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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#ICYMI: Improved Physical Education in New York City!

News from New York! Students in New York City will now receive excellent physical education instruction and opportunities for physical activity! It’s all thanks to Local Law 102, which went into effect on June 28.

July 11, 2019
in Physical Education

Massachusetts Funds Safer Streets for Physical Activity!

Big news from Massachusetts! In 2016, the state created a Complete Streets Funding Program to support safer walking and biking throughout the state. Recently in the 2020-24 Capital Investment Plan, Gov. Charlie Baker allocated $11.5 million annually for the next four years for the program!

July 10, 2019
in Bike Pedestrian

Boston Commits $16.15 Million for Safer Streets!

Recently, the Boston City Council voted unanimously to approve the fiscal year 2020 operating budget and the fiscal years 2020-2024 capital budget with over $16.15 million in appropriations to make streets safer for walking, biking, and rolling.

July 9, 2019
in Bike Pedestrian

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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