Monifa Bandele

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Wendy’s Pulls Soda From Kids Meals

When I was in middle school, my mom worked long days as a hospital administrator…

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Lobbyists Push to Weaken School Nutrition

Where I live, school lunches used to be pretty gross. But I have to admit,…

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First Lady’s Next Hurdle for Children’s Health

When First Lady Michelle Obama announced in 2010 that she'd be tackling skyrocketing childhood obesity…

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The Affordable Care Act: Have You Signed Up?

Though it is not often framed as a racial justice issue, the Affordable Care Act…

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Seven Generations: A Food Justice Lesson from Native Americans

This may be your story too. My great great great grandmother, Americos, was an enslaved…

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Show Love to Tipped Workers by Raising Wages

Valentine's Day is the biggest night of the year for restaurants. Couples make reservations months…