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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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“Park Poor”



Although, Los Angeles is one of the most heavily populated cities in the country, it continues to have a limited amount of parks, especially in underserved communities. Residents of Maywood, a predominantly low-income, Latino neighborhood, suffer disproportionately from obesity and have only 0.6 acres of park per 1,000 residents. ...

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“Parks department OKs bike master plan”



The 2010 updates to the Amarillo Master Hike and Bike Plan include adding signage for routes and extending route mileage from 26 miles to 46 miles. If the city commission approves the plan, federal grant money will be sought to bring the proposed updates to fruition. ...

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“Recommendations for Offering Physical Activity Outside of the School Day”



In 2005 the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture recommended that young people engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity preferably on everyday of the week. This document lists 10 broad recommendations for school and community programs to promote physical activity among young people. These guidelines include policy, environment, physical education, health education, extracurricular activities, parental involvement, personnel training, health services, community programs, and evaluation recommendations. Additionally, the guidelines recommend that all students have an opportunity to participate in physical activity, experience a wide variety of activities, and that parents be engaged. ...

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“Pedal power”



As of July 2012, the city of Houston had a total of 18 bikes belonging to the Houston B-cycle bike share program. By October 2012, Laura Spanjian, sustainability director for the the city, expected 10 kiosks to be added to the city. The goal would be to include 225 bikes in the program. ...

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“More Than 100 Parents Join Together to Make New Strides that Improve Student Wellness”



Parental involvement with Parents United for Healthy Schools/Padres Unidos para Escuelas Saludables continues to grow as more parents learn of the healthy changes that are occurring at schools across Chicago. One recent meeting which took place at the National Museum of Mexican Art brought together 100 parents who were interested in campaigning for healthier meals in schools, better physical activity programs, and healthy school fundraisers. ...

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“National Student Ambassador-Fuel Up To Play 60”



Aleyda Sanchez, a student from James Bowie elementary, a Healthy Zone school that participates in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, was recognized at the White House as one of four National Student Ambassadors, during 2012. ...

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“New bridge in Houston’s Fifth Ward will help pedestrians cross railroad tracks”



Students and residents living near the Bringhurst and Hailey Street Roadway crossings can now look forward to a new bridge which will help pedestrians and cyclists cross railroad tracks. Construction for the Bringhurst bridge is scheduled to begin by mid ...

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“New Mango Cremes with NutriFusion”



ABC Smart Cookies is the company behind the production of Girl Scout Cookies. This website makes misleading claims about the nutritional quality of the new Mango Creme with NutriFusion cookies. ...

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