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Breaking News: CA Governor signs bill for healthier beverages in restaurant kids’ meals

California made history  by becoming the first state to ensure that water or milk comes standard with kids’ meals at all restaurants!

September 21, 2018
in Kids' Meals

Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative Funding

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed a bipartisan budget which included $1 million for the recapitalization of the Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative (FFFI).

July 23, 2018
in Healthy Food Access

Columbus, GA Complete Streets Progress!

Good news for those who live, work and visit Columbus, GA — the Columbus Consolidated Government Council recently passed critical amendments to their Complete Streets Policy!

July 8, 2018
in Bike Pedestrian

Grant Opportunity for Early Head Start/Head Start State Policy Campaigns

The goal of the grant opportunities within this initiative is to make effective strategic investments in ongoing state, local and tribal public policy issue campaigns in order to increase public policy impact on healthy weight and living among children.

July 8, 2018

Breaking down barriers to better Native American nutrition

Native leaders and advocates converged on Minneapolis for the first-ever Fertile Ground Leadership Institute.

June 21, 2018
in Healthy Food Access

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

Healthy Incentives Program Reinstated

On Monday, May 21, Gov. Charlie Baker granted the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) $2.15 million in supplemental funding to finish off its fiscal year, which will in turn help a successful Island Grown Initiative (IGI) program carry on its mission.

Martha's Vineyard Times

May 30, 2018
in SNAP Incentives

Gobi Announces Passage of Two Food Policy Initiatives

Senator Anne Gobi announced the passage of a pair of Senate budget initiatives targeted at increasing access to fresh, local foods. The two initiatives are the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) and Buy Local.


May 27, 2018
in SNAP Incentives