Making each day healthier for all children.

Every child should have healthy foods and drinks at home and in school, safe streets for biking and walking, and places to play after school. We are working to ensure that the places where children live, learn, and play make it easy and enjoyable for them to eat healthy foods and be active. And it’s working. We’re seeing success around the nation.

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Every child should have healthy foods and drinks at home and in school, safe streets for biking and walking, and places to play after school. We are working to ensure that the places where children live, learn, and play make it easy and enjoyable for them to eat healthy foods and be active.

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Progress in MN: Good Food Access Program

Recently, the Omnibus Agriculture Finance Bill was passed and signed into law by Governor Dayton. In the bill, the Good Food Access Program may receive up to $250,000 annually for the next two years.

Voices for Healthy Kids

June 14, 2017

The Fork in the Road: Moving Beyond Cultural Competence and Towards Cultural Humility

How do we know when we are truly culturally competent?

Dr. Ashley White, We-Collab

June 6, 2017

New Study Finds Huge Unmet Demand for Afterschool Programs in America’s High-Poverty Communities

Washington, D.C. – Many of the country’s most vulnerable children and youth are not benefitting from after school and summer learning programs, which have a proven track record of success helping students succeed in school and in life, because these programs are in short supply in communities of concentrated poverty (CCPs). America After 3PM Special Report: Afterschool in Communities of Concentrated Poverty, released today by the Afterschool Alliance, finds that 24 percent of children living in CCPs participate in an afterschool program, compared to 18 percent of children overall in the United States.

Afterschool Alliance

May 26, 2017
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About
the Initiative

Voices for Healthy Kids® is a joint initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Heart Association. The collaboration is working with communities across the nation to ensure that children have access to healthy food and physical activity where they live, learn, and play.

Our vision at Voices for Healthy Kids is to see every child with healthy foods and drinks at home and in school, safe streets for biking and walking, and places to play after school. We are working to ensure that the places where children live, learn, and play make it easy and enjoyable for them to eat healthy foods and be active.

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