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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

“Quest to open public school playgrounds in Manatee has scored some successes”

Manatee County Commissioner Michael Gallen has been proactive about finding safe places of recreation for the community to use during after school hours. So far two schools, Tillman Elementary, and Lincoln Middle School have agreed to allow their school grounds to be used during after school hours. Gallen hopes that the County of Manatee will be able obtain a grant from the Manatee County Healthy Department so that more school playgrounds can be opened during nonschool hours. He also hopes that incentives for schools participating in joint use agreements would be made available through the ...

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“New poll shows support for Haley food stamp proposal to help curb obesity”

A new Winthrop University poll, which included responses from more than 1,069 residents in early April, shows 59.5 percent of those interviewed said they strongly or somewhat favor forbidding Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, recipients from buying unhealthy foods with the food ...

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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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“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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“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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“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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“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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