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AIA Support’s Livable Communities



The American Institute of Architects (AIA) supports the development of Livable Communities through the enactment of The Livable Communities Act. The Livable Communities Act would make grants available for long term planning and create a specialized office within HUD to develop livable communities. ...

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Baldwin Park Recognized for Strongest “Complete Streets” Policy in the Nation



The efforts of residents living in Baldwin Park did not go unnoticed. In fact, Baldwin Park's Complete Streets policy was recognized in 2011 by the National Complete Streets Coalition as one of the most comprehensive policies in the U.S. ...

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AMA Votes for Policy that Recognizes Soda Taxes as One Way to Fight Obesity”



The American Medical Association voted at its annual meeting to adopt a policy that recognizes soda taxes as one way to pay for antiobesity programs, and that says any such tax revenue should go to programs to treat obesity and related ...

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Amarillo & Canyon High School Cycling Club



High school students attending Amarillo and Canyon High School now have the opportunity to join a cycling class for PE credit. After Safe Routes to School (SRTS) was brought to elementary schools and since the establishment of a city-wide hike and bike plan, high school students now have the opportunity to be trained in this Olympic sport by certified biking professionals. According to a blog post from BikeTexas the goal of the club is to prepare the students for participation in competitive and non-competitive road and mountain bike cycling. Read more about this ...

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An Apple a Day: Doctors and Organizations Writing a New Nutrition Rx



Describes the efforts in the DC area to get communities eating healthier through collaboration between doctors and farmers. ...

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An Urban Farming Oasis is Saved From the Bulldozer Blade”



An article fro, Grist that tells the story of how one dedicated urban gardener worked to save a community's oldest and most meaningful ...

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Answers to Questions Related to School District Policies



The Virtual Wellness Policy Team from Action for Healthy Kids have recorded audio files which provide answers to how policies in school districts can be developed. Click on a question and listen to or read an answer. ...

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Applying Smart Growth Principles to General Plan Update, Kings County Moves Toward a Healthier Future



Through applying Smart Growth principles and the collaborative efforts of a joint public health and city planning team, residents living in Kettleman city received a $140,000 grant to help improve the built environment. Residents also witnessed the development of the city's first farmer's market. ...

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ACE food distribution program helps Houston-area families make nutritious choices



Houston's local news highlights the ACE program at KIPP Explore Academy. ...

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