North Carolina approved nutrition, physical activity and screen time standards for center- and home-based Early Care and Education (ECE) providers. Meals and snacks must comply with the Meal Patterns for Children in Child Care Programs from the USDA and drinks are limited to milk, water and formula.
In 2017, the Charlotte City Council passed the Charlotte WALKS plan to improve the safety of walking and biking paths, but the plan had a few loopholes, which prevented it from being as safe and effective as it could be.
As a national nonprofit based in North Carolina, adult staff at YES! work alongside paid youth staff who are high school students between 14-19 years old, on community health issues that impact youth and adults.
Physical education is a crucial component of school curriculums in the United States. Throughout the past year, the North Carolina Alliance for Health has worked on a campaign, with support from Voices for Healthy Kids, that aims to increase state accountability reporting around physical education and health programs by encouraging an amendment to the State Board of Education’s Healthy Active Children policy.