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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

Colorado Dedicates $1.1M to Improved Physical Education!

On May 10, 2019, Colorado passed a $1.1M physical education (PE) grant program to help improve students’ physical activity.

June 5, 2019
in Physical Education

Breaking News: Prince George’s County, MD Announces Expansion of the Maryland Market Money Program

Yesterday, the Prince George’s County Department of Social Services announced the expansion of the Maryland Market Money Program in Prince George’s County, an initiative that allows those receiving federal nutrition benefits to receive matching dollars when buying from local farmers markets.

May 31, 2019
in SNAP Incentives

Progress in Texas – SNAP Incentives

The Texas Legislature passed HB 1834, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) incentives legislation. The bill requires the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to conduct a study on local SNAP incentive programs and make recommendations on how these programs can be expanded across the state.

May 30, 2019
in SNAP Incentives

Breaking News: Access to Healthy Food in Oklahoma!

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed SB 1065 into law, which includes $500,000 for the state’s Healthy Food Financing Incentives (HFFI) program.

May 29, 2019
in Healthy Food Access

Breaking News: Progress for CA Complete Streets!

Breaking News! Senate Bill 127, which will prioritize the creation of ‘complete streets,’ including safer and better designed sidewalks, bikeways, and crosswalks, on state highways that run through cities, towns, and neighborhoods passed out the Senate with a 28-9 bipartisan vote.

May 24, 2019
in Complete Streets

Supporting Healthy Kids and Communities Through Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School programs are proven to effectively increase walking and biking to school and improve attendance, health, and well-being. Studies show that Safe Routes to School programs increase walking and biking between 31 and 43 percent.

April 22, 2019
in Safe Routes

Water Bottle Filling Stations in Kentucky Schools!

Kentucky has become the first state to require water bottle filling stations for all newly constructed schools and school modernization projects!

April 22, 2019
in School Wellness