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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

Maryland Children to Benefit from New Nutrition Standards


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

Unlocking the Gates at Arizona Schools

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

Study Suggests Obesity Disparities Among Races Is Poorly Understood


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 Has Heart Attack, Reinforcing Health Needs of Native American Youth

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

(Un)Healthy Food Marketing to Kids in Schools


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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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

New Website: How to Grow a Healthy Change for Latino Kids in Your Area and Beyond

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

How Food Choices and Advertising Impact Heart Health

5-Jan-2014 2:00 PM EST

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