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Memorable Moments from the Afterschool for All Challenge

We’ve had a whirlwind two days in Washington, D.C., working with afterschool youth, parents, program providers, and concerned community members in anticipation of meetings with members of Congress. The Afterschool for All Challenge kicked off with a day of workshops and sessions, followed by a showcase on the Hill with speakers including Sens. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and Reps. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.).

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Active Role States Have Played in Helping to Transform the School Wellness Environment through Policy

State laws can affect school wellness, too! Sixteen states’ laws required school district wellness policies for School Years 2014-15. See the National Wellness Policy Study’s new report evaluating SY 2006-07 through SY 2014-15.

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Nevada: Bright lights, big city, safer streets
June 21, 2017

Nevada: Bright lights, big city, safer streets

Amidst the glamour, glitz and lights, there is a dark side to the streets of Las Vegas, especially if you are walking or biking.  The city is experiencing an ever-increasing number of car crashes that are resulting in a spike in fatalities and injuries for people who walk or bike as a mode of transportation. The problem has become so acute that last year the rate of pedestrian deaths in southern Nevada outpaced those from HIV, breast cancer, or the flu.

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Working on Wellness: How Aligned are District Wellness Policies with Soon-To-Be Implemented Federal Wellness Policy Requirements

Does your kid’s school district allow junk food marketing in schools? New federal requirements will restrict junk food marketing in schools starting with school year 2017-18, but the vast majority of school district wellness policies are currently allowing this practice.

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Facts and figures from the 16th annual Afterschool for All Challenge

More than 200 attendees were in Washington, DC this week for the 16th annual Afterschool for All Challenge. Advocates from 45 states participated in 200 meetings with members of Congress and their staff on Capitol Hill on June 7.

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