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American Heart Association executive wins coveted advocacy award

Jill Birnbaum, senior vice president of Field Advocacy Operations, American Heart Association, was among the champions of children’s health who took top honors at the 2018 National Forum Public Policy Awards presentation in Washington, D.C., this week.

October 25, 2018

Breaking News: Milwaukee Passes Complete Streets Policy

The City of Milwaukee has passed a complete streets policy that will help make streets safer for people walking, taking transit, biking or driving!

October 16, 2018
in Complete Streets

Heathier Kids’ Meals in Wilmington, Delaware!

BIG NEWS out of Delaware! The Wilmington City Council approved an ordinance that requires restaurants in the city to offer healthy beverages as the default drink included in kids’ meals sold at a single price.

October 11, 2018
in Kids' Meals

Voices for Healthy Kids at APHA 2018

Are you attending APHA 2018? So are we! Learn how you can connect with the Voices for Healthy Kids team…

October 9, 2018

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