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Produce for Kids & Meijer Team Up to Help Families

Launching on Aug. 31, Produce for Kids and Meijer will host the third annual Healthy Families, Helping Kids campaign to educate families on the benefits of healthy eating and raise money for nutrition education through Jump with Jill, a music-based health program for kids. Since 2002, Meijer has raised more than $1 million for local children’s organizations.

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School Days: Lunches They’ll Love

Where did the summer go? With the new school-year just days away, it’s time to start planning for healthier back to school lunches. Make it a family activity by getting your children involved planning and preparing lunches.

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Back to School

On Saturday, August 16th all Meijer stores will host a special Back to School event from 11am to 2pm. Not only will our event feature great nutritious recipe ideas, samples and tips on staying healthy this back to school season, but customers will also get “Brilliant Buys at Bright Prices”. Also, take advantage of the Meijer Back to School Bucks, good through end of day today 8/16/14 to create your own sale on back to school apparel and supplies. You’ll gather great information and tips about healthy back to school lunches, easy family meal ideas, and important immunizations available at Meijer Pharmacy that can help keep your child healthy this school year.

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Big Mac Attack

The National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel just ruled that McDonalds Corp, could be treated, in labor complaints, as a joint employer of its franchisees’ workers. You may remember that the general counsel is a recent appointment to the Board by President Obama. Is this a threat to not only McDonalds, but also to all franchises? Does a franchiser control the employee relations of it franchisees? Should the NLRB move to rule on this issue? What is the “Right Thing to do?”

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Just Peachy! National Peach Month

August is National Peach Month! Michigan grown peaches are available mid-late summer and are grown along the east coast of Lake Michigan, known as the fruit belt. While Georgia is known as the “Peach State” the majority of peaches are grown in California (about 50%). Grab a napkin or two! Whether it’s a Michigan, Georgia, or California peach, a ripe peach is incredibly tasty, juicy and nutritious.

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What You Need to Know About Watermelon

How are watermelons grown? Where do seedless watermelon come from? How do you pick the right watermelon? Read on!

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Color Your Cart: National Blueberry Month

Tina Miller 2011Michigan is the number one state in highbush blueberry production with growers producing over 100 million pounds of blueberries every year (blueberries.msu.edu). These delicious and versatile berries lead the pack in antioxidant content. In fact, the blueberry has been called the “little blue dynamo” for its health promoting, disease preventing capabilities.

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Canada: How Long Can We Irritate Our Friends?

Canada is the US’s largest trading partner, largest supplier of energy and most loyal ally in war and peace, but it appears that the long nurtured special relationship is not so special after all. Has the US been neglecting this partnership and instead irritating Canada and taking the partnership for granted? Is this relationship and partnership especially important to Michigan economy? Are there important decisions that need to be made now? What is the “Right Thing to do?”

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Road Trip Tips from Meijer Dietitians

It’s vacation season; time to gather your family, pack up the car and hit the road to your vacation destination! Stocking up at Meijer beforehand is an excellent way to spend less and ensure a healthy intake of fruits and veggies while on the road. Stop in your Meijer store this Saturday, July 12 from 11:00am to 4:00 pm for the “Taste of Meijer: Summer Camping and Road Trips Event” for great tips and ideas to make your family vacation a huge success.

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Abuse of Executive Power: When Is Enough, Enough?

Some have charged that President Obama has overstepped his constitutional authority 76 times, ranging from immigration, health care, banking, welfare, education, drug policy and more. He has done this through a series of executive orders. He has now asked all of the government departments and agencies to provide a list of additional executive orders. Has the President abused executive power or is he accomplishing what Congress is unable or unwilling to do? Is the President correct in describing the Congress as do-nothing, saying he won’t apologize for taking executive actions without Congress and daring the Republicans to “sue me.” What is the “Right Thing to do?” Should Congress sue the President in light of the recent Supreme Court decisions?

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