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First Nations Development Institute

March 21, 2019

Shakopee Mdewakanton, American Heart Association launch $1.6 million campaign to support Native nutrition, health advocacy

New Policy Innovation Fund will provide grants and technical assistance for Native-led policy work in support of improved dietary health.

 

March 3, 2019
in Healthy Food Access

BREAKING NEWS: Complete Streets in Tucson, Arizona!

Breaking news out of Tucson, Ariz.!  After two years of advocacy, community outreach, and a collaborative policy development process with Tucson Department of Transportation and the Complete Streets Task Force, the City Council voted 7-0 to make streets safer by passing a Complete Streets policy!

February 6, 2019
in Complete Streets

Breaking News: Kansas City School Wellness Policy!

On December 12th, Kansas City Public Schools Board of Education passed a wellness policy to ensure opportunities for all students to practice healthy eating and physical activity behaviors throughout the school day!

Voices for Healthy Kids

December 20, 2018
in School Wellness

Celebrating 2018 Policy Advances!

As the year comes to an end, let’s take a moment to celebrate exciting policy advances during 2018!

Voices for Healthy Kids

December 20, 2018

Breaking News: Healthy Food Financing in El Paso, TX

The County of El Paso, Texas, where one in four children lives in a food-insecure home,  just took a major step to make healthy, affordable food easier to buy!

December 11, 2018
in Healthy Food Access

Washington Improves Early Childcare Environments!

Congratulations to Washington State for making early childhood education environments healthier through stronger nutrition, physical activity, and screen time standards!

December 11, 2018
in Early Care

British Medical Journal Publishes Report on Voices for Healthy Kids

The British Medical Journal published a report on how Voices for Healthy Kids’ multisectoral collaboration of more than 140 stakeholder organizations is advancing policy changes to improve food and physical environments in the United States.

December 10, 2018

Breaking News: Complete Streets in Des Moines!

The Des Moines City Council voted 7-0 to pass a complete streets policy focused on safe travel around the city!

November 26, 2018
in Complete Streets

Election Day Updates: Active Transportation and Preemption Ballot Measures

Election Day brought several successes to make transportation safer for millions in cities in Texas, Arizona, and North Carolina! Additionally, we have more good news out of the state of Oregon where voters beat back industry efforts to weaken the ability of local governments to protect the health of their communities. Here’s a brief round-up of this historic progress.

November 7, 2018