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#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

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