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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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Video: California Forever-Parks for the Future

Robert Garcia of The City Project discusses why parks are important to California in this video, California Forever: Parks for the Future. Garcia emphasizes that all residents living in California deserve the right to see green space in their ...

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“Calles Completas” (P. del S. 1857) (in Spanish)

The complete text to Puerto Rico's Complete Streets Policy, "Proyecto del Senado 1857 (P. del S. 1857)," approved in December of 2010, and filed into law as Ley Num. 201. ...

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“Can Laws Against Junk Food in Schools Rein in Child Obesity?”

Study found that students at schools with a more regulated food service program gained less weight than students at schools that had fewer ...

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“Carrot Juice Instead Of Coke? USDA Proposes New School Snack Rules”

NPR's take on the proposed USDA snack guidelines. ...

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” Local students encouraged to join Mayor’s Fitness Council Student Ambassador Program”

The Student Ambassador Program, a new initiative of the San Antonio Mayor's Fitness Council, will elect 35 students grades 5-12, to represent the county during the 2012-2013 school ...

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“32 Mesquite ISD Schools Awarded for Healthier Lunches”

An article recognizing the Mesquite school district for making school lunches ...

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“A Fit Family With Help from the School”

Christine Sinatra, mom to a kindergartner attending an Austin Independent School District school, talks about how brain breaks and FitnessGram help to create a healthy learning environment for children. In this blog she asks parents to support her quest for keeping FitnessGram in Schools. ...

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“Active Video Games Can Battle Childhood Obesity”

Although video games are often viewed in a negative context, for possibly keeping kids from participating in physical activity, researchers from George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services in Washington, D.C., are finding that active video games may provide a new avenue for kids to participate in physical activity. Already many schools have begun to use interactive video games as part of their curriculum. ...

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“Advocacy Works! GDOT Adopts Complete Streets Policy”

This blog recounts the story of how bike advocates pushed for the development of a Complete Streets Policy in Georgia. Interestingly, some officials working with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) were under the impression that a Complete Streets Policy was already in place. It took the efforts of bike advocates to create awareness that such a policy did not in fact exist. Soon GDOT created a task force to create a Complete Streets Policy and on September 20, 2012 the policy was enacted. ...

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