City unveils new extension of the Downtown Play Walk

Published May 6, 2021 72 Views

City unveils new extension of the Downtown Play Walk

(Wednesday, May 5, 2021) – Officials from the City of Rochester and the Healthi Kids Coalition were joined by teens and community members today to cut the ribbon on the newest addition to the City’s Play Walk sidewalk trail. “The Ripple” is an interactive attraction featuring...

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Share with us more about your child care needs during COVID-19

Published March 22, 2021 87 Views

Share with us more about your child care needs during COVID-19

  COVID-19 has changed so much in our community. We know all caregivers have been navigating challenges to keep their kids safe during the pandemic. We also know that many caregivers have had to find new and emergency forms of childcare for their babies, school-aged kids, and teens.&...

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School Meals: How Federal, State and local regulations shape school food & what you can do about it

Published February 15, 2021 913 Views

School Meals: How Federal, State and local regulations shape school food & what you can do about it

Last week we posted some information about Federal nutrition guidelines and the Smart Snack standards. School meals are governed by Federal, State, and local regulations. They are part of an economic system and food system that is not designed to provide kids with fresh food. School food service ope...

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Do you want to support RCSD students by purchasing snacks? Here’s what you need to know

Published February 11, 2021 590 Views

Do you want to support RCSD students by purchasing snacks? Here’s what you need to know

We know. School meals should be better.  Our first campaign 13 years ago was called "Lunch is Gross” – where RCSD students in a 4th grade classroom headed to the School Board and demanded changes. Those kids were successful. They solidified better food standards before the fede...

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Healthi Kids Supports RCSD Reopening Plans

Published February 8, 2021 156 Views

Healthi Kids Supports RCSD Reopening Plans

Over the last year, we have faced several crises due to COVID-19, and the ongoing and systemic acts of police brutality on Black and Brown residents in our community. The current reality for families in our community has changed dramatically from loss of jobs and homes, to losing any semblance o...

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Our Highlights: July - December 2020

Published January 29, 2021 93 Views

Our Highlights: July - December 2020

The last several months have indeed brought countless challenges for us all. However, they have also opened the door for many new opportunities for Healthi Kids’ work. A light has been shed on the importance of, and need for whole child health in our community, and our team has certainly b...

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#PLAYROCSATHOME - Snow Much Fun Winter Activity Ideas

Published January 28, 2021 666 Views

#PLAYROCSATHOME - Snow Much Fun Winter Activity Ideas

Did you know that fresh air is healthy - even in the winter? Outdoor play in the colder months is fun, benefits the social-emotional and physical development in kids, boosts the immune system and promotes wellness overall.  #PLAYROCSATHOME was introduced last May to remind families about...

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