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Bill to guarantee school recess in New Jersey unanimously passes Snate committee vote



According to this report, S 1501 which require at least 20 minutes of recess time for children in grades K-5th was passed by a Senate committee on February 21, 2013. The bill states that children should not be denied access to recess for any reason. Sen. Turner who is sponsoring this bill believes that children will have more time to play and exercise, once this bill is ...

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Bill Number 843



The summary, actions, and full text of H.B. 843 that would, among other things, tax sugary drinks in the state of New ...

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Bill Would Eliminate Junk Food from SC School Vending Machines and Lunches



News article from South Carolina about the proposed bill that will eliminate "junk food" that meets a certain criteria from lunch rooms and vending machines, along with regulating the beverages for purchase, during school ...

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Bill Status of HB 4121



Webpage on the Illinois State government page that has all the information on the status and history of HB ...

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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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