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Philadelphia City Council Passes Sodium Warning Label for Restaurants
July 5, 2018

Dining out and eating healthy is easier when cities and restaurants give consumers the information they need to eat smart. On June 21, Philadelphia’s City Council decision ensured that restaurants will identify menu items exceeding 2,300 mg of sodium with a sodium warning label, allowing customers to make informed decisions about their food. Philadelphia is the second U.S. city to pass this type of legislation, following New York City Board of Health’s historic vote in 2015.

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New JAMA Article Suggests Potential Policies to Reshape the Food Environment to Prevent Diet-related Disease

In the wake of two recent reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing increased rates of obesity and high sodium intake, three leading health advocates have proposed a seven-pronged approach to preventing diet-related conditions such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease.

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Salud America! is Now Offering Its New Trauma-Sensitive School Action Pack

About half of U.S. children suffer abuse, poverty, parental incarceration and other traumas, endangering their development and future wellness. This free Salud America! Action Pack can help school personnel talk to decision-makers, build a support team, and craft a system to identify and support students dealing with childhood trauma.

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Shaping Up for a Healthier Tennessee
July 5, 2018

When kids have ample opportunities to be active during the school day, the results aren’t just physical. Healthy students are better learners. They also attend school more often and behave better in class. While the link between health and academic achievement is clear, physical education standards differ from state to state, with many policies being broad and open to interpretation. As a result, far too many students nationwide are falling short of the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity per day.

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California Ban on Soda Taxes Won’t Stop Health Advocates
July 5, 2018

On June 28, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a new law banning taxes on sugary drinks in the nation’s most populated state. The beverage industry may consider this a major victory, but health advocates are already rallying for change.

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Breaking Down Barriers to Better Native American Nutrition
July 5, 2018

Last month, native leaders and advocates converged on Minneapolis for the first-ever Fertile Ground Leadership Institute. There were nearly 25 participants representing the broad cross-section of Indian Country – from tribes, native nonprofits, Indian health clinics, tribal economic development corporations and academic institutions.

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