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Safe Routes to School Progress in MN!

Progress in Minnesota: Governor Dayton signed HF4425, a bonding bill that includes $1 million for Safe Routes to School infrastructure grants!

June 11, 2018
in Safe Routes

Breaking News: Rhode Island Eliminates Junk Food Marketing in Schools!

On Monday, Governor Gina Raimondo signed into law Senate Bill 2350A and House Bill 7419A to prohibit the advertising and marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages on school property!

June 4, 2018
in Junk Food Marketing

UPDATE: Another $1M for the MA Food Trust & More Funding for the Healthy Incentives Program!

Governor Baker released his FY19 Capital Investment Plan with $1 million included for the program!

June 1, 2018
in Healthy Food Access

UPDATE: Arizona-Grown Fruit and Vegetable Incentive Bill Signed by Governor

Arizona’s SNAP fruit and vegetable match appropriation bill (SB1245), also known as the Let’s Grow Arizona campaign, has been signed by Governor Ducey.

May 23, 2018

Breaking News: New Physical Education Requirements in Tennessee!

Governor Bill Haslam has signed the Physical Education Act into law, which requires elementary schools across the state to provide at least 60 minutes of physical education for students each week! Additionally, the physical education curriculum must be taught by a certified physical education teacher.

May 11, 2018
in Physical Education

TN Early Care and Education Regulations Approved!

New licensure regulations for Tennessee child care agencies have received final approval by the state attorney general and become effective on July 30, 2018!

May 8, 2018
in Early Care

Arizona-Grown Fruit and Vegetable Incentive Bill Sent to Governor for Signing

Breaking news out of Arizona: the SNAP fruit and vegetable match appropriation bill (SB1245), also known as the Let’s Grow Arizona campaign, is on its way to Governor Ducey for signing!

May 4, 2018

Reflecting on a Legacy

On April 4th, the Voices for Healthy Kids Strategic Advisory Council (SAC) met in Memphis, Tennessee to commemorate the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with thousands of others gathered at the National Civil Rights Museum. They reflected on what his work meant to them and how their own work would pay respect to his legacy.

May 1, 2018

Progress in Charlotte, NC’s Transportation Efforts

The Charlotte City Council voted in favor to amend a sidewalk ordinance and close important loopholes that were barriers to implementing a larger walking and biking plan.

April 25, 2018
in Bike Pedestrian

Improving the Health of the Nation’s Native American and Alaska Native populations

The release of the Seeds of Native Health Semi-Annual Report by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community reminds us again of the significant challenges to the health and well-being of Native peoples.  Arguably, no set of domestic policies implemented by the United States since the nation’s founding has had a greater detrimental impact on the health of a population of people than this nation’s Indian policies.

April 23, 2018
in Healthy Food Access