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Active Living Plan for a Healthier San Antonio



Check out the city of San Antonio's Active Living Plan here! This plan, which is modeled after the National Physical Activity Plan, is one of the first local level plans ever developed to encourage citizens to engage in various forms of physical activity. Learn more about the process that went into developing this plan from this slideshow presentation, presented by Laura Esparza, of the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR), at the 2014 Active Living ...

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2013 Legislative Priorities for United Way Dallas



During 2013 Texas Legislative Session, United Way Dallas will lobby for improvements to policies in the areas of education, income, and health. Childhood obesity prevention is a top health priority for United Way Dallas who plans on supporting policies that would protect annual FITNESSGRAM testing as well as health and physical education programs. United Way also supports increased access to nutritious school meals and reduction of barriers for community gardens. To support United Way Dallas in any of these policies, advocates can sign up here. ...

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“Vulnerable road user ordinance takes effect today”



The Vulnerable Road User Ordinance was passed on Dec. 7 and aims at protecting people other than motorists who use public ...

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“Walk and Talk Health with Medical Professionals”



Salud al Pasito will be hosting it's 1st community walk--free of charge--on Saturday, February 16, 2013. Events will include, stretches, healthy snacks, health tables, a guest speaker, and an outdoor ...

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2012 San Antonio Sports Fit Family Challenge presented by Superior Health Plan



This video provides an overview of some of the events that took place through the 2012 San Antonio Sports Fit Family Challenge. Individuals who could not normally afford personal trainers or gym memberships were grateful for the opportunity to participate in this ...

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Blog Post: What is Green Justice?



Hispanic and African America residents from underserved communities of Southern California are less likely to have easy access to parks. According to Robert Garcia, an attorney and Director of The City Project in California, because not everyone has equal access to parks in California, this is a civil rights issue. To learn more about what green space means to minorities living in Southern California, read Garcia's blog post entitled, What is Green ...

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A 2012 Factsheet of The Healthy Zone Recognition Program



This document provides an overview of the Healthy Zone program. By 2013, the program hopes to impact more than 32 schools and 17,000 students in the Dallas area. In the past the Healthy Zone Recognition Program has encouraged schools to adopt and implement plans like the "Education, Eating Right and Exercising Plan" at McKinney ISD. ...

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“Why Attack Snack Foods in Schools?”



Blog post in support of the new competitive foods regulation. ...

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“Why Do Stars Thing It’s O.K. to Sell Soda?”



The New York Times columnist Mark Bittman gives his opinion on Beyonce's recent deal with Pepsi in light of her engagement in Let's Move! and reflects on other celebrities who have endorsed sugary ...

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