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CicLAvia New Route Announced



A new CicLAvia route will be opened for the April 21, 2013 CicLAvia. The new route will be about 15 miles long and extend the course to the beach. ...

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CLOCC Blueprint



The Consotrium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children, CLOCC, released this blueprint in hopes to create a healthier generation of children in ...

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‘Cobb school blazes trail in promoting students’ health’



Georgia is currently ranked number 2 in the nation for childhood obesity--but thanks to parents like Natalie Rogers and school principals like Martha Whalen, students at Sope Creek elementary now receive an extra 20-30 minutes of physical activity, everyday before beginning with their academic coursework. Rogers, a fitness enthusiast, worked together with the school's P.E. teacher to create cardio routines for the students. The program is not madatory but the added minutes of physical activity has helped to improve students' attention spans and students now take less time to complete their work. Rogers also worked to improve to the school's lunch menu. The additional physical activity time at Sope Creek is an example of a low cost program, that is not difficult to implement. Therefore, ...

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California After School Physical Activity (CASPA) Guidelines



The CASPA Guidelines were developed as a result of Education Code Section 8484.8, which required the California Department of Education (CDE) to develop voluntary after school physical activity guidelines for CDE-funded after school programs. The CASPA guidelines feature 10 main guidelines, which each detail ways that these these recommendations can be followed. See the CASPA guidelines here. ...

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California Complete Streets Act of 2008



The complete text to the California Complete Streets Act of ...

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Call to Action: Stop the Marketing of Junk Food to Kids



A call to action asking the federal government to create restrictions for how food is advertised to children. ...

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CAN DO Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities Assessment



This document provides an overview of the Magnolia Park neighborhood in Houston and an assessment of the situation at Briscoe elementary. In February 2010, 49 children were enrolled in the Bus to Mason Park program. Although the park is not far from the school, train tracks in the area pose a hazard to children. /SALUDcontent/Can Do Information ...

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CAN DO Services Contract



This is an example of a 1 year services contract between HISD and CAN DO Houston. CAN DO Houston agreed to provide fitness equipment, train teachers to incorporate physical activity into their classrooms, and to provide assistance with after school programs in partnership with Mason Park. HISD agreed to provide bus transportation from Briscoe Elementary School to Mason Park and to lend space to host health trainings at local campuses. Agreements like this demonstrate the value of partnerships, and how school districts can work to increase physical activity opportunities for children during after school hours. /SALUDcontent/Can Do Information ...

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Best Practices Tool Kit for Shared Use Agreements in Mississippi



The Mississippi Department of Education's Office of Healthy Schools developed and released a best practices toolkit for shared use agreements on July 1, 2012, under mandate by HB 540. This toolkit provides an overview of what shared use agreements are, a checklist of resources needed to create a joint use agreement, an explanation of liability protections, model joint use agreements, potential shared use partners, funding opportunities, and a list of schools in Mississippi that had shared use agreements in place as of July, 1, ...

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