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Bill Number 843



The summary, actions, and full text of H.B. 843 that would, among other things, tax sugary drinks in the state of New ...

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Bill Would Eliminate Junk Food from SC School Vending Machines and Lunches



News article from South Carolina about the proposed bill that will eliminate "junk food" that meets a certain criteria from lunch rooms and vending machines, along with regulating the beverages for purchase, during school ...

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Bill Status of HB 4121



Webpage on the Illinois State government page that has all the information on the status and history of HB ...

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CATCH Success in El Paso, TX



Latino children who are overweight or obese are at a greater risk for developing type II diabetes. In communities where fast food is readily available and where a sedentary lifestyle is commonplace, children can benefit from evidence based programs such as CATCH. Parents, teachers, and students attending Glen Cove elementary in El Paso, Texas describe how the CATCH program has helped them lead healthier lifestyles. ...

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BMI Reports 2012-2013



This report takes a look at the Body Mass index (BMI) of 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade children living in Spartanburg. In all three of these grade levels, Hispanic children were more likely to be overweight or obese compared to all other race groups. ...

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BREAKING: USDA Issues Proposed Rules for School “Competitive Food” and My Analysis



Bettina Elias Siegel of The Lunch Tray school food blog gives her spin on the new proposed competitive food standards, as well as how she believes big food business will try to get around ...

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Building a Special Park in South L.A.



What started out as a small community effort to clean up a neighborhood, has now evolved into a project which will not only lead to the development of a unique, self-sustaining park, but also to water conservation. The project, which is set to cost $1.3 million, will implement Best Management Practices and the Liberty Hill Foundation has agreed to contribute funds towards the project. ...

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Built Environment Policy for Physical Activity in Mexican-American Children



This research brief provides policy recommendations for improving the built environment, to support physical activity (PA) among low-income Mexican-American children and their families in 14 colonias in Hidalgo County, ...

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ASLA Supports Urban Parks Legislation



The American Society of Landscapte Architects (ASLA), an active member of the Urban Parks Coalition, is working closely with Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ) and Sen Hagan to pass the Community Parks Revitalization Act. ...

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