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Voters Pass Active Transportation Ballots in Big Move Forward

Raise your hand if you want children to be more active! What about the opportunity to access safer sidewalks and cycle paths so they can ride or walk to school? Americans in cities across the country all raised their hands this last election cycle...
4-Jan-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Just Released: Voices for Healthy Kids 2016 Progress Report

Voices for Healthy Kids, a joint initiative of the American Heart Association and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has released “Building a Culture of Health for All Children: 2016 Progress Report.”
25-Oct-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Escaping the Silos

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and American Heart Association join forces to improve health outcomes in Indian Country with Fertile Ground II: Growing the Seeds of Native Health.
19-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Groundbreaking Conference Advances Native Health and Nutrition Policy Efforts

Advocates focused on determining meaningful steps to increase policy efforts related to improved nutrition, greater access to healthy foods, enhanced food sovereignty, and better health outcomes in Indian Country.
13-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Providing Employees and Families’ Access to Healthier Choices

The City of Springdale is the first city in Arkansas to have a mandate endorsed by the American Heart Association that implements evidence-based nutrition standards for healthier food and beverages in vending machines provided in buildings and...
6-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

2016 Shape of the Nation

The 2016 Shape of the Nation™ provides a current picture of physical education in each state across the country. The 2016 survey and state policy analysis finds areas of both improvement and decline since the 2012 Shape of the Nation. A majority...
4-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Groundbreaking Conference Planned to Expand Health Policy Advocacy in Indian Country

May 2-4, 2016: “Fertile Ground II: Growing the Seeds for Native American Health” will feature Native American leaders, Native youth advocates, and national philanthropic organizations developing solutions to address the health crisis in Indian...
26-Feb-2016 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Mississippi Now Requires Nutritious Snacks in Schools

The Mississippi Department of Education voted on Thursday, February 18, 2016 to adopt Smart Snack standards, ensuring all public school students have healthy options beyond what is provided in the School Meal Program.
25-Feb-2016 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Colorado Sets Young Children Up for Healthy Futures

Jill Birnbaum, Executive Director of Voices for Healthy Kids, issued the following statement on the progress made in Colorado to ensure all children grow up at a healthy weight by issuing new rules on nutrition, physical activity and screen time in...
10-Dec-2015 3:05 PM EST


@NancyatHeart CEO @American_Heart on #obesity stats, #racial gaps from @CDCgov

13-Nov-2015 4:05 PM EST

School nutrition policy expert available on CDC report #healthyschools

28-Aug-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Expert on Native American Food Access, Health Disparities, and the Pathways to Healthy Native American Communities

Report Commissioned by the American Heart Association Calls for Mobilization of Tribal Leaders and Key Partners to Bring Healthy Food Access to Native American Communities
9-Jul-2015 3:05 PM EDT

@NancyatHeart on Pledging Support: Growing Up at a Healthy Weight Requires a National Movement

5-Feb-2015 12:00 PM EST

Added Sugars Just Add to Your Risk of Dying From Heart Disease. Available Expert Dr. Rachel Johnson

29-Jan-2015 5:00 PM EST


BREAKING: Ohio passes bill to allow "shared use" of school facilities

Ohio lawmakers made it easier for schools to open their gymnasiums, pools, playgrounds, running track, athletic fields and other facilities to public use during non-school hours by passing legislation Wednesday that clarifies liability issues.
17-Dec-2014 9:00 PM EST

Ready to Help Your Family Get Healthy? Take the EmpowerMEnt Challenge!

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and to help raise awareness with families across the country, the American Heart Association (AHA) has an easy and fun way to help you with the No. 1 health concern among parents – childhood...
22-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT

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