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Massachusetts Funds Healthy Incentives Program
August 15, 2019

Massachusetts has bolstered its Healthy Incentives Program! Read on for more details.

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El Paso, Texas Launches Nation’s First County-Level Healthy Food Financing Initiative

El Paso County, in West Texas, is investing in projects to improve access to healthy and affordable food for residents with low incomes. Learn more about this exciting initiative.

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Policy Solutions, Systems and Environmental Changes Continue as Top Priorities to Combat the Childhood Obesity Epidemic

The 2019 Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference was held last month. Read on for takeaways and to learn about Voices for Healthy Kids’ involvement.

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Voices for Healthy Kids Is Looking for an Advocacy Trainer!
August 1, 2019

Voices for a Healthy Kids is working to improve the health of all children by supporting public policies that increase access to healthy foods, safe places for physical activity, reduce the consumption of sugary beverages and eliminate junk food marketing for children. We focus on policy priorities that research shows will have the greatest effect on communities and populations at most risk - and we need your help! Our Advocacy Trainer is key to making a healthier generation a reality.

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New Report: Vibrant and Healthy Kids: Aligning Science, Practice and Policy to Advance Health Equity

All children deserve the chance to meet their full health potential and lead fulfilling lives. Yet health inequities in the U.S. prevent many kids from meeting their full potential. This new report from the National Academies of Medicine outlines the steps needed to move all children toward positive health paths, thereby reducing health gaps.

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New Resource: The 4 Ps of Marketing: Selling Junk Food to Communities of Color

In communities of color, junk foods & sugary drinks are often promoted in ways that perpetuate stereotypes and exploit cultural identities. A new brief from the Berkeley Media Studies Group sheds light on these target marketing tactics and shows how advocates can take action.

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