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Dining Healthy in the Big Apple: New York City Makes Healthy Drinks the Kids' Menu Default

September 23, 2019
New York City has more than 26,000 restaurants. Starting next year, those with children’s menus must offer healthier drinks, like milk and water, as the default drink — thanks to the city’s new Healthy Happy Kids’ Meals Law.
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NC: Come to a Hunger Forum Near You!

September 20, 2019
Concerned about hunger in our state and communities? Want to learn more and do something about it? You can! Join me at one of the upcoming Hunger Forums. Read on to learn more! The purpose of the Hunger Forums is to create an environment where we can listen and learn about food insecurity from the...
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New Podcast! Voices of Hunger NC

September 10, 2019
MomsRising and the North Carolina Alliance for Health are excited to announce the launch of our new podcast, Voices of Hunger NC, in partnership with MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger! Released in time to mark the beginning of National Hunger Awareness month that began September 1st, our podcast...
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[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A photograph of a dining table, taken from an overhead view to show the plates and food arranged from above.]

Let’s Commit to Do Something Grand on Grandparents Day 2019!

September 3, 2019
Since 2012, Generations United – the national organization committed to improving the lives of children, youth and older adults through intergenerational connections – has spearheaded an annual campaign to encourage all generations to Do Something Grand and engage with another generation on Grandparents Day. This year’s theme is “Dig In! Bringing generations to the table” – focusing on connecting younger and older people through food and nutrition.
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El Paso, Texas Launches Nation’s First County-Level Healthy Food Financing Initiative

July 31, 2019
Through a new initiative, El Paso county is actively working to improve food retail infrastructure and bring grocery stores, community markets and mobile food stands to areas of the county with high poverty, few living wage jobs and lack of healthy and affordable food.
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Funded by San Francisco's Sugary Drink Tax, Peace Parks Give Young People a Safe Place to Be Active and Have Fun

July 11, 2019
A new program called Peace Parks creates safe opportunities for teens and young adults who live in neighborhoods affected by crime to go out and have fun at night. San Francisco's sugary drink tax funds most of the program's budget.
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Celebrate Pride with Rainbow Snacks

June 14, 2019
It shouldn’t take Pride Month to talk to our kids about the impact that LBGTQ people have had in our communities, country, and the world. But now’s as good a time as any, since this month the rainbow flags are flying high and proud, and you can’t scroll through your feed without seeing rainbow-...
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Kansas City, MO: New School District Wellness Policy Aims to Create a Culture of Health at School

May 21, 2019
Within Kansas City, MO, a baby born in one neighborhood had a life expectancy 15 years shorter than a child born just a few miles away. Communities Creating Opportunity (CCO),a driving force for social justice and health in Kansas City and a Voices for Healthy Kids grantee, responded to the challenge in many ways. That comprehensive approach to improving health, particularly in neighborhoods that historically have lacked access to financial investment and opportunities, helped Kansas City win a 2015 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize.
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Help us put an end to childhood hunger!

May 20, 2019
Summer is coming and that marks the end of the school year for our kiddos. Summer should be a time to relax, play in the sunshine, and enjoy time with friends and family. But sadly for millions of children, summertime marks the beginning of a three-month episode of hunger. But together, with the...
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Help Close the Hunger Gap for School Children this Summer!

May 17, 2019
1 out of every 5 children in North Carolina struggles with hunger. Schools are key to providing healthy free or reduced price breakfast and lunch to these children; for some students, school meals are the only nutritious meals they will eat that day. One child even shared with his teacher how much...
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