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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

Complete Streets in Brunswick, GA

Congratulations, Brunswick, GA! Locals and visitors will have safer streets for transportation and recreation! Last week, the Mayor and City Commission passed Ordinance 1048, a Complete Streets policy to improve community health, while decreasing traffic congestion.

Voices for Healthy Kids

April 10, 2017
in Complete Streets

Progress in Idaho: House Bill 334 for Safe Routes to School

Idaho is taking steps to make the streets safer for all children. Last week, Rep. Janet Trujillo (R), Idaho Falls, introduced House Bill 334, during the second to last day of the legislative session as a companion piece to the major transportation bill the Legislature wanted to pass before adjournment (S 1206).

Voices for Healthy Kids

April 6, 2017

Health Equity: How specific will we get?

We have more advocates, champions, and partners than ever before, all holding the banner of Equity as we march forward. The question I have been asking myself lately is just how specific will we get?

Niiobli Armah IV

April 4, 2017

Do Healthy Lunches Improve Student Test Scores?

For more than a decade, standardized-test scores have been the dominant metric for measuring what public-school students know and are able to do. No Child Left Behind, the sweeping federal education law enacted in 2002, ushered in a new era of student testing and school compliance.

The Atlantic

March 22, 2017
in School Wellness

Wellness Committee forming in Marshalltown schools Marshalltown

Wellness is a vital part of the educational environment. Students can’t be expected to learn if they aren’t healthy and there are many studies out there that support a positive correlation between student wellness and learning. The Marshalltown Community School District hopes the establishment of a new district-wide Wellness Committee will help to encourage a culture of health and wellness within Marshalltown Schools and across the Marshalltown community.

Times-Republican

March 22, 2017
in School Wellness