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Bill Would Eliminate Junk Food from SC School Vending Machines and Lunches



News article from South Carolina about the proposed bill that will eliminate "junk food" that meets a certain criteria from lunch rooms and vending machines, along with regulating the beverages for purchase, during school ...

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CATCH Success in El Paso, TX



Latino children who are overweight or obese are at a greater risk for developing type II diabetes. In communities where fast food is readily available and where a sedentary lifestyle is commonplace, children can benefit from evidence based programs such as CATCH. Parents, teachers, and students attending Glen Cove elementary in El Paso, Texas describe how the CATCH program has helped them lead healthier lifestyles. ...

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Best Practices Tool Kit for Shared Use Agreements in Mississippi



The Mississippi Department of Education's Office of Healthy Schools developed and released a best practices toolkit for shared use agreements on July 1, 2012, under mandate by HB 540. This toolkit provides an overview of what shared use agreements are, a checklist of resources needed to create a joint use agreement, an explanation of liability protections, model joint use agreements, potential shared use partners, funding opportunities, and a list of schools in Mississippi that had shared use agreements in place as of July, 1, ...

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Bexar County​ Community​ Health Improvement​ Plan



This page describes why healthy eating and active living is so important. It also lists the short term objectives of the Bexar County Community Healthy Improvement Plan. ...

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Beyonce signs $50 endorsement deal with Pepsi, After Having Encouraged Children to Stay Active



Dr. Marion Nestle, author of Why Calories Count, brings insight to how little Pepsi Co. has to lose from spending $50 million on an endorsement deal, with singer Beyonce, and how minority children will be adversely affected. Dr. Nestle also raises the question as to whether Beyonce has crossed an ethical line, knowing that children in the nation face a high risk for obesity, and having formerly participated in the Let's Move! campaign video, entitled "Move Your ...

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Bike Access Victory for New Bridge Over 400



Two new bike lanes for a new Northridge Rd bridge over 400 were ultimately included in the final plans of a Georgia Department of Transportation project. ...

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Bill for South Carolina to Eliminate Junk Foods in Schools



The Bill that will be presented to eliminate junk foods from schools in South ...

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Bill Number 843



The summary, actions, and full text of H.B. 843 that would, among other things, tax sugary drinks in the state of New ...

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Bill Status of HB 4121



Webpage on the Illinois State government page that has all the information on the status and history of HB ...

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