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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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Articles by Rosalie Aguilar-Santos

“School Lunch Success in Austin, TX”

Whole Foods grocery store highlights the great work being down in AISD to promote healthy eating among students, including the success of the national nutrition program, ...

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“SF Continues to Explore More Permanent Sunday Streets in 2012”

In 2012, San Francisco hosted a total of 10 Sunday Street events. ...

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“Small Footprints, Big Impact: How to Make a Million Dollars Stretch across Center City”

Josh Levine, a lifestyle business owner and downtown San Antonio resident, writes about how small grocery stores incorporated into the fabric of San Antonio's downtown will be what encourages growth and brings the best quality of life to all residents, regardless of income. He advocates for providing accessible, affordable, and healthy food options to the long-time San Antonio downtown residents directly in their neighborhoods. He points to the Southtown Community Garden as a great example of this type of ...

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“Soda Tax Discussed by Lawmakers”

Law makers in Hawaii are considering placing a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary ...

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“Soda Tax in California? Poll Reveals Voters are Receptive”

With soda tax legislation introduced in California, the poll that found voters receptive to a soda tax as long as the money goes to fight childhood obesity takes on a new relevancy. ...

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“Soda Tax is Among 2,189 Bills Introduced by California Lawmakers”

More news about the soda tax introduced in California in ...

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“Steps to Health: Schools go for Healthier Options”

In San Antonio, many schools have gone the extra mile to kick junk food off their campuses. Swapping selling tubs of cookie dough for selling chances at pelting teachers with water balloons and other non food related activities, schools in the area are revamping the way they fund-raise. ...

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“Stop Bringing Cupcakes to School”

This article highlights the abundance of unhealthy snacks in schools and offers tips on how parents can keep their child's school day healthy. The article also highlights national legislation that affects school nutrition and what those regulations mean practically for teachers and ...

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“Study calls for daily PE classes”

Schools like Red Hawk elementary in Erie Colorado are working to improve physical activity standards for children by starting programs like the All-School Movement Program. This program provides children with a 20 minute morning physical activity break, a 10-20 minute afternoon break, 20 minutes of daily recess, and 45 minutes of physical education at least twice a week. Although the school has already received an award for the success of their physical activity program, the school plans on finding additional ways to incorporate physical activity into students' daily lessons. ...

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