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BREAKING NEWS: Baltimore Healthy Kids’ Meal Bill signed into law!

Congratulations, Baltimore! On April 19th, in her first public bill signing, Mayor Pugh signed legislation that will make healthier drink options the norm for Baltimore families when ordering restaurant kids’ meals.

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New Training Opportunity: SMSC & AHA Fertile Ground Leadership Institute

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) and American Heart Association (AHA) are excited to announce the new Fertile Ground Leadership Institute.

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New Funding Opportunity through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Evidence for Action Program

Is the health and well-being of children and families in your community a priority for you? Evidence for Action—a signature program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—is funding studies of programs, policies and partnerships and their impact on health and well-being, specifically to help vulnerable children and families.

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New Guide Highlights Importance of Needs Assessments in Connecting Learning and Health

Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the Healthy Schools Campaign have released Using Needs Assessments to Connect Learning + Health: Opportunities in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

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New Report Offers Three Strategies for Food Banks to Distribute Healthier Foods

Congratulations to MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger and the UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity on their groundbreaking new report on the nutritional quality of foods distributed through food banks. 

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Growing Our Impact with a School Garden: How We Became One of America’s Healthiest Schools

Every March, thousands of people join in celebrating National Nutrition Month, a time to recognize the important role healthy eating plays in our lives. As an educator, being able to impart lifelong, healthy eating habits in my students is one of the highlights of teaching. At Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi, Maryland, we instill these habits in a hands-on way, through our school garden. From bright tomatoes to juicy strawberries, my students take pride in growing crops and getting to taste new, healthy foods!

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