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NIH Director Talks about Obesity on the Colbert Report
NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins brought a serious message recently on the Comedy Central’s Colbert Report a few days ago. Dr. Francis talked about the importance of eating well and the state of America’s obesity epidemic. Have a few laughs and check out the video.
15 May 2012
Transportation Secretary Promotes Safe Routes to School
On Friday, April 27th, the U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood walked to school with his grandchildren. Why is this news? Because Secretary LaHood was also joined by other community members and children promoting the Safe Routes to School program in Indiana. “We know that...
1 May 2012
Advocate Spotlight! Missouri Doctor Speaks-Up for Safe Routes to School on Capitol Hill
Dr. Jim Blaine of Springfield, MO, knows the importance of prevention. As the Medical Director of the Ozark Technical Community College Health & Wellness Clinic, he has seen cardiovascular events decrease over the last four years by helping patients focus on diet, exercise, and taking the proper...
29 Mar 2012
State Spotlight! New AZ Law Helps Increase Access to Recreational Facilities
Thanks to a new law in Arizona, fields, courts, and playgrounds at schools will soon be more accessible to communities. On March 13 th , Governor Jan Brewer signed a “shared use” bill that limits the liability of schools if they open their grounds during non-instructional hours for recreational...
27 Mar 2012
AHA Advocates Urge Congress to Protect Safe Routes to School
Today, more than a dozen advocates from across the country flew in to Washington D.C. to meet with their Representatives and Senators and urge them to include Safe Routes to School program funding in the pending transportation bill. The timing of these visits could not have been more crucial, as both...
7 Mar 2012
Caution: Walking to school may be hazardous to your health
Today’s a big day in our push to help save Safe Routes to School! We’re blitzing Congress with face-to-face visits by advocates and we’re running an ad in Politico to urge our nation’s legislators to “give America’s kids the right of way to a healthy life” by...
7 Mar 2012
USDA Releases New School Meal Nutrition Standards
Washington, D.C. — American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following statement on the release of the final nutrition standards for school meals announced today by First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack: “For the first time in a generation, America’s...
25 Jan 2012
Health and Human Services Year in Review
Check out this video below from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that recaps 2011. In this video, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks about the Million Hearts Campaign , which the American Heart Association is a proud member. The Campaign aims to prevent one million heart attacks and...
11 Jan 2012
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