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Breaking News: Access to Healthy Food in Oklahoma!

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed SB 1065 into law, which includes $500,000 for the state’s Healthy Food Financing Incentives (HFFI) program.

May 29, 2019
in Healthy Food Access

Breaking News: Progress for CA Complete Streets!

Breaking News! Senate Bill 127, which will prioritize the creation of ‘complete streets,’ including safer and better designed sidewalks, bikeways, and crosswalks, on state highways that run through cities, towns, and neighborhoods passed out the Senate with a 28-9 bipartisan vote.

May 24, 2019
in Complete Streets

Supporting Healthy Kids and Communities Through Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School programs are proven to effectively increase walking and biking to school and improve attendance, health, and well-being. Studies show that Safe Routes to School programs increase walking and biking between 31 and 43 percent.

April 22, 2019
in Safe Routes

Water Bottle Filling Stations in Kentucky Schools!

Kentucky has become the first state to require water bottle filling stations for all newly constructed schools and school modernization projects!

April 22, 2019
in School Wellness

Breaking News: Progress for Kids’ Meals in Hawaii

The Hawaii Senate has passed S.B. 549, a bill that promotes healthy meal options for children.

April 18, 2019
in Kids' Meals

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