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“Groups Fight to Save a Generation from Obesity”



Highlights efforts in California's Coachella Valley of various groups, including the school districts in the area, to reduce childhood ...

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“Groups: Facebook space for preteens must protect privacy, be ad-free and marketing-free”



The Center for Digital Democracy put out this news release asking Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to place stronger safeguards against ads if the group intends to open up the social network site to children under the age of 13. ...

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“Designing Communities for Longevity: The Blue Zones Project “



Hermosa, Redondo Beach, and Manhattan Beach are three suburbs of Los Angeles that took part in the Blue Zones planning process of 2010. The Blue Zones initiative in these communities, helped establish a walking corridor along a busy avenue, ten walking school bus programs, a livable streets plan, and a bicycle master plan. ...

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“Health is a Choice: Making a Difference in Our Schools”



Highlights Desert Sands Unified School District (DSUSD) and Palm Springs Unified School District in their efforts in using school time to help reduce childhood obesity. ...

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Article: Development of Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Quality Standards for Out-of-School Time Programs



In this recently published article from Childhood Obesity, Wiecha et al. (2012), discuss the implications that the healthy eating and physical activity quality standards (HEPAQS), adopted by the National After School Association in April, 2011, may have on policy development. The HEPAQS includes 11 standards for Healthy Out-of-School Time, that could serve as voluntary guidelines for out-of-school programs and curricula. Read more about the guidelines ...

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“Health is Academic”



This slideshow presentation describes how the use of resources can maximized through partnerships and joint use agreements. ...

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“Door Slams on Girl Scouts’ Sweet Treats Health advocates lash out at Scouts over Nestlé deal”



Despite the Girl Scouts' efforts to teach members about health and wellness, the organization has renewed a licensing deal to co-brand candy bars with Nestle. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) says the Girl Scouts is sending the wrong message by entering into deals such as these, which promote junk food to children. ...

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“Healthy at H-E-B Community Challenge: Making the Most of Your Community Assets”



Not only did the Healthy at H-E-B Community Challenge inspire leaders to engage their community in becoming more active, but it also allowed participants an opportunity to determine what natural resources for physical activity exist in their community. ...

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“Eating Right and Well in AISD Schools”



AISD superintendent Meria Carstarphen's blog post about how AISD is ahead of the curve when it comes to healthy ...

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