the Farm Bill.  As a part of the campaign, Parent Earth and CFSC developed three short videos to spur conversation about food policy and the Farm Bill.
These videos, while targeted at parents, give everyone with a quick look at how the Farm Bill affects us and how it influences what foods end up on our plates.
Watch the videos online to learn more about healthy, fair, affordable food for all children.
How you can spread the word:

1) Organize a community screening and facilitate a discussion about the Farm Bill. Parent Earth will send a free DVD and organizing toolkit to organizers who provide feedback about their events. The guide offers information about how to organize a screening and engage their communities. The toolkit can also be downloaded on Parent Earth’s website.
2) Encourage participants to advocate for CFSC’s Farm Bill platform. Through a series of listening sessions earlier this year, CFSC identified four top priorities for the 2012 Farm Bill:
  • Strengthening local and regional food infrastructure;
  • Increasing purchases of local and healthy foods through SNAP;
  • Increasing food access and supporting community-based agriculture; and
  • Supporting Farm to School.
Several bills recently introduced in Congress advance CFSC’s Farm Bill priorities. Read our November 1 press release on CFSC’s home page, and check out these action alerts to learn how to support Rep. Marcy Kaptur’s Community Agriculture Development and Jobs Act and Rep. Chellie Pingree and Sen. Sherrod Brown’s Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act for information.
About Parent Earth
Parent Earth creates, gathers and shares short videos that answer parents’ questions about food, including cooking, gardening, nutrition and behavior. Parent Earth videos reflect diverse opinions and perspectives and offer a wide range of parenting styles and food choices – all aimed at promoting healthy, fresh, safe and affordable food for all children.

Due to increased activity around the Farm Bill and in the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, we will not be publishing a November Policy Update Newsletter. Instead, we are circulating a series of alerts to keep you informed about progress on the Hill and let you know what you can do to support a healthy, fair, community-based Farm Bill negotiated through a transparent process.

Questions? Please contact CFSC Policy Associate Aisha Amuda at 202-481-6933.

Thank you for your help!
Community Food Security Coalition
Community Food Security Coalition
110 Maryland Ave. NE Suite 108 Washington, DC 20002
 (202) 481-6933 |

The Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3), North American organization dedicated to building strong, sustainable, local and regional food systems that ensure access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food for all people at all times. We seek to develop self-reliance among all communities in obtaining their food and to create a system of growing, manufacturing, processing, making available, and selling food that is regionally based and grounded in the principles of justice, democracy, and sustainability.

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