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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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Pediatrician Challenges Families to Rethink Sugary Juices and Drinks
Growing up in Spain, Dr. Marta Katalenas ate home-cooked meals made with fresh ingredients.When she moved to the United…Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities, Water
San Antonio Teachers Create Mud Runs for Latino Kids
If you’ve ever dreamed of making a difference in your community (or if you’re a kid who doesn’t mind getting a little di…Education, Green & Active Spaces
Olivares Food Market Goes the Extra Mile to Serve the Community
About five years ago, Clara Santos opened Olivares Food Market to serve the Philadelphia neighborhood in which she lived…Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Youth Help Popular Corner Store Advertise the Good Stuff in Massachusetts
In the small, multicultural city of Lynn, Mass., minorities make up almost half the population, with Latinos making up a…Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Second Largest School District in U.S. Transforms Lunch with Meatless Mondays
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is the second-largest district in the United States, serving breakfast and l…Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
School Food Official Helps Bring Water to Every Desk!
Cutler-Orosi is the largest unincorporated community in one of the poorest counties in California. Located in the largel…Healthy Families & Schools, Water
Community Leaders Team Up with Schools to Bring PE to San Francisco Students
Shape Up San Francisco, a coalition of community leaders, wanted to know if kids in San Francisco were meeting state req…Education, Healthy Families & Schools
Healthier Lunches at Sunset High
If you could wave a magic wand, what would you do to fix school lunches? If money was no option, what would you do to br…Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Food, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Alicia Gonzalez Helps Kids Get Moving with Chicago Run
Alicia Gonzalez, a young Latina with experience in community development, was eager to keep kids stay active, given the…Education, Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
Health Clinic Hosts 5K Race to Spur Active Living in Mexicantown, Detroit
After realizing that patients were not participating in regular physical activity, clinicians at the Community Health an…Green & Active Spaces, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities