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Concurrent Resolution to Reduce Obesity In Utah



This resolution describes the growing problem of obesity in Utah and recognizes the need to support policies that promote increased access to healthy food and physical activity. ...

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Congressman Albio Sires of New Jersey Reintroduces the Urban Parks Bill



At the 111th Congress, a group of 132 Representatives co-sponsored the Urban Revitalization and Livable Communities Act along with 30 organizations who endorsed the legislation. If this legislation were to pass four federal grants to match local funds would be made available for the purpose of increasing the number of recreational facilities and promoting physical activity. ...

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Connect on Facebook with the AARP Puerto Rico Calles Completas (Complete Streets) Initiative



The Facebook page for AARP's Calles Completas Initiative. This site provides updates on the implementation of Complete Streets in Puerto Rico. Citizens of Puerto Rico are also encouraged to post pictures of their streets to this website. ...

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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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Colonias FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)



The Texas Secretary of State's webpage describing colonias and the challenges faced by residents living in these predominantly Hispanic neighborhoods. ...

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Coming Together: Translated



In this version of Coca-Cola's "Coming Together" ad, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) explains the reality behind Coca-Cola's deceptive anti-obesity ad. Although Coca-cola claims to be fighting obesity through it's anti-obesity campaigns, the truth is that its most popular drinks are one of the greatest sources of calories for ...

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Comment and debate: Reconsider penny-per-ounce soda tax



A pediatrician from Vermont argues that Vermont should reconsider the defeated soda tax. ...

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Communities Creating Healthy Environments to Combat Obesity: Preliminary Evaluation Findings From Two Case Studies



This document provides a framework for evaluating the strategies used by community organizations to bring about policy changes. The Community Coalition located in South Los Angeles (LA), CA, and La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) based out of Hidalgo County, Texas, both worked to bring about improvements to their communities. The Community Coalition worked to provide access to healthier foods, while LUPE worked to bring park improvements and street lights to Latinos, living in underserved areas. Both organizations were able to work with local officials for the redistribution of public resources, in order to advance their ...

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