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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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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
School lunches and snacks are becoming more nutritious thanks to improved federal nutrition regulations—but this is only…Healthy Families & Schools, Healthy Neighborhoods & Communities
How did smallish Berkeley, Calif., become the nation’s first city to pass a sugary drink tax in 2014, after many other c…Water
Students at Chicago Public Schools weren’t getting enough physical activity and time spent in P.E., so district official…Education, Healthy Families & Schools
Middle-school students in the FreeWheels for Kids program are learning what it means to be leaders for healthy change. B…Green & Active Spaces
After learning that kids in Rosedale were at a high risk for childhood obesity, the Rosedale Development Association (RD…Green & Active Spaces
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