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New funding opportunities for nutrition policy in Native American communities

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) and Voices for Healthy Kids are teaming up to support innovative nutrition-based, health-focused advocacy efforts in Native American communities with the creation of a $200,000 grant program.

November 14, 2017
in Healthy Food Access

Walking & Bicycling Ballot Measures Win Big on Election Day!

Election Day brought a number of successes to make walking and bicycling safer for millions in cities and counties in Colorado, Texas, Georgia, and Florida.

November 14, 2017
in Bike Pedestrian

North Carolina’s New ECE Nutrition and Physical Activity Standards

The Tar Heel State has adopted nutrition, physical activity, and screen time standards for both center and home-based Early Care and Education (ECE) providers!

October 30, 2017
in Early Care

CA School Marketing Bill Signed by Jerry Brown

Assembly Bill 841 prohibits the marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages on school campuses during the school day, as defined by the USDA within the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, and will impact over six million Californian students.

October 25, 2017
in Junk Food Marketing

Breaking News: Healthier Drinks in Lafayette, CO kids’ meals!

The Lafayette City Council approved Ordinance 40 that requires all restaurants that have kids’ meals to only offer healthier beverages.

October 20, 2017
in Kids' Meals

Safer Streets Progress in Oklahoma City!

The Council approved three proposals to present to voters, with two of them addressing bicycle and walking improvements that will increase access and opportunities for physical activity across the city.

September 13, 2017
in Bike Pedestrian

Walking and Biking Progress in Santa Clara County, CA

The Santa Clara County recently passed Measure B, a transformative, innovative, and comprehensive transportation improvement plan that will invest millions to expand county efforts to support transportation projects and services

September 12, 2017

Governor Baker Signs Budget – Massachusetts Food Trust is Funded!

Governor Baker has signed the FY18 State Operating Budget, which includes $100,000 to support the operating costs of implementing the Massachusetts Food Trust program.

August 7, 2017
in Healthy Food Access

Breaking: County Executive Signs Healthy Vending Bill in Prince George’s County, MD

Breaking news coming out of Prince George’s County—County Executive Rushern L. Baker III has signed a bill aimed at expanding access to healthier foods and beverages in vending machines on County property!

August 3, 2017
in Procurement

Alabama’s Healthy Food Financing Progress

More than 1.8 million Alabamians, including nearly half-a-million children, live in areas with limited access to grocers and other fresh food retailers. But that is changing with recent progress in funding the Alabama Healthy Food Financing Program!

July 12, 2017
in Healthy Food Access