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“LA’s 50 Parks Initiative Brings Recreation to Park-Poor Neighborhoods”



The city of Los Angeles was able to acquire blighted properties to create more green space, by building "pocket" parks for children living in the underserved areas of Los Angeles. Already, the city has built 7 parks, and has 10 more parks under construction. ...

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Latino Faith-Based Communities’ Perspective on Childhood Obesity Prevention



The preliminary results of this study highlight the need for obesity prevention among Latino children and reveal the strong potential of a faith-based community as a venue and infrastructure for implementing effective obesity-prevention strategies. Click here for more ...

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“Healthy School Lunches Served Up In California Through Farm-To-School Program”



More news about Coachella Valley Schools becoming ...

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Study Finds Lighter Menus Appeal to Diners and Owners



A study published in February 2013 by The Hudson Institute found that restaurant owners who have begun to offer healthier food options have been seeing an increase in sales. Check out the full report here! Read more about the report in the New York ...

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“Highland Park Parklet Not in Front of Restaurant? Attempts to Create Public Space For All”



The Highland Park Parklet is the first from a series of four parklets to be established as part of a pilot program, which will seek to create a more active living environment for residents of Los ...

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“HISD SPARK Parks Offer Options for Students and Community”



Berry Elementary will benefit from having a Spark Park thanks to the efforts of Principal Deborah Silber and funds that come from the district's $805 million bond program. About 150 Houston Independent School District (HISD) schools already benefit from this program and other schools are currently in the process of developing plans to get a Spark Park at their school. Parks are mostly funded through federal grants; still schools and the school district are required to raise funds as well. The park at Berry elementary will feature art work that displays the neighborhood's Hispanic heritage. “We took the interest in the needs of the community and incorporated it into the park,” said Principal Silber. The park will be open to the community and during school hours the park will be ...

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“Houston Bike Share Program Expanding”



Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) partnered with the City of Houston to help create a more bikeable community. BCBSTX donated $750,000 to expand the Houston B-cycle program. The generous donation from BCBSTX will help Houston expand to phase two of the Houston B-cycle program. Currently the bike share program only exists at downtown locations. Phase two of the program will expand the B-cycle program's presence into Midtown, Montrose, and the museum district. Plans for a phase three expansion into the Texas Medical Center and to local universities are in the works. ...

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“Houston Looks At Ways to Bring Fresh Food To Underserved Neighborhoods”



This radio report features Houston Sustainability Director Laura Spanjian and City Councilman Stephen Costello, two members of the city of Houston's Grocery Access Task Force. They speak about the challenges faced by families in food deserts, and how they hope to bring fresh produce into these communities. ...

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“Houston mayor’s task force targets fat city”



Houston was once dubbed the fattest city in the nation, until former Mayor Lee Brown started the Get Lean program. Although, Houstonians initially lost weight through the Get Lean program,weight levels began to once again rise in the city. In response to this, Mayor Parker has launched the Healthy Houston ...

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