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“Complete Streets program approved by Broward County commissioners”



Mayor Kristin Jacobs of Broward County encouraged the collaboration of a multidisciplinary team to create a Complete Streets policy. In this effort the Broward Metropolitan Planing Organization, the Florida Department of Transportation, the Broward Regional Health Planning Council, and others worked to design the Complete Streets guidelines. Already over 2,000 Broward residents have participated in public workshops, focus groups, and surveys related to Complete Street design. ...

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“Complete Streets: Creating a Healthier Environment in Baldwin Park, CA”



Residents from Baldwin Park describe their experience as advocates who helped bring a Complete Streets Policy to the city. The California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA) was responsible for training these advocates who continue to ensure that Baldwin Park's Complete Streets Policy is properly implemented. ...

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“Congressional letter writing campaign helps torpedo voluntary food marketing guidelines for kids”



This article describes how voluntary guidelines for nutrition standards on food marketed to children were denied by Congress. ...

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“CPS Snack Policy Bans Sweets, Energy Drinks”



NBC Chicago reports on the new Chicago Public School policy aimed at reducing unhealthy foods in ...

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Cutting Calories is Good Business for Restaurants, Study Says



Hank Cardello, lead author of the "Key Findings of the Lower Calorie Foods Report" from the Hudson Institute explains some of the findings from the report. Cardello, a former executive of Coca-Cola and General Mills, found that more lower calorie offerings were offered at fast-food restaurants compared to sit down restaurants. The report provided findings from restaurants such as McDonald's, Taco Bell, Olive Garden, and Outback. Read more about ...

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“City to build pedestrian bridge over tracks at Bringhurst”



According to this press release, children living near Bringhurst have found walking to school to be a challenge, due to the danger posed by having to walk over railroad tracks. ...

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“Civic participation continues in colonia Muñiz”



Initially funds for projects like public lighting in the community were unavailable to colonias in precinct 4. Now, because Commissioner Joel Palacios decided to use engineers already working with the county rather than contracting work, the precinct was able to create a source of funding to provide solar lighting for colonias. ...

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“Chicago Announces Strategy to Improve 300 Parks and Playgrounds”



Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago has announced a plan to improve 300 of the cities parks, with the goal of providing every Chicagoan with a park no further than a 10 minute walking distance from where they live. ...

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“CLOCC Work: Fighting Childhood Obesity With Safer Streets”



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