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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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New Report: The Growing Shadow State Interference: Preemption in the 2019 State Legislative Sessions

Local Solutions Support Center and the State Innovation Exchange have released a new report that details the growing use of preemption to block local power and local decision making. Learn more about preemption trends and steps taken against them.

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Peace Parks Give Young People a Safe Place to Be Active and Have Fun

Peace Parks is an exciting new program that promotes safe environments and opportunities for young people learn new hobbies, hang out with friends and remain active in the evening and at night. Read on to learn more!

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