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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
in Out-of-School Time

Healthier Vending in Louisville, KY

Congratulations to the city for establishing healthier nutrition standards for vending machines on Louisville Metro properties.

Voices for Healthy Kids

May 15, 2017
in Procurement

GAO Says Education Dept. Should Up Its Oversight of Federal After-school Program

As after-school programs across the country fear loss of federal funds, a new report from theGovernment Accountability Office could muddy the waters. The GAO released a report Wednesday saying the Department of Education needs to improve its oversight of the program by updating the way it measures program outcomes.

Youth Today

April 28, 2017
in Out-of-School Time

Santa Clara County Healthy Beverages in Kids’ Meals

The Santa Clara County Healthy Beverages in Kids’ Meal Ordinance recently passed 4-0, and ensures that restaurants that sell kids’ meals can only include water and milk in those meals.

Voices for Healthy Kids

April 27, 2017

News from Oklahoma: Healthy Food Access Progress

We have exciting news from Oklahoma: the state is making progress in helping all families access affordable, healthy foods!

Voices for Healthy Kids

April 26, 2017
in Healthy Food Financing

Progress in Washington: Healthier Kids through Improved Physical Education

On April 20th, the Governor signed HB 1235, which requires the reporting of PE quality at school, district, and state level.

Voices for Healthy Kids

April 25, 2017

Montgomery County and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Approve Increased Healthy Vending

Montgomery County and Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission have passed policies that will expand healthy drinks and snacks offered in county and park vending machines.

Voices for Healthy Kids

April 19, 2017

Week of Wins: Healthier Vending in St. Louis and Safer Physical Activity in New York

St. Louis, Missouri, and New York State are making their communities healthier for all families.

Voices for Healthy Kids

April 13, 2017