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Breaking News: Little Rock School District Just Became First in U.S. to Pass Hydration Policies

The Little Rock School District just became the first school district in the nation to adopt a hydration policy. The measure allows students to bring water bottles with them into classrooms and it requires all new construction and major renovation projects that happen at schools to include water bottle filling stations in their blueprints.

January 10, 2020
in School Wellness

Breaking News: Harris County, Texas Green Lights Healthy Food Financing Initiative Program!

Harris County, the most populous county in Texas and home to the Lone Star State’s largest city, Houston, recently passed a Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) program.

December 11, 2019
in Healthy Food Access

Breaking News: Philadelphia City Council Passes Kids’ Meals Bill!

Today, the Philadelphia City Council passed legislation introduced by Councilmember Reynolds Brown (At-Large) that will require restaurants to make healthy drinks the default option for kids’ meal menus.

 

September 26, 2019
in Kids' Meals

#ICYMI: Louisville Metro Council Passes Updated Complete Streets Ordinance!

Recently, the Louisville Metro Council passed a complete streets ordinance, sponsored by Councilman David James, with overwhelming support (22-1 vote).

September 4, 2019
in Complete Streets

Update in Albuquerque: Mayor Signs Complete Streets Ordinance!

Mayor Tim Keller has signed the Albuquerque Complete Streets Ordinance! Earlier this month, the city council unanimously approved a complete streets ordinance to make streets safer for walking, biking and rolling.

August 22, 2019
in Complete Streets

Voices for Healthy Kids Announces Funding Awards for Innovation, Equity and Exploration Special Project Workgroups

Voices for Healthy Kids is excited to announce our 2019-2020 funding awards for national organizations leading issue coalitions and Innovation, Equity and Exploration special project workgroups (IEE).

August 13, 2019

Albuquerque City Council Adopts Complete Streets Ordinance!

News from Albuquerque, New Mexico! The city council unanimously approved a complete streets ordinance to make streets safer for walking, biking and rolling.

August 7, 2019
in Complete Streets

Massachusetts Funds Healthy Incentives Program!

News from Massachusetts! Gov. Charlie Baker recently signed the FY20 budget with $6.5 million for the Healthy Incentives Program

August 6, 2019
in SNAP Incentives

#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