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“Proposed Law Could Deliver Major Boost to Urban Agriculture in California”



A news article explaining the proposed legislation and how small-scale urban farmers would benefit. ...

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“Quest to open public school playgrounds in Manatee has scored some successes”



Manatee County Commissioner Michael Gallen has been proactive about finding safe places of recreation for the community to use during after school hours. So far two schools, Tillman Elementary, and Lincoln Middle School have agreed to allow their school grounds to be used during after school hours. Gallen hopes that the County of Manatee will be able obtain a grant from the Manatee County Healthy Department so that more school playgrounds can be opened during nonschool hours. He also hopes that incentives for schools participating in joint use agreements would be made available through the ...

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“New poll shows support for Haley food stamp proposal to help curb obesity”



A new Winthrop University poll, which included responses from more than 1,069 residents in early April, shows 59.5 percent of those interviewed said they strongly or somewhat favor forbidding Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, recipients from buying unhealthy foods with the food ...

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“Revolution Foods In San Francisco: Public School Students To Receive Healthier Meals”



Nationally recognized Revolution Foods will now be proving lunch for students in San Francisco Public Schools. Revolution Foods prides itself on serving high-quality, "never frozen" products with an emphasis on ...

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“Normoyle Park Committee Celebrates its hard work”



The Normoyle Park Committee celebrates having secured $500,000 in funds from the 2012-2017 bond, for improvements to their park. ...

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“Riding on safety: S.A. bicyclists make a stand on dangers”



On the morning of October 29, 2012 cyclists gathered for a 20 mile ride to honor Monica Caban, a local triathelete, who was seriously injured after being hit by a car, while riding her bike. Although, San Antonio passed a Safe Passing Ordinance in 2010, 10 fatal bike accidents occurred during that time, and the law had only been enforced six times. The Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) says that despite the increase in people biking, change has been slow for the city of San Antonio. ...

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“Normoyle Park Community”



In 2011, residents living in district 5, near Normoyle Park, gathered to discuss why improvements to the park were needed. The need for lights in the park, as well as fairness in how bond funds should be distributed among the community were discussed. ...

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San Antonio Joins Lists of Fit Cities



After being classified as on of the fattest cities in 2010. San Antonio starts to make progress in becoming one of the nation's fittest cities, according to Men's Health and Men's Fitness magazine. This announcement comes after having several initiatives--including the implementation of a Complete Streets Policy--underway to improve active living and access to healthy foods. Read more about this ...

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“Nutrition Advocates Blast Marketing of Girl Scouts’ Newest Cookie Mango Crème touted as ‘delicious new way to get your vitamins”



Advocates from the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) sent a letter to the Girl Scouts of America on National Girl Scout Cookie Day, asking them to stop marketing their cookies as "a delicious new way to get your vitamins." In the past CSPI has asked the Girl Scouts to opt out of a co-branding deal with ...

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