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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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“With LUPE, Colonia La Piñata Taking Steps Toward a Better Quality of Life”



LUPE assisted colonia residents in bringing Precinct 1 Commissioner Joel Quintanilla to the La Piñata neighborhood, to promote awareness of their living situations. The commissioner stated that there were not enough funds and that it would take $120 million to aid all 400 colonias in his precinct. Also, because the colonia has a private owner, the commissioner mentioned that he did not have the authority to fund better streets and lights. ...

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“Working Together to Give Children a Healthy Start: Jovita Flores’ White House Champions of Change Blog”



Jovita Flores realized that childhood obesity was a real problem in her community. Read about what Flores did to create change in her community. ...

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“WV Senate adopts suggestions for Complete Streets Program”



West Virginia SB 158 would create a 16-member Complete Streets Advisory Board and encourage future projects to use Complete Streets. ...

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“Young Leaders”



Through the Young Leaders program High school students have an opportunity to learn about living a healthy lifestyle and promoting healthy changes in their community. In 2012, the Texas Education Agency approved the Young Leaders elective as an innovative public health ...

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2004 NISD Non-school Use of School Facilities Policy



A copy of the 2004 policy for non-school use of school facilities, that Northside Independent School District (NISD), one of the 15 school districts in San Antonio, Texas, formerly enacted. This policy makes no mention of the use of schools for recreational purposes outside of school time; however, a 2012 improved, version of this policy allows for joint use of school facilities by organization to increase physical ...

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2009 Infrastructure Fund Oakland Schoolyard Initiative Phase II



The Spanish Speaking Unity Council was awarded $200,000 toward converting two expanses of asphalt into healthy, safe, green, and fun schoolyards at Roosevelt School and Manzanita Elementary School in Oakland. ...

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2011 Complete Streets Policy Analysis Report



A report produced by Smart Growth America & The National Complete Streets Coalition, which delineates and critiques the top policies, and implementation strategies, across the country. ...

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