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Healthi Headlines - July 2017

Published: July 24, 2017 10:22pm 85 Views

Healthi Kids' Change Agenda Healthi Kids, which was created in 2007, stands for "Healthy Eating and Active Living Through policy and practice Initiatives for Kids." Back in 2008, our Healthi Kids Policy Team, a group of community leaders brought together by Common Gro...

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Can A Corner Store Be Healthy?

Published: July 20, 2017 10:26pm 94 Views

Can a Corner Store Be Healthy? In Rochester, kids often snack on chips and soda instead of healthy options like fresh fruits. For decades, studies have shown that most Americans are eating too few healthy fruits and vegetables, and too many sugary beverages like soda. This has led to an epide...

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Healthi Headlines - June 2017

Published: June 26, 2017 10:31pm 87 Views

Story Walk Opens at Phillis Wheatley Library On May 31st, kids, families and neighborhood residents celebrated the grand opening of the interactive Story Walk at Phillis Wheatley Library! The project was one of 50 winners in KaBOOM's Play Everywhere Challenge las...

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Safer Streets Through Slower Speeds

Published: May 26, 2017 10:33pm 76 Views

Physical activity helps kids develop healthy bodies and minds. Kids who are active are more likely to have healthy weights, succeed in school, and have higher self-esteem. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that kids strive for 60 minutes of physical activity each day, a...

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Healthi Headlines - May 2017

Published: May 21, 2017 10:37pm 79 Views

5th Annual Peace Walk at Cameron Community Ministries We all know that every child has the right to play. Our playability data shows that one of the top barriers to play in Rochester is neighborhood safety. The children atCameron Community Ministries are all too fami...

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Kids Walk for the Right to Play in a Safe Neighborhood

Published: May 19, 2017 10:40pm 87 Views

The Cameron After School Program Hosts their 5th Annual Peace Walk through the Lyell/Otis Neighborhood. Rochester, N.Y. – The children of Cameron Community Ministries’ After School Program marched today for peace and for their right to play in a safe neighborhood. Hosting the...

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Save the Date: PlayROCs your Neighborhood 2017!

Published: April 26, 2017 10:43pm 79 Views

Join the Movement: Host a Play Day in Your Neighborhood Last year, Healthi Kids had a crazy idea - to partner with neighborhoods across the city to create multiple pop up play spaces on the same day. The event, PlayROCs your Neighborhood, raised awareness for safe and accessible play spaces f...

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Healthi Headlines - April 2017

Published: April 24, 2017 10:46pm 85 Views

Rochester Area Community Foundation Summer Meals Mini Grant Opportunity Healthi Kids is happy to share the news that the Rochester Area Community Foundation Summer Meals mini grants are here! Have you served summer meals in the City of Rochester in the past? This opportunity would le...

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Kids are Agents for Change: How to Engage Students in Advocacy

Published: April 12, 2017 10:50pm 81 Views

 By: Jenn Beideman, Healthi Kids Policy & Research Associate  The Healthi Kids Coalition brings together parents, students, community organizations, local businesses and universities to advocate for healthier more active kids in Rochester and Monroe County. We know, that in orde...

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Healthi Headlines - March 2017

Published: March 24, 2017 10:56pm 73 Views

FLHSA is now Common Ground Health We're thrilled to share that the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency is now Common Ground Health! Common Ground Health is a regional health planning organization that brings together diverse stakeholders to transform health and health care in our reg...

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City Paves the Way for Play in Neighborhoods

Published: March 7, 2017 10:59pm 72 Views

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Healthi Headlines - February 2017

Published: February 27, 2017 11:00pm 76 Views

Healthi Kids' Play Advocacy to be Shared at Two National Conferences Healthi Kids' Jenn Beideman will share how the PlayROCs movement has grown in Rochester at the Active Living Research Conference in February and the US Play Coalition's Value of Play Conf...

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Connections: Understanding SNAP and promoting access to healthy food

Published: February 6, 2017 11:03pm 84 Views

The New York Times set off a kind of firestorm with a front-page story on food stamps, or SNAP benefits. The story pushed the claim that soft drinks are the number one purchase for households that use SNAP. It turns out that the Times did a rather loose job at interpreting the data, and critics...

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Healthi Headlines - January 2017

Published: January 24, 2017 6:56pm 66 Views

Healthi Kids' 2016 Year in Review   2016 was a big year for the Healthi Kids team, we've accomplished a lot in moving forward our change agenda. From summer meals, active schools, healthier school meals, fostering family engagement, and building a walkable, bikeable, and...

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Eating Healthy in the Winter

Published: January 19, 2017 6:59pm 74 Views

Eating Healthy in the Winter Tips of what fresh fruits and vegetables to eat and where to find them The cold winter months mean that some delicious fruits and vegetables are now in season. Don’t miss out on the chance to add some color and warmth to your plates this year all while keepin...

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Playworks Video: Play is transforming children and adults in the City of Rochester

Published: January 10, 2017 7:05pm 74 Views

Play Works for Rochester  A huge thanks to Playworks is in order for highlighting our work with the Greater Rochester Health Foundation and the Rochester City School District to ensure every child has active daily recess and a positive play environment. Check out their great new vide...

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Rochester named a Bicycle Friendly Community

Published: January 10, 2017 7:03pm 65 Views

Rochester named a Bicycle Friendly Community Rochester has been named a 2016 Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists! The city earned a bronze award over all for bicycle friendly initiatives. Thank you to the League of American Bicyclists for mention...

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