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Breaking News: Prince George’s County, MD Announces Expansion of the Maryland Market Money Program

Yesterday, the Prince George’s County Department of Social Services announced the expansion of the Maryland Market Money Program in Prince George’s County, an initiative that allows those receiving federal nutrition benefits to receive matching dollars when buying from local farmers markets.

May 31, 2019
in SNAP Incentives

Progress in Texas – SNAP Incentives

The Texas Legislature passed HB 1834, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) incentives legislation. The bill requires the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to conduct a study on local SNAP incentive programs and make recommendations on how these programs can be expanded across the state.

May 30, 2019
in SNAP Incentives

Breaking News: Access to Healthy Food in Oklahoma!

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed SB 1065 into law, which includes $500,000 for the state’s Healthy Food Financing Incentives (HFFI) program.

May 29, 2019
in Healthy Food Access

Breaking News: Progress for CA Complete Streets!

Breaking News! Senate Bill 127, which will prioritize the creation of ‘complete streets,’ including safer and better designed sidewalks, bikeways, and crosswalks, on state highways that run through cities, towns, and neighborhoods passed out the Senate with a 28-9 bipartisan vote.

May 24, 2019
in Complete Streets

Supporting Healthy Kids and Communities Through Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School programs are proven to effectively increase walking and biking to school and improve attendance, health, and well-being. Studies show that Safe Routes to School programs increase walking and biking between 31 and 43 percent.

April 22, 2019
in Safe Routes

Water Bottle Filling Stations in Kentucky Schools!

Kentucky has become the first state to require water bottle filling stations for all newly constructed schools and school modernization projects!

April 22, 2019
in School Wellness

Breaking News: Progress for Kids’ Meals in Hawaii

The Hawaii Senate has passed S.B. 549, a bill that promotes healthy meal options for children.

April 18, 2019
in Kids' Meals

The State of Preemption

Many policies that help make communities healthier start locally. But what if your state lawmakers suddenly passed legislation that took away the ability of community members, city councils, school districts, and counties to help prevent heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes? Some states have already passed laws that stop, limit, or discourage local communities from enacting commonsense policy solutions that help create healthier environments.

April 10, 2019

Breaking News: Progress for NYC Kids’ Meals

The New York City Council voted to advance the NYC Healthy Kids Meals Bill, making water, milk and 100% fruit juice the standard drink with kids’ meals.

March 28, 2019
in Kids' Meals

First Nations Development Institute

March 21, 2019