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Health Equity & Junk Food Marketing: Talking About Targeting Kids of Color

To ensure that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible, we must remove obstacles to health.1 In the United States, junk food marketing to children is one of those obstacles because it encourages unhealthy diets and, ultimately, fuels disease. Such marketing is also a racial and health equity issue because junk food companies specifically target children and youth of color. Understanding and communicating effectively about this type of targeted marketing is a critical step toward achieving health equity.

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New Funding Opportunities for Nutrition Policy in Native American Communities

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) and Voices for Healthy Kids are teaming up to support innovative nutrition-based, health-focused advocacy efforts in Native American communities with the creation of a $200,000 grant program.

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There’s No Place Like Home: Access to Healthy Foods, A Health Equity Issue

Traveling is always exciting but after some time spent in a different city, a crowded airport, and one Uber or Lyft ride too many, I am ready to finally get home.

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Southern California Cities to Serve Kids Better!
November 22, 2017

Cathedral City and the City of Long Beach have joined the growing movement to serve kids better by making healthy drinks the default in restaurant kids’ meals!

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Keep It Positive: Tips for Addressing Weight Bias
November 22, 2017

Here’s some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics on ways the media, schools, health providers, family and friends can reduce the stigma of being obese. Hint. Hint. Stay positive.

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We are thankful for you!
November 22, 2017

Because of your dedication to our mission, more families will celebrate life together this holiday season. 

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