VOICES for Alabama's Children and ADECA Announce Funding and New Partnerships to Implement Healthy Food Financing ProgramJan 19, 2016 10:05 AM | ADECA Director Jim Byard Jr. announced Thursday that Gov. Robert Bentley has reserved $400,000 through the Appalachian Regional Commission - one of ADECA's federal partner programs that covers 37 north Alabama counties - for a partnership with Pathway Lending, a community development financial institution that will make loans more easily accessible for businesses in rural areas of the 37-county ARC region.
- Jan 7, 2016 3:05 PM | New federal dietary guidelines announced on Thursday for the first time recommend Americans eat far less sugar and focus on a day-to-day pattern of eating a variety of nutritious, balanced foods.
- Dec 10, 2015 2:05 PM | Jill Birnbaum, Executive Director of Voices for Healthy Kids, issued the following statement on the progress made in Colorado to ensure all children grow up at a healthy weight by issuing new rules on nutrition, physical activity and screen time in child care facilities.
- Nov 16, 2015 11:00 PM | According to data released by the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention, and analyzed in the annual State of Obesity report by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, in Arizona, North Carolina and New Mexico at least 75 percent of Native American adults are overweight or obese. Texas had the lowest obesity rate for Natives at 51 percent. By Mallory Black / Native Health News Alliance
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- Nov 11, 2015 9:05 AM | What you need to know about how healthy vending machines sell more of the better-for-you foods and beverages--lower in fat, sodium, sugars and calories.
National Philanthropic Roundtable on Native American Nutrition Deemed an "Historic, Breakthrough Moment"Oct 26, 2015 11:00 AM | The American Heart Association (AHA) and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) convened representatives from 41 national philanthropic organizations last week in Minneapolis. Participants focused on the grave problem of Native American nutritional health and agreed on key steps and planning to develop solutions.
- Oct 15, 2015 4:05 PM | For many Native American tribes, powwows are seen as community gatherings, a social time complete with colorful regalia, fry bread and stew, and the familiar sound of traditional drumming and dance. But they're also beginning to serve as important tools for health advocates who are working to reduce health disparities within the population.
- Oct 9, 2015 10:05 AM | The American Heart Association (AHA) and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) will convene a groundbreaking gathering of national philanthropic organizations in Minneapolis on October 14-15. The event will focus on the crisis in Native American nutritional health and food access and the interconnections these issues have with tribal economies and health disparities.
- Sep 15, 2015 6:00 PM | Over the last two years, Voices for Healthy Kids, a joint initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Heart Association, has directly supported more than 50 coalitions, in 20 cities and states, working to help all young people grow up at a healthy weight.
- Sep 1, 2015 10:05 AM | The American Heart Association wants families to feel they can, and are fully equipped to, make healthy choices in the home and within their everyday activities - without throwing schedules completely off or leaving wallets empty.
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- Aug 27, 2015 5:05 PM | From American Heart Association News: U.S. schools have significantly improved school nutrition practices and should continue striving to provide a quality nutrition environment for students.
- Aug 25, 2015 5:00 PM | In Tulsa, Oklahoma, new rules for nutrition standards for city owned vending machines went into effect when the City Attorney signed an Executive Order on July 2, 2015. This ensures that vending machines on city owned and leased properties, such as public libraries, parks, nature centers, the convention center and the Tulsa Zoo all meet recommended nutrition standards and use calorie labeling to provide patrons with healthier options as well as basic education on what is available.
- Aug 6, 2015 10:30 AM | Funders are being invited to discuss the Native American nutrition crisis and opportunities to make critical investments in research, capacity-building, education, policy changes, market-based solutions, and community-driven strategies.
- Jul 9, 2015 3:05 PM | The way food is produced, accessed and funded on tribal lands must be overhauled to combat the obesity and diabetes epidemics plaguing Native Americans, according to a report released Thursday.
Expert on Native American Food Access, Health Disparities, and the Pathways to Healthy Native American CommunitiesJul 9, 2015 3:05 PM | Report Commissioned by the American Heart Association Calls for Mobilization of Tribal Leaders and Key Partners to Bring Healthy Food Access to Native American Communities
- Jul 1, 2015 4:45 PM | The following statement from Jill Birnbaum, Executive Director, Voices for Healthy Kids in support of a new financing program established in Alabama to support access to healthier foods. Governor Robert Bentley held a ceremonial signing of the Healthy Food Financing Act on July 1, 2015.
- Apr 1, 2015 2:05 PM | Supporters of a bill known both as "Community Use" and "The Sledding" Bill gathered today in Gov. Terry Branstad's office to witness the signing of the bill into law.
- Feb 5, 2015 2:15 PM | The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation doubles its commitment toward reversing childhood obesity. [Original content available at www.heart.org and may be reproduced in whole or part without permission as long as you do not alter the text used and provide proper attribution to the American Heart Association.]