Thousands of schools around the country already are finding new ways of providing “smart” snacks for students – well in advance of updated federal nutrition standards that begin this year. More than 200,000 parents, education leaders and...
19-May-2014 12:00 PM EDT
Tens of thousands of Maryland children who attend licensed child care centers will enjoy healthier drink choices and activities starting next year, thanks to a bill passed by the Maryland General Assembly and signed today by Governor Martin...
12-May-2014 4:00 PM EDT
Health and learning are integrally linked. Kids who are physically active learn better and schools play a critical link in community-wide efforts to promote life-long health through shared use agreements that help schools provide access to their...
9-May-2014 12:00 PM EDT
A new study suggests the reasons for disparities in obesity rates between African-American and white women are far more complex than the usual go-to culprits of socioeconomics, fruit and vegetable intake, and exercise.
30-Apr-2014 2:00 PM EDT
Notah Begay III, four-time PGA Tour Winner, golf analyst and founder of the Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation suffered a heart attack last week in Dallas. He received a stent to unblock his right coronary artery and is expected to make a full...
29-Apr-2014 4:00 PM EDT
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed some changes to food marketing in schools. Basically, if a food or drink doesn’t meet the nutrition standards to be sold in schools, it shouldn’t be marketed there, either.
25-Apr-2014 9:00 AM EDT
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18-Apr-2014 10:00 AM EDT
“While we would like to say that signs of progress are clear across the country in the fight to decrease obesity rates, the only clear sign is that there is more work to be done,” said Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association. “While...
7-Apr-2014 8:10 PM EDT
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
New Study Predicts Sugary Drink Taxes Reduce Caloric Intake! Dr. Rachel Johnson @Voices4hk Spokesperson Comments
3-Jun-2014 2:00 PM EDT
@Nancyatheart @Heartnews Calls on Leaders to Set Aggressive Goals for Culture of Health @Voices4hk #Childhoodobesity
7-Apr-2014 4:55 PM EDT
Advocate Challenges Parents to Voice Support to End Junk Food Marketing in Schools @Voices4HK #letsmove
26-Feb-2014 10:00 AM EST
Salud America! Growing Healthy Change:
The new website is a first-of-its-kind clearinghouse of Latino-focused resources and stories to promote changes—healthier marketing, improved access to healthy food, and physical activity options—for...
3-Feb-2014 3:00 PM EST
Parents Should Voice Their Concerns with Food Marketing in Schools, Says Voices for Healthy Kids Advocate
13-Jan-2014 1:00 PM EST
5-Jan-2014 2:00 PM EST
Healthy Drinks to Smart School Foods--Nutrition Expert Available to Discuss Sugary Beverages or Foods Sold in Schools
2-Jan-2014 5:00 PM EST