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  • Blog Post: New Road Map to the End of Hunger Launched in Minnesota

    The Public News Service of Minnesota published an article on Food Insecurity in our state. AHA's Rachel Callanan serves on the Steering Committee of the Minnesota Food Charter. Check it out! DULUTH, Minn. - Minnesota is set to roll out a new plan on ending hunger as hundreds of advocates from...
  • Blog Post: One Step Closer to Healthy Food Access in Minneapolis!

    The Staple Food Ordinance passed the Minneapolis City Council’s Health, Environment and Community Engagement committee unanimously on October 20, 2014. Huge thank you to You’re the Cure advocate Dr. Courtney Jordan Baechler for testifying on behalf of the American Heart Association. The...
  • Blog Post: Farm to School Program in MN Produces Healthy Results

    Check out the article posted this week in the Public News Service about the Farm to School Program happening in our state! (Photo Credit - Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy) ST. Paul, Minn. - October is National Farm to School Month and in Minnesota, it's an event being celebrated in...
  • Blog Post: MnDOT Starts Applicant Search for SRTS Grants

    MnDOT talks about how they are seeking applicants for the Safe Routes to School grant, check it out! ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota schools and their partners are invited to apply for $1.25 million in Safe Routes to School grant funds for projects that will help more children safely walk and bicycle...
  • Blog Post: Students Take Part In Walk To School Day

    Check out the article posted today on www.publicnewsservice.com! Children all over Minnesota are taking part in Walk To School Day. (Photo: Elizabeth/Flickr) ST. Paul, Minn. - Today is Walk to School Day, and the annual event comes as some school districts in Minnesota see a resurgence in students...
  • Blog Post: Register Now! "How-To" Advocate for the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP)

    SHIP funding will be up for discussion at the Minnesota Legislature in 2015. Thursday November 6th, 2014 - 6:00 - 7:00 PM and Friday November 7th, 2014 - 12:00 - 1:00 PM. Join other advocates across Minnesota to learn about how you can advocate for SHIP! Learn tips and message points from our expert...
  • Blog Post: Minnesota: Building Coalitions to Improve Public Health

    Want a behind the scenes glance at some of the reasons for our success in Minnesota around Safe Routes to School? Then check out this great article on the success of our coalition work around obesity prevention. Minnesota: Building Coalitions to Improve Public Health One way to encourage children...
  • Blog Post: Move MN Campaign Update from Erik

    Wanna know the latest about the Move MN campaign and the American Heart Association's involvement? Then check out this message from AHA Campaign Coordinator, Erik Petzel. We have been busy this summer building support for passing a multi-model transportation funding package, including dedicated...
  • Blog Post: Georgia Morse Middle School First SD School to Achieve School Nutrition Award

    Georgia Morse Middle School in Pierre is the first South Dakota school to receive a Healthy Schools Award through the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Former principal, Troy Wiebe accepted the award in Washington DC. The Alliance’s Healthy Schools Program brings parents, school staff, and...
  • Blog Post: Poll Released on Parents Support for Healthier School Food Policies

    The American Heart Association, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the PEW Charitable Trusts released a poll earlier this week which found the majority of parents support national nutrition standards for both school meals and snack food and beverages sold in schools. Check it out below! Parents Support...
  • Blog Post: Letter to the Editor - MN Schools Reducing Physical Education

    This weekend the Star Tribune ran an article talking about PE in Minnesota and the waivers schools are seeking in order to close the education gap. We know that fit kids learn better and less Physical Education isn't the answer. Please check out the Letter to the Editor that ran in the Star Tribune...
  • Blog Post: August Recess Recap

    During the August Recess, state advocates delivered special puzzle pieces highlighting nutritional foods that "fit" into a successful school day for every child. Members of congress are trying to roll-back strong nutrition standards for school meals, and we want to remind them how important...
  • Blog Post: The State of Obesity: Minnesota Report

    In recognition of Childhood Obesity Awareness month, we are pleased to be able to provide our advocates with the most recent statistics on childhood obesity in our state and across the nation. The State of Obesity report (formerly F as in Fat), a project of the Trust for America’s Health and the...
  • Blog Post: The State of Obesity: Illinois Report

    In recognition of Childhood Obesity Awareness month, we are pleased to be able to provide our advocates with the most recent statistics on childhood obesity in our state and across the nation. The State of Obesity report (formerly F as in Fat), a project of the Trust for America’s Health and the...
  • Blog Post: August Recess Visit: Congresswoman Betty McCollum

    Don't be puzzled! You're the Cure advocate and Minnesota State Advocacy Committee President Dale Wakasugi dropped by Congresswoman Betty McCollum's office during session break, and shared his thoughts with the new intern from the University of Minnesota on continued support of the "healthy...
  • Blog Post: August Recess Visit: Rep. Keith Ellison

    You’re the Cure advocate and Minnesota State Advocacy Committee member, Mark Olson visited Minnesota Representative Keith Ellison's office to deliver a few special puzzle pieces highlighting nutritional foods that "fit" into a successful school day for every child. Like other advocates...
  • Blog Post: August Recess Visit: Rep. John Kline

    You’re the Cure advocate and Minnesota State Advocacy Committee member, Jolene Tesch and her two little ones Charlie and Raina visited Minnesota Representative John Kline’s office today to deliver a few special puzzle pieces highlighting nutritional foods that "fit" into a successful...
  • Blog Post: August Recess: Representative Peterson

    You're the Cure advocates like Mary Bertram and Minnesota Advocacy Committee member, Jo DeBruycker are puzzled why some Members of Congress are trying to roll-back strong nutrition standards for school meals. So Mary and Jo made a visit to Representative Colin Peterson's office, delivering a...
  • Blog Post: Study Released on Childhood Obesity Policy

    Health Talk (University of Minnesota) posted an article today on Childhood Obesity Research. Check it out! AHA's RVP of Advocacy, Rachel Callanan was co-author! How our legislators make decisions depends on a variety of factors such as expert beliefs, constituents’ opinions, political principles...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Spotlight: Quality Physical Education - What is it?

    Breon Schroeder Derby Spearfish SD and Chadron NE Some individuals may remember a time where ‘gym’ class revolved around an unstructured chaos of playing dodge-ball, being picked last for teams, and sitting on the sidelines while the instructor focused on getting his or her athletes prepared...
  • Blog Post: Senator Mattie Hunter's Health and Education Fair

    On August 2nd, at Senator Mattie Hunter's Health and Education Fair, the American Heart Association and the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity partnered to educate over 500 individuals on the health impact of sugar sweetened beverages and the HEAL ACT. Volunteers collected surveys gauging the audiences'...
  • Blog Post: Many schools prepared for new federal lunch standards

    Thousands of schools around the country have found new ways of providing “smart” snacks for students – well in advance of updated federal lunch standards that begin with the upcoming school year. Schools across the country will be following updated Department of Agriculture rules...
  • Blog Post: Farm to Childcare Program Introduced in MN

    Check out this article from the Public News Service - MN, talking about how statewide childcare centers are starting to introduce healthy habits and fresh foods to young children. (photo courtesy of New Horizon Academy) ST. PAUL, Minn. – An effort to get more fresh, healthy and local foods on...
  • Blog Post: Letter to the Editor on Sugar Sweetened Beverages

    Since the issue of sugar sweetened beverage taxes has recently garnered a lot of media attention in Illinois and throughout the country, we wanted to make sure you saw this op-ed by AHA volunteer, Dr. Goutham Rao, in the Chicago Sun-Times over the weekend. Kudos, Goutham, on the nice piece! Thank...
  • Blog Post: Another Great Year for Heart-Health Policy in Minnesota

    Thanks to the hard work of advocates like YOU, Minnesota had another great year in moving heart-health policies forward. Together, we have worked to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke and we have much to celebrate this year! Below is a brief summary of the bills we helped...