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Rosalie Aguilar-Santos

Rosalie Aguilar Santos, MS, is Salud America!'s national project coordinator. She is passionate about nutrition, physical activity, and opportunities to engage communities in advocacy actions to promote Latino childhood health.

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A 2012 Factsheet of The Healthy Zone Recognition Program

This document provides an overview of the Healthy Zone program. By 2013, the program hopes to impact more than 32 schools and 17,000 students in the Dallas area. In the past the Healthy Zone Recognition Program has encouraged schools to adopt and implement plans like the "Education, Eating Right and Exercising Plan" at McKinney ISD. ...

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“Vulnerable road user ordinance takes effect today”

The Vulnerable Road User Ordinance was passed on Dec. 7 and aims at protecting people other than motorists who use public ...

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“Walk and Talk Health with Medical Professionals”

Salud al Pasito will be hosting it's 1st community walk--free of charge--on Saturday, February 16, 2013. Events will include, stretches, healthy snacks, health tables, a guest speaker, and an outdoor ...

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Blog Post: What is Green Justice?

Hispanic and African America residents from underserved communities of Southern California are less likely to have easy access to parks. According to Robert Garcia, an attorney and Director of The City Project in California, because not everyone has equal access to parks in California, this is a civil rights issue. To learn more about what green space means to minorities living in Southern California, read Garcia's blog post entitled, What is Green ...

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“Why Attack Snack Foods in Schools?”

Blog post in support of the new competitive foods regulation. ...

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“Why Do Stars Thing It’s O.K. to Sell Soda?”

The New York Times columnist Mark Bittman gives his opinion on Beyonce's recent deal with Pepsi in light of her engagement in Let's Move! and reflects on other celebrities who have endorsed sugary ...

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“With LUPE, Colonia La Piñata Taking Steps Toward a Better Quality of Life”

LUPE assisted colonia residents in bringing Precinct 1 Commissioner Joel Quintanilla to the La Piñata neighborhood, to promote awareness of their living situations. The commissioner stated that there were not enough funds and that it would take $120 million to aid all 400 colonias in his precinct. Also, because the colonia has a private owner, the commissioner mentioned that he did not have the authority to fund better streets and lights. ...

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“Working Together to Give Children a Healthy Start: Jovita Flores’ White House Champions of Change Blog”

Jovita Flores realized that childhood obesity was a real problem in her community. Read about what Flores did to create change in her community. ...

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“WV Senate adopts suggestions for Complete Streets Program”

West Virginia SB 158 would create a 16-member Complete Streets Advisory Board and encourage future projects to use Complete Streets. ...

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