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“Minority Groups and Bottlers Team Up in Battles Over Soda”



Another look at how partnerships between big soda companies and non-profits that work with minority groups have influenced some soda regulation ...

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“More Than 100 Parents Join Together to Make New Strides that Improve Student Wellness”



Parental involvement with Parents United for Healthy Schools/Padres Unidos para Escuelas Saludables continues to grow as more parents learn of the healthy changes that are occurring at schools across Chicago. One recent meeting which took place at the National Museum of Mexican Art brought together 100 parents who were interested in campaigning for healthier meals in schools, better physical activity programs, and healthy school fundraisers. ...

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“National Student Ambassador-Fuel Up To Play 60”



Aleyda Sanchez, a student from James Bowie elementary, a Healthy Zone school that participates in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, was recognized at the White House as one of four National Student Ambassadors, during 2012. ...

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“New bridge in Houston’s Fifth Ward will help pedestrians cross railroad tracks”



Students and residents living near the Bringhurst and Hailey Street Roadway crossings can now look forward to a new bridge which will help pedestrians and cyclists cross railroad tracks. Construction for the Bringhurst bridge is scheduled to begin by mid ...

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“New Mango Cremes with NutriFusion”



ABC Smart Cookies is the company behind the production of Girl Scout Cookies. This website makes misleading claims about the nutritional quality of the new Mango Creme with NutriFusion cookies. ...

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“Lunch Line Redesign”



AISD superintendent Meria Carstarphen's blog post about how AISD is redesigning lunch lines in hopes to encourage students to make healthier food ...

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“LUPE Members Push Forward Campaign for Public Lighting in Precinct 3 Colonias”



Six colonias received funds from a federal grant for 32 solar powered lights and light posts. Unfortunately, money to install these lights was still needed. After a hearing at the Commissioners Court, where colonia residents spoke, the commission approved the $24,000 needed for installation. ...

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“Make the Move… 2010-11 National Implementation of the U.S. Physical Activity Plan”



This document provides an overview of policies presented at the 111th Congress, aimed at increasing levels of physical activity. ...

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“Making El Paso’s streets safe for active transportation with the Vulnerable Road User Ordinance”



Residents of the El Chamizal neighborhood in El Paso, Texas, part of the Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities program can now enjoy safer roads thanks to a Vulnerable Road User Ordinance. Learn more about this change here. ...

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