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Flyer for Public Hearings



This flyer demonstrates the Safe Routes to School path that will be constructed near two schools located at the Northwest side of San Antonio's 7th district. ...

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Food Pricing Strategies, Population Diets, and Non-Communicable Disease



Three studies published in PLOS: Medicine found that taxes on carbonated drinks and saturated fat and subsidies on fruits and vegetables would be associated with beneficial dietary change, with the potential for improved health. Additional research into possible compensatory purchasing and population health outcomes is needed, the study states. Read the study ...

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FTC Releases a Follow-Up Study on Food Marketed to Children



This press release announces the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) December 2012 report, entitled "A Review of Food Marketing to Children and Adolescents: Follow-Up Report." The report is said to describe the expenditures, marketing techniques, and nutritional profiles of food marketed to children. Over $1.79 billion in food marketing to children ages 2-17 is spent annually. The report compares data from 2006 to data collected in 2009 from 48 large food and beverage ...

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FTC Report Finds a 50% Increase in the Use of Digital Media Aimed at Children



Although, total marketing expenditures have decreased from 2006 to 2009, the FTC reports that online, mobile, and viral marketing ads aimed at children have increased by 50 percent. Food and beverage marketers have found new ways including: neuromarketing, peer to peer viral campaigns, and location-based targeting, to reach children. ...

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Full Text to MAP-21



This law created the Transportation Alternative fund which is a pool of funds consisting of what formerly belonged to Safe Routes to Schools and the Transportation Enhancement fund. The policy is ambiguous about how the 50% of Transportation Alternative funds distributed to the state may be spent. ...

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Funding for SRTS Varies by State



To receive federal funding, traffic education and enforcement activities must take place within approximately two miles of a primary or middle school (grades K–8). A description of SRTS activities eligible for funding are mentioned ...

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Georgia Latino Health Report 2012



The Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia (HHCGA) is the only organization in the state of Georgia that focuses on Latino Health. This group works to bring support to the Latino community through services to improve health. According to this report from their website, Latino middle school children were less likely to get enough physical activity when compared to black and white children. Only 42% of Latinos met physical activity requirements for the day, compared to 47% black and 59% white children. See the full report here. ...

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Georgia Shape



The Georgia Shape initiative was recently launched in efforts to combat high obesity rates in Georgia. The Georgia Shape website provides resources for families, schools, and students so that they can take action in the fight against childhood obesity. ...

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Get the Facts About Physical Education



According to this fact sheet only 10% of Virginia's elementary schools provide 30 minutes of physical education per day. Physical activity is currently not a requirement in Virginia schools, and while some may worry about finding time for physical education, studies have shown that it improves academic performance and overall health. ...

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