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“Riding on safety: S.A. bicyclists make a stand on dangers”



On the morning of October 29, 2012 cyclists gathered for a 20 mile ride to honor Monica Caban, a local triathelete, who was seriously injured after being hit by a car, while riding her bike. Although, San Antonio passed a Safe Passing Ordinance in 2010, 10 fatal bike accidents occurred during that time, and the law had only been enforced six times. The Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) says that despite the increase in people biking, change has been slow for the city of San Antonio. ...

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“Normoyle Park Community”



In 2011, residents living in district 5, near Normoyle Park, gathered to discuss why improvements to the park were needed. The need for lights in the park, as well as fairness in how bond funds should be distributed among the community were discussed. ...

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San Antonio Joins Lists of Fit Cities



After being classified as on of the fattest cities in 2010. San Antonio starts to make progress in becoming one of the nation's fittest cities, according to Men's Health and Men's Fitness magazine. This announcement comes after having several initiatives--including the implementation of a Complete Streets Policy--underway to improve active living and access to healthy foods. Read more about this ...

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“Nutrition Advocates Blast Marketing of Girl Scouts’ Newest Cookie Mango Crème touted as ‘delicious new way to get your vitamins”



Advocates from the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) sent a letter to the Girl Scouts of America on National Girl Scout Cookie Day, asking them to stop marketing their cookies as "a delicious new way to get your vitamins." In the past CSPI has asked the Girl Scouts to opt out of a co-branding deal with ...

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“Obesity in Young is Seen as Falling in Several Cities”



For the first time in decades, childhood obesity rates are seen as falling in some cities across the country. Philedelphia stands out particularly because of the decrease seen in obese Latino children. Article cites soda tax as the deeper change that could be on the horizon to keep obesity rates ...

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“Outdoor fast food ads could promote obesity, study finds”



The type of lifestyle that parents of Latino children lead matters greatly, because parental food choices will influence a child's eating habits. Recently, researchers studied two densely populated areas in Los Angeles and New Orleans and found that there was a positive correlation between the number of food advertisements and body mass index (BMI) for individuals between the ages of 18-98. In areas where approximately 5,000 residents lived and where 30 percent of the ads were for food, the study found that an additional 100-150 individuals were obese. ...

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“Parent Spotlight: Claudia Muñoz”



Read about how Claudia Muñoz got involved with Parents United for Healthy Schools, through the Healthy Schools Campaign. ...

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“Park Committee addresses City Council”



Maria Lugo, Gerry Noriega, and residents from the St. James and Normoyle Park area address the city council to thank District 5 Councilman David Medina, for his efforts in securing funds from the 2012-2017 bond, for improvements to Normoyle Park. ...

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“Park Construction Begins!”



After 10 years of working to bring a park to their neighborhood, construction of the Santa Ana park that Latino Health Access and local moms fought for finally began. ...

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