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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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“Revolution Foods In San Francisco: Public School Students To Receive Healthier Meals”

Nationally recognized Revolution Foods will now be proving lunch for students in San Francisco Public Schools. Revolution Foods prides itself on serving high-quality, "never frozen" products with an emphasis on ...

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“Riding on safety: S.A. bicyclists make a stand on dangers”

On the morning of October 29, 2012 cyclists gathered for a 20 mile ride to honor Monica Caban, a local triathelete, who was seriously injured after being hit by a car, while riding her bike. Although, San Antonio passed a Safe Passing Ordinance in 2010, 10 fatal bike accidents occurred during that time, and the law had only been enforced six times. The Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) says that despite the increase in people biking, change has been slow for the city of San Antonio. ...

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San Antonio Joins Lists of Fit Cities

After being classified as on of the fattest cities in 2010. San Antonio starts to make progress in becoming one of the nation's fittest cities, according to Men's Health and Men's Fitness magazine. This announcement comes after having several initiatives--including the implementation of a Complete Streets Policy--underway to improve active living and access to healthy foods. Read more about this ...

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“MO Project 1 Winner: What We See in Santa Ana”

Young advocates received an award for their submission to the MO Project video contest. This video demonstrates many of the environmental factors which contribute to Latino childhood obesity. ...

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“Mueller neighborhood continues to grow “

In the east central area of Austin, what once use to be the Robert Mueller Municipal Airport, has now become a popular neighborhood designed to promote walking and active living. The community which lays on 700 acres of land features more than 140 acres of park space and an easy to reach farmers market. At completion the Mueller community will contain more than 5,700 homes and of these, 25% will belong to the affordable housing program. ...

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“Lunch Line Redesign”

AISD superintendent Meria Carstarphen's blog post about how AISD is redesigning lunch lines in hopes to encourage students to make healthier food ...

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“LUPE Members Push Forward Campaign for Public Lighting in Precinct 3 Colonias”

Six colonias received funds from a federal grant for 32 solar powered lights and light posts. Unfortunately, money to install these lights was still needed. After a hearing at the Commissioners Court, where colonia residents spoke, the commission approved the $24,000 needed for installation. ...

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“Make the Move… 2010-11 National Implementation of the U.S. Physical Activity Plan”

This document provides an overview of policies presented at the 111th Congress, aimed at increasing levels of physical activity. ...

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“Making El Paso’s streets safe for active transportation with the Vulnerable Road User Ordinance”

Residents of the El Chamizal neighborhood in El Paso, Texas, part of the Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities program can now enjoy safer roads thanks to a Vulnerable Road User Ordinance. Learn more about this change here. ...

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