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Rosa Herrera knows how difficult the battle with COVID-19 can be. Two of her daughters were really sick with COVID-19 in October 2020 and were hospitalized during their infections. Herrera herself got sick, too, but had a mild case. “It was really scary. I couldn’t see them and since both of them were hospitalized at ...
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Hollin Meadows Elementary School, part of the 23% Latino Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia, has dedicated leader…Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
What good is physical activity if you fuel up with junk food and sugary drinks? One leader in Arlington County, Va., rea…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
What happens when youth are given the opportunity to lead their classmates toward a healthier school environment? The re…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Families & Schools
Kids in the predominantly Latino community of East Harlem (El Barrio) were in great need of physical activity programing…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
During the school day, lunch time is a chance for busy students to take a break, relax with friends, and refuel. Refueli…Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities, Water
Estrella Hernandez grew up in San Antonio, a predominantly Hispanic (63.2%) city with a 28.5% rate of obesity in its pop…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Counselors at New Britain High School were concerned about the future of Latina teens who were not passing PE and risked…Education, Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Families & Schools
Cecil Whisenton brought the machines to local YMCAs and a San Antonio high school. He hopes to bring the healthy vending…Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Lonnie Sclerandi, a Spanish teacher and soccer coach at Austin Independent School District, downsized his home a few yea…Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities