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CATCH Success in El Paso, TX



Latino children who are overweight or obese are at a greater risk for developing type II diabetes. In communities where fast food is readily available and where a sedentary lifestyle is commonplace, children can benefit from evidence based programs such as CATCH. Parents, teachers, and students attending Glen Cove elementary in El Paso, Texas describe how the CATCH program has helped them lead healthier lifestyles. ...

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BMI Reports 2012-2013



This report takes a look at the Body Mass index (BMI) of 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade children living in Spartanburg. In all three of these grade levels, Hispanic children were more likely to be overweight or obese compared to all other race groups. ...

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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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Arizona PTA 2012-2013 Legislative Platform



The legislative platform for the 2012-2013 school year, which outlines the areas of interest that the Arizona PTA will be following over the course of the ...

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Arizona School Health Advisory Councils



Schools cannot solve the childhood obesity epidemic alone. Therefore, School Health Advisory Councils serve as a platform where concerned individuals can get involved to bring healthy initiatives to schools. ...

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ASLA Supports Urban Parks Legislation



The American Society of Landscapte Architects (ASLA), an active member of the Urban Parks Coalition, is working closely with Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ) and Sen Hagan to pass the Community Parks Revitalization Act. ...

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Austin City Council Agenda, January 17, 2013



The Austin City Council will discuss an item (no. 54) on the agenda pertaining converting a piece of city-owned land into a pocket park. ...

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ActOut Survey Report



This is the full ActOut Survey Report. Specific questions about physical activity and nutrition and Dietary habits are reported here. ...

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Austin’s YMCA Free MEND Program



Six elementary school locations in the Austin area including Galindo, Popham, Pillow, Sanchez, Science Hall (Hays County), and UT elementary, will host the MEND program beginning January 12, 2013. ...

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