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BREAKING NEWS: Baltimore Healthy Kids’ Meal Bill signed into law!

Congratulations, Baltimore! Today, in her first public bill signing, Mayor Pugh signed legislation that will make healthier drink options the norm for Baltimore families when ordering restaurant kids’ meals.

April 19, 2018
in Kids' Meals

American Heart Association and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Fertile Ground Leadership Institute

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) and American Heart Association have launched the Fertile Ground Leadership Institute. It is designed to provide advanced training for Native Americans who are working toward health and dietary well-being in their communities and searching for new ways to strengthen their effectiveness through traditional knowledge.

Seeds of Native Health

April 13, 2018

March 12, 2018
in Kids' Meals

Why We Shouldn’t Mesmerize the Moment

It’s so easy as practitioners to get caught up in the larger vision of our work. Rightfully so, we want the end result of our collective efforts to empower all young people to live healthy and productive lives. In doing so we often miss opportunities to humanize our efforts and ground our work in community truths.

Niiobli Armah IV

February 13, 2018

Oklahoma City Council Votes to Improve City Streets and Sidewalks

The Oklahoma City Council unanimously adopted a Livable Streets policy, which will lead to a more active, healthier, and safer Oklahoma City!

January 16, 2018
in Complete Streets

Daly City, CA, Becomes First City in San Mateo County to Serve Kids Better!

Daly City, CA, joined the growing movement to serve kids better by making healthy drinks the default in restaurant kids’ meals!

January 9, 2018
in Kids' Meals

Healthy Food Financing in Michigan!

We have great news to kick off 2018! Shortly before the holiday, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation sponsored by Rep. Andy Schor, to incentivize grocery stores in underserved areas.

January 2, 2018
in Healthy Food Access

Huge Complete Streets Impact in Kansas City, MO!

The Kansas City, MO City Council approved a Complete Streets policy (with a 13-0 vote) that will allow the city to create a community where active transportation is integrated into street design rather than being an afterthought.  Citizens of all abilities in Kansas City will be able to engage in more active transportation, such as biking and walking, which means healthier citizens and healthier communities!

December 15, 2017
in Bike Pedestrian

Voices for Healthy Kids: 2017 Progress Report

Voices for Healthy Kids, a joint initiative of the American Heart Association and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has released Making Each Day Healthier for All Children: 2017 Progress Report.

December 14, 2017

Working in the Intersections

Modern medicine, public health, and now public policy all have evolved (and are evolving) to address not just one particular aspect of an individual, but the entire person or whole person.

Samia Mirza, We-Collab

December 11, 2017