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Report Urges More Tribal Control Over Food Systems


The way food is produced, accessed and funded on tribal lands must be overhauled to combat the obesity and diabetes epidemics plaguing Native Americans, according to a report released Thursday.
9-Jul-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Alabama’s New Grocery Access Program

The following statement from Jill Birnbaum, Executive Director, Voices for Healthy Kids in support of a new financing program established in Alabama to support access to healthier foods. Governor Robert Bentley held a ceremonial signing of the...
1-Jul-2015 4:45 PM EDT

Iowa's "Sledding" Bill Signed into Law


Supporters of a bill known both as “Community Use” and “The Sledding” Bill gathered today in Gov. Terry Branstad’s office to witness the signing of the bill into law.
1-Apr-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Foundation Commits $500 Million Toward Kids' Healthy Weight


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation doubles its commitment toward reversing childhood obesity. [Original content available at www.heart.org and may be reproduced in whole or part without permission as long as you do not alter the text used and...
5-Feb-2015 3:15 PM EST

Taking It to the Streets


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21-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

Nevada Shows National Leadership in School Nutrition


Nevada now leads the nation when it comes to ensuring children are not bombarded with junk foods and junk food marketing on school property.
14-Oct-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Parents Support Healthier School Food Policies by 3-to-1 Margin


The vast majority of parents of school-age children support strong national nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold to students during school, according to a poll released today by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Robert Wood Johnson...
8-Sep-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Schools Ahead of the Curve on Federal Nutrition Standards

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

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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

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

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