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Moms for Local Food

Passionate about healthy food for your family? Here's a great way to connect with other Mom's in our community to discuss how we can bring healthy local food to our schools, grocers, restaurants, hospitals, and homes. Let your voice be heard!

Members: 76
Latest Activity: Jan 17, 2013

Moms Will Make It Happen!

A Full month of healthy, quick and easy lunches that can be sent to school with your children!

Discussion Forum

Has anyone seen the grant Pepsi is giving away for local projects. Let's get heathy gardens at schools. 2 Replies

Not that I support Pepsi but they are giving away amounts up to 50,000 dollars to fund local projects. I was wondering if anyone wanted to submit a page to get either gardens at local schools in…Continue

Started by sweettart72. Last reply by Didi Rainey Aug 12, 2010.

President's Task Force on Childhood Obesity Seeks Public Comment 3 Replies

I know this is on a national scale, but thought I would share so folks could make suggestions about the importance of local fresh foods. They are also looking at parent education…Continue

Tags: Obesity, Childhood

Started by christij. Last reply by Angela Jenkins Mar 19, 2010.


This year will be the first full garden year for me and I would like to share/swap recipies with others. This one was passed on to me and looks very good. I hope you will enjoy it.

Started by Sherry Lynn Baldwin Mar 16, 2010.

Moms with a Vision 3 Replies

Is anyone involved with a group that would be interested in having someone come speak about the importance of locally grown food? We need to find ways to outreach to the community, to spread the word…Continue

Tags: health, food, local, mothers

Started by Angela Jenkins. Last reply by Aubree Taylor Mar 5, 2010.

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Comment by Angela Jenkins on December 2, 2010 at 6:49pm
Noon to 1p
Comment by Kristen Warrick on December 2, 2010 at 11:28am
I forgot to ask! At what Time is the meeting? Thanks!
Comment by Christina Fugitt-Griffiths on November 29, 2010 at 8:52pm
Hi Moms for local food,
My husband and I own the Farmers Gastropub which is in downtown Springfield. Park in the lot corner of Jefferson and Elm. Our address is 431 S Jefferson but that really doesn't help much because our entrances are not on Jefferson. We're in the Wilhoit Plaza building with the Moxie Cinema, across Pershing from the downtown YMCA. Entrances on Pershing and Elm. We are always looking for local produce, dairy, meats, food! Please let us know if you have such local fare for sale to restaurants. We look forward to meeting you and thank you for the good work you do.
Comment by Kristen Warrick on November 29, 2010 at 12:08pm
I would also like to attend this meeting on the 14th. Never heard of the Gastro Pub, where is it?
Comment by Angela Jenkins on November 28, 2010 at 11:08pm
Welcome Laura! Yes, we will be having a meeting the 14th of December at the Farmers Gastropub in Springfield. We welcome the opportunity to meet with like-minded folks or even to answer questions for those that are wanting to find out more. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and perhaps we will see you at the next meeting.
Comment by Laura Reynolds on November 28, 2010 at 9:44pm
Hi, My name is Laura Reynolds. We have a large organic garden in Osceola. I've been to a couple WFN activities. I'm very interested in the whole buy/sell local movement. I see by the post below that meetings are the 2nd Tues. of the month, so will there be one on Dec. 14th? I have a lot of questions and look forward to meeting all of you! Thanks! Laura
Comment by Angela Jenkins on October 29, 2010 at 7:44pm
Sorry for my slow response times. I have been traveling a lot and unfortunately sometimes falter in my response times. If you ever need a quick response, please feel free to mail me at foodlady9525@sbcglobal.net. Glad to have you all with us!! I am a Registered Dietitian and finally decided that Moms For Local Food was probably the place where I could make the biggest difference. Currently, packing our food is probably the best way to ensure that healthy meals are provided to our children but there is much going on in the community that will hopefully have an impact on down the line. I work with another RD locally and she teaches the nutrition component and I do the Moms For Local Food overviews when we go speak to groups. I have also been involved with the Strategic planning committee for the city of Springfield's Public Health recommendations. This is an effort to try to influence the public health policy not only to address the food in the school system but cooperative efforts within our community of like minded groups and individuals as well the maintenance of our agricultural surroundings( they are currently being slated for home building). We have also been contacted by the gentleman that is in charge of the Farm to Institution program through Missouri Cooperative Extenstion for putting on an event in March with other local efforts to make the local food a priority. There are also lots of other "on the ground" components of our movement going on continuously, so many in fact that would be difficult to summarize here. Our meeting are the second Tuesday of the month at noon at the Farmer's GastroPub downtown and would welcome your input! It usually ends up being a small working group unless we have people that are new and have ideas that they would like to incorporate that are consistent with our overview. Let me know if you have any questions!
Comment by Melinda Lund on October 29, 2010 at 1:52pm
I agree with that totally, but it's also important to educate the kids at a young age about proper nutrition. Many kids are left to their own resources unfortunately when it comes to feeding themselves if moms/dads are working (or other reasons). Kids will make healthier choices for themselves if we give them the right tools. I've been fortunate to be a part of a summer cooking school program in Illinois and it was amazing to see the kids' food choices change as a result of the education they received.
Comment by Tammy on October 29, 2010 at 7:16am
The best way to insure that our kids get healthy food is to pack their lunches and feed them ourselves!
Comment by Melinda Lund on October 1, 2010 at 12:07pm
New member intro...I'm the mom of a toddler and a registered dietitian. Very concerned with state of our local schools' menus. I was very excited to see this group. Is there any meetings/events coming up soon? I've recently approached a couple of school superintendents about volunteering my time to do some nutrition education to the kids (among other projects) and was turned down (to my surprise). Gotta keep pushing...I'm happy to help out in any way that I can. This is a cause that's at the top of my priority list right now! Happy to be a part of the group. Thanks.

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