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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

“Civic participation continues in colonia Muñiz”

Initially funds for projects like public lighting in the community were unavailable to colonias in precinct 4. Now, because Commissioner Joel Palacios decided to use engineers already working with the county rather than contracting work, the precinct was able to create a source of funding to provide solar lighting for colonias. ...

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“Congressional letter writing campaign helps torpedo voluntary food marketing guidelines for kids”

This article describes how voluntary guidelines for nutrition standards on food marketed to children were denied by Congress. ...

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“CLOCC Work: Fighting Childhood Obesity With Safer Streets”


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“CPS Snack Policy Bans Sweets, Energy Drinks”

NBC Chicago reports on the new Chicago Public School policy aimed at reducing unhealthy foods in ...

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Factsheet: Complete Streets & Active Transportation for Individuals of all Ages and Abilities

The American Public Health Association's (APHA) factsheet describing Complete Streets and examples of complete street policies that have been ...

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Cutting Calories is Good Business for Restaurants, Study Says

Hank Cardello, lead author of the "Key Findings of the Lower Calorie Foods Report" from the Hudson Institute explains some of the findings from the report. Cardello, a former executive of Coca-Cola and General Mills, found that more lower calorie offerings were offered at fast-food restaurants compared to sit down restaurants. The report provided findings from restaurants such as McDonald's, Taco Bell, Olive Garden, and Outback. Read more about ...

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“Cycling Touches Everyone”

Robin Stallings the Executive Director of BikeTexas and local BikeTexas outreach coordinators Joyce Cunningham and Fernando Martinez, met with Mayor Debra McCartt of Amarillo, Texas to discuss how to introduce bike lanes to the community. Mayor McCartt discussed her vision to make Amarillo a bike friendly community and Larry Offerdahl, Director of Parks and Recreation, discussed the city's Hike and Bike Master Plan. The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program had been approved by the Amarillo Independent School District (AISD) board one month prior to this meeting. AISD Program Director Denise Blanchard, a key supporter of SRTS, helped make the program a reality for AISD ...

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“Chicago Announces Strategy to Improve 300 Parks and Playgrounds”

Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago has announced a plan to improve 300 of the cities parks, with the goal of providing every Chicagoan with a park no further than a 10 minute walking distance from where they live. ...

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“Children’s apps: Privacy traps?”

Parents are in support of updates to COPPA which would increase restrictions on how mobile apps are used to provide food marketers with information about children. These updates to COPPA would help protect privacy information of children under the age of 13. ...

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