Alabama American Heart Association (AHA)

  1. Alabama Board of Education adopted statewide nutrition standards for competitive foods sold in schools. – Regulatory

Establishing Early Care and Education Standards in Alabama

66% of children in Alabama have both parents in the workforce and more than 1.8 million Alabamians, including half a million children, live in communities with little to no access to healthy food options. While the state ranks as one of the unhealthiest in the nation, Voices for Alabama’s Children, with assistance from a grant from Voices for Healthy Kids, is working to improve healthy standards in childcare facilities by focusing on research, public awareness, and advocacy.

Alabama’s Healthy Food Financing Progress

Almost half a million Alabama children live in areas with limited access to healthy food retailers. The Alabama Healthy Food Financing Initiative Study Commission was created through Senate Joint Resolution 105. Under State Senator Bobby Singleton’s leadership, Alabama’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative received a commitment for an initial state investment of $300,000 to fund projects and communities across the state.

Alabama’s Healthy Food Financing Progress

Almost half a million Alabama children live in areas with limited access to healthy food retailers. The Alabama Healthy Food Financing Initiative Study Commission was created through Senate Joint Resolution 105. Under State Senator Bobby Singleton’s leadership, Alabama’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative received a commitment for an initial state investment of $300,000 to fund projects and communities across the state.