Kids Walk for the Right to Play in a Safe Neighborhood

Published May 19, 2017 1640 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 their 5th annual Pea...

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Save the Date: PlayROCs your Neighborhood 2017!

Published April 26, 2017 1398 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 1449 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 1999 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 order to work toge...

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Healthi Headlines - March 2017

Published March 24, 2017 1291 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 region....

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City Paves the Way for Play in Neighborhoods

Published March 7, 2017 1283 Views

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Healthi Headlines - February 2017

Published February 27, 2017 1392 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 Conference in April. Her presen...

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Connections: Understanding SNAP and promoting access to healthy food

Published February 6, 2017 1481 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 1467 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 playable cit...

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Eating Healthy in the Winter

Published January 19, 2017 1344 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 keeping a he...

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

Published January 10, 2017 1357 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 video and blog...

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Rochester named a Bicycle Friendly Community

Published January 10, 2017 1424 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 mentioning our efforts to...

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