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The Healthy Food Policy Project has Launched!
November 16, 2017

On Tuesday, several partners proudly launched the Healthy Food Policy Project. The Healthy Food Policy Project (HFPP) identifies and elevates local laws that seek to promote access to healthy food, and also contribute to strong local economies, an improved environment, and health equity, with a focus on socially disadvantaged and marginalized groups. 

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New Funding Opportunities for Nutrition Policy in Native American Communities

Spread the word and show your support for the Fertile Ground Grant Program to improve food sovereignty and nutrition in tribal communities. The launch of the Fertile Ground Grant Program coincides with the November celebration of Native American Heritage Month.

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Research: The (Sad) State of Latino Early Childhood Development

Latino kids are at risk of not getting the proper care and environment they need for healthy formative development. Traumatic early experiences, unhealthy lifestyles, and low participation in preschool programs impair Latino kids’ social and emotional development, academic achievement, and overall health, according to a new Salud America! research review. Explore the research to see emerging policies and practices to reduce trauma and promote healthy early development among Latino kids.

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JUST RELEASED: Voices for Healthy Kids Health Equity Messaging Guide!

The Voices for Healthy Kids Health Equity in Public Policy Messaging Guide for Policy Advocates was released last week at the American Public Health Association conference and is available to use in your campaign now! 

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Philadelphia’s Beverage Tax is Working
November 9, 2017

At Obesity Week 2017, a national conference on interventions to address obesity, Dr. Sara Bleich presented data on the Influence of Philadelphia Beverage Tax on Prices and Sales. The following comments from Nancy Brown, American Heart Association CEO are in response these new findings.

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Girls on the Run
November 9, 2017

Twenty years ago, in Charlotte, N.C., a young woman began the first Girls On the Run (GOTR) team as an individual effort. But when the program was covered in Runner’s World, a running-focused magazine, the demand for this girls-specific running program exploded. Today, GOTR has more than 200 councils across all 50 states, serving more than 200,000 girls each year.

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