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The State of Preemption

Many policies that help make communities healthier start locally. But what if your state lawmakers suddenly passed legislation that took away the ability of community members, city councils, school districts, and counties to help prevent heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes? Some states have already passed laws that stop, limit, or discourage local communities from enacting commonsense policy solutions that help create healthier environments.

April 10, 2019

Breaking News: Progress for NYC Kids’ Meals

The New York City Council voted to advance the NYC Healthy Kids Meals Bill, making water, milk and 100% fruit juice the standard drink with kids’ meals.

March 28, 2019
in Kids' Meals

First Nations Development Institute

March 21, 2019

Lorain County Head Start earns ‘quality-affirming’ federal review

Lorain County Community Action Agency is celebrating a quality-affirming” federal review of its Head Start program.

The Morning Journal

March 7, 2019
in Head Start

Head Start lunch promotes positive male role models

Too many children enrolled in the Head Start program in Cole County don’t have male role models. And too few men volunteer to participate in activities at the Cole East Head Start program, spearheaded by Central Missouri Community Action.

News Tribune

March 6, 2019
in Head Start

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

Cleaner Classrooms and Rising Scores: With Tighter Oversight, Head Start Shows Gains

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — When federal officials inspected this city’s Head Start program five years ago, they found moldy classrooms, exposed wires, leaking sewage, a sagging roof and trash-strewn playgrounds littered with safety hazards. A teacher had jerked a student so hard she dislocated the girl’s shoulder.

The New York Times

February 4, 2019
in Head Start

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