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A Fresh Start – Make This the Best and Healthiest School Year

Although temperatures are still scorching, summertime is almost over for most kids. And while it’s easier to help kids make healthy choices when they’re home during the summer, what happens when they go back to school? They’re constantly faced with ads pushing unhealthy food and beverage choices, and not every child has access to a healthy and nutritious meal in their school’s cafeteria. With nearly one-third of American children classified as obese or overweight, it’s time we acted to make the school day healthier for our kids.

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SNAP Incentives: Want to Support Local Economies and Local Health Efforts? New Resources Released by Voices for Healthy Kids

Check out the newly released SNAP Incentives toolkit and join the SNAP Incentives Action Team!

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is Hiring a Program Officer for the Healthy Children, Healthy Weight Team

The Foundation is seeking a program officer to focus on its efforts to ensure that all children and their families have an equitable opportunity to achieve their optimal health and well-being. RWJF’s aims to improve child and family well-being, particularly during the earliest years of a child’s life, through policy, systems, and environmental changes.

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2018 State Report Cards on Active Kids and Communities Show Opportunities to Strengthen Policy for Walking

A new report out from the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and the Y, Making Strides: 2018 State Report Cards on Support for Walking, Bicycling, and Active Kids and Communities, analyzes state policy in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia to provide a snapshot of each state’s support for walking, biking, and physical activity.

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NEW Funding Opportunity from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
August 2, 2018

Nearly one-fifth of Americans live in low-income neighborhoods without access to a good jobs, good homes, and good schools. And, what happens when illness strikes? In most cases, they remain sick or get even sicker. Many will die 20 years earlier than others who live just a few miles away because of differences in education, employment, housing, safety, environment, and access to quality health care.

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DC Greens: Overcoming Food Insecurity in the Nation’s Capital

One of the core tenants for DC Greens, a grantee of Voices for Healthy Kids, is addressing food policy head on by shifting the power to the people experiencing challenges. Their mission is to use the levers of food education, access, and policy to advance food justice in the nation's capital.

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