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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

VOICES for Alabama’s Children and ADECA Announce Funding and New Partnerships to Implement Healthy Food Financing Program


ADECA Director Jim Byard Jr. announced Thursday that Gov. Robert Bentley has reserved $400,000 through the Appalachian Regional Commission - one of ADECA’s federal partner programs that covers 37 north Alabama counties - for a partnership with...
19-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Federal Guidelines Recommend Healthy Eating Patterns to Prevent Chronic Diseases


New federal dietary guidelines announced on Thursday for the first time recommend Americans eat far less sugar and focus on a day-to-day pattern of eating a variety of nutritious, balanced foods.
7-Jan-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Report Offers State-by-State View of Obesity Across Indian Country


According to data released by the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention, and analyzed in the annual State of Obesity report by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, in Arizona, North Carolina and New...
15-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Healthier Vending Now in Baltimore, Maryland


What you need to know about how healthy vending machines sell more of the better-for-you foods and beverages—lower in fat, sodium, sugars and calories.
11-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

National Philanthropic Roundtable on Native American Nutrition Deemed an “Historic, Breakthrough Moment”

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) convened representatives from 41 national philanthropic organizations last week in Minneapolis. Participants focused on the grave problem of Native American...
26-Oct-2015 8:50 AM EDT 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 bit.ly/1Uhtym9 #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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