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Complete Streets in Brunswick, GA

Congratulations, Brunswick, GA! Locals and visitors will have safer streets for transportation and recreation! Last week, the Mayor and City Commission passed Ordinance 1048, a Complete Streets policy to improve community health, while decreasing traffic congestion.

Voices for Healthy Kids

April 10, 2017
in Complete Streets

Progress in Idaho: House Bill 334 for Safe Routes to School

Idaho is taking steps to make the streets safer for all children. Last week, Rep. Janet Trujillo (R), Idaho Falls, introduced House Bill 334, during the second to last day of the legislative session as a companion piece to the major transportation bill the Legislature wanted to pass before adjournment (S 1206).

Voices for Healthy Kids

April 6, 2017

Health Equity: How specific will we get?

We have more advocates, champions, and partners than ever before, all holding the banner of Equity as we march forward. The question I have been asking myself lately is just how specific will we get?

Niiobli Armah IV

April 4, 2017

Do Healthy Lunches Improve Student Test Scores?

For more than a decade, standardized-test scores have been the dominant metric for measuring what public-school students know and are able to do. No Child Left Behind, the sweeping federal education law enacted in 2002, ushered in a new era of student testing and school compliance.

The Atlantic

March 22, 2017
in School Wellness

Wellness Committee forming in Marshalltown schools Marshalltown

Wellness is a vital part of the educational environment. Students can’t be expected to learn if they aren’t healthy and there are many studies out there that support a positive correlation between student wellness and learning. The Marshalltown Community School District hopes the establishment of a new district-wide Wellness Committee will help to encourage a culture of health and wellness within Marshalltown Schools and across the Marshalltown community.

Times-Republican

March 22, 2017
in School Wellness

Better Beverages for Kids in Perris, California

The Perris city council voted unanimously in favor of an ordinance that adds a chapter to their municipal code ‘establishing default beverages offered in children’s meals’ as healthy options. Their focus on sugary drinks is one of several efforts to address kids’ health issues.

Voices for Healthy Kids

March 16, 2017

Washington County school system updating wellness policies to meet federal rules

Washington County Public Schools officials are working through wellness policy updates to address a federal directive that aims to create a healthier school environment as the nation continues to look for ways to combat childhood obesity.

Herald-Mail Media

March 8, 2017
in School Wellness

Health Equity: The Uneasy Truth

Working to ensure a society in which all people can live a healthy life regardless of race, geography or socioeconomic status is a task that requires the participation of everyone.  Racial and ethnic health disparities exist across multiple health indicators that plague communities, the healthcare system and the nation.

Dr. Corey Wiggins

February 22, 2017

Atlanta Secures $166m for Safer Walking and Biking

Voters recently approved TSPLOST, a proposal that secured $166,790,304 for a variety of street, sidewalk and trail projects inside the city.

Voices for Healthy Kids

February 17, 2017

Creating Healthy Eating Opportunities for the Nation’s Native American Populations

The Lower Sioux Community is increasing access to healthier and more traditional foods to reduce some of the diet-related health impacts many tribal members are experiencing.

Voices for Healthy Kids

January 25, 2017