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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

#ICYMI: Illinois Commits $50 Million Annually for Safer Walking & Biking!

Big news for walking, biking and rolling in Illinois! Gov. J.B. Pritzker recently signed a bill that creates a $33 billion, six-year transportation capital program in the state.

July 8, 2019
in Bike Pedestrian

Progress in Delaware: Healthier Kids’ Meals!

Exciting progress from Delaware! It has become the third state to require that restaurant kids’ meals offer heathier drinks as the first option for customers!

July 1, 2019
in Kids' Meals

Philadelphia Dedicates $15 million for Safer Streets!

Exciting news from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! The city included $15 million in bike and pedestrian funding as part of its recently adopted budget.

June 27, 2019
in Bike Pedestrian

More News from Hawaii: Governor Signs SNAP Bill!

Yesterday, Governor Ige signed Act 153 into law, which will invest $100,000 of state funds into sustaining and expanding Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s (SNAP) “double-up” programs!

 

June 27, 2019
in SNAP Incentives

Breaking News: Hawaii Kids’ Meals Bill Signed by Governor!

Governor Ige signed S.B. 549, a bill that promotes healthy meal options for children! The bill supports parents’ efforts to feed their children nutritious food by ensuring that healthy beverages are the default option in kids’ meals purchased at restaurants in the state.

June 27, 2019
in Kids' Meals

Our Community. Our Voice. Our Health: Progress in Utah.

Many policies that help make communities healthier start locally. Policies that stop, limit, or discourage local communities from enacting policy solutions are referred to as “preemption.” Voices for Healthy Kids works to oppose preemption and believes it is possible for advocates to stand up for local policy solutions, as seen in this progress from Utah.

June 10, 2019
in Preemption

News from Vermont: Maple Run Unified School District Wellness Policy!

The Maple Run Unified School District school board voted in favor of the adoption of a new wellness policy in St. Albans, Vermont, impacting thousands of students!

June 7, 2019
in School Wellness