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“Estimated Energy Expenditures for School-Based Policies and Active Living”



According to the abstract of this study, policies for mandatory physical education, physical activity breaks, and active transportation, had the greatest influence on the amount of moderate to vigorous physical activity that children participate in. Mandatory daily physical education provided children with 23 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA), classroom activity breaks provided 19 minutes of MVPA, and active community provided 16 minutes of MVPA. Park renovations also provided children with an extra 12 minutes of MVPA. ...

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“Expanding Young Students’ Role in Nutrition”



A Los Angeles Times article highlighting the new nutrition policy adopted by LA Unified School District. ...

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“FDOT Agrees to Adopt Complete Streets Policy”



According to a source from Transit Miami, the Florida Department of Transportation plans to incorporate Complete Streets in their future projects. ...

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“Excellent Idea of the Day: Exergaming for Teens”



According to researchers from the University of Montreal exergaming--playing video games that require increased physical activity--should be tested in community centers or at schools. A recent study in Montreal found that the majority of exergamers are often females who are stressed about their ...

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Poll Found Ethnic Voters Support Soda Tax, Obesity Prevention



A field poll done in California found that minorities, especially Latinos, would support taxing sugary ...

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“Goodbye, High-Fat Chips: New Rules for School Snack”



News article detailing the new rules proposed by USDA for competitive foods sold in schools. ...

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“Five Minutes with LiveWell Mom Malena”



Malena is a busy mother of two who believes that it is important to live a healthy lifestyle. She is very concerned about childhood obesity, especially among the Latino community. Malena joined LiveWell Moms after learning about this group through their Facebook page. Although Malena was initially a shy person, she now has fun being able to teach the community about living a healthy lifestyle. Malena has taught healthy habits to Hispanics through both TV and radio shows. She has also started her own website and Facebook page to promote awareness of obesity in the Hispanic community and what one can do about it. ...

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“Five Minutes with LiveWell Mom Sophia”



LiveWell mom Sophia Ayala Gettys describes her journey with health and wellness. She learned about the LiveWell Mom program through a television commercial and by visiting the LiveWell Colorado Facebook page. Sophia encourages others to be a voice for health in wellness in their community by sharing their own story. ...

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“Complete Streets policy passes City Council”



This article summarizes key points articulated in the Complete Streets Policy that the city of Indianapolis has adopted. ...

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