“Healthy at H-E-B Community Challenge: Making the Most of Your Community Assets”



Not only did the Healthy at H-E-B Community Challenge inspire leaders to engage their community in becoming more active, but it also allowed participants an opportunity to determine what natural resources for physical activity exist in their community. ...

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“Health is Academic”



This slideshow presentation describes how the use of resources can maximized through partnerships and joint use agreements. ...

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“Health is a Choice: Making a Difference in Our Schools”



Highlights Desert Sands Unified School District (DSUSD) and Palm Springs Unified School District in their efforts in using school time to help reduce childhood obesity. ...

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“Groups: Facebook space for preteens must protect privacy, be ad-free and marketing-free”



The Center for Digital Democracy put out this news release asking Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to place stronger safeguards against ads if the group intends to open up the social network site to children under the age of 13. ...

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“Groups Fight to Save a Generation from Obesity”



Highlights efforts in California's Coachella Valley of various groups, including the school districts in the area, to reduce childhood ...

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“Grassroots campaign pays off for cycling advocate”



Securing bike lanes for a transportation project may not seem like an easy task, especially after plans excluding such lanes are developed. Still, upon finding out that plans for a new bridge in Georgia did not include bike lanes, Joe Seconder of Atlanta decided to contact other advocates and members of the Georgia Department of Transportation. Through describing the need for bike lanes to planners, Seconder a representative of Georgia Bikes!, was able to convince the state department of transportation to include not only one, but two bike lanes as part of the bridge's infrastructure. ...

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“Glendale 5th-Graders Help Fight Childhood Obesity with Policies”



News article describing how a healthy school project turned everyday students into health advocates. ...

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“FTC Updates Report on Food Marketing to Children”



According to an update from the Rudd Radar, food companies have begun to shift their focus from younger children to tweens and teen. According to the December 2012 FTC report, "Review of Food Marketing to Children & Adolescents" spending on food marketing towards this age group increased between 2006-2009. ...

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“From Policy to Pavement: Implementing Complete Streets in the San Diego Region”



This report makes the case for local Complete Streets policies in the San Diego region and explains how local governments can overcome barriers to implementing such policies. ...

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