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Newswise: Voters Pass Active Transportation Ballots in Big Move Forward
Released: 4-Jan-2017 1:05 PM EST
Voters Pass Active Transportation Ballots in Big Move Forward
Voices for Healthy Kids

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 to vote for change within their communities, giving their citizens the right to enjoy their city on foot, bicycle, skates, or any mode of active transportation they choose.

Released: 25-Oct-2016 2:05 PM EDT
Just Released: Voices for Healthy Kids 2016 Progress Report
Voices for Healthy Kids

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.”

Newswise: Escaping the Silos
Released: 19-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT
Escaping the Silos
Voices for Healthy Kids

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.

Newswise: Groundbreaking Conference Advances Native Health and Nutrition Policy Efforts
Released: 13-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT
Groundbreaking Conference Advances Native Health and Nutrition Policy Efforts
Voices for Healthy Kids

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.

Newswise: Providing Employees and Families’ Access to Healthier Choices
Released: 6-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT
Providing Employees and Families’ Access to Healthier Choices
Voices for Healthy Kids

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 property owned or leased by the City.

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4-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT
2016 Shape of the Nation
Voices for Healthy Kids

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 of states have adopted legislation, requirements or guidance for physical education programs, but most do not require a specific amount of instructional time and more than half allow exemptions, waivers, or substitutions.

Newswise: Groundbreaking Conference Planned to Expand
Health Policy Advocacy in Indian Country
26-Feb-2016 5:00 PM EST
Groundbreaking Conference Planned to Expand Health Policy Advocacy in Indian Country
Voices for Healthy Kids

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 Country.

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Released: 25-Feb-2016 5:05 PM EST
Mississippi Now Requires Nutritious Snacks in Schools
Voices for Healthy Kids

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.

Newswise: VOICES for Alabama’s Children and ADECA Announce Funding and New Partnerships to Implement Healthy Food Financing Program
Released: 19-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST
VOICES for Alabama’s Children and ADECA Announce Funding and New Partnerships to Implement Healthy Food Financing Program
Voices for Healthy Kids

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 Pathway Lending, a community development financial institution that will make loans more easily accessible for businesses in rural areas of the 37-county ARC region.

Newswise: Federal Guidelines Recommend Healthy Eating Patterns to Prevent Chronic Diseases
Released: 7-Jan-2016 4:05 PM EST
Federal Guidelines Recommend Healthy Eating Patterns to Prevent Chronic Diseases
Voices for Healthy Kids

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.


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