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Rosa Herrera: Get the Vaccine for Your Family!
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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A High School Project Transforms a Neighborhood
From PowerPoint presentations to outlines to thick textbooks, there are many ways students learn about the world while a…Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
5th-Grader, Teacher Help Add a Water Bottle Fountain in School
Praxina Guerra and her mentor Cathy Lopez are true Salud Heroes when it comes to creating an environment of school healt…Healthy Families & Schools, Water
At Kansas Corner Store, Bilingual Ads Help People Pick Healthy Foods
In a heavily Latino part of Kansas that struggled with obesity, one coalition stepped up to find new wats to help the La…Healthy Food
A Fresh Food Station Lands in Fairfax County, Va.
In the 22% Latino Fairfax County Public School District in Fairfax, Va., a parent group called Real Food for Kids had ri…Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Latino Teen Helps Bring a Salad Bar to His High School in San Antonio, Texas
Alexander Castillo was looking to make some healthy changes in his own life when he came to the realization that his sch…Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Dignowity Hill Farmers’ Market
Farmers’ markets are a great place to find fresh fruits and vegetables when your local grocery store doesn’t sell them….Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Campaign Urges San Antonio Residents to “Veg Out”
Science backs up your mom’s old adage: “Eat your fruits and vegetables if you want to be healthy and strong!” Unfortunat…Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
“Sugar Smarts” Bilingual Campaign in Boston against Sugary Drinks for Kids
The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) was ready to step up the fight to improve health in the face of rising obesit…Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities, Water
Digital and Video Nutrition Education for Kids in Class and Out
School lunches and snacks are becoming more nutritious thanks to improved federal nutrition regulations—but this is only…Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Sweet Victory: Sugary Drink Tax Passes in Berkeley
How did smallish Berkeley, Calif., become the nation’s first city to pass a sugary drink tax in 2014, after many other c…Water