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2018 Year in Review

A Proposed Change to SNAP Would Increase Food Insecurity and Hurt Kids

A Win for Kids: State Invests in Advantage After School Program

Action Alert: Apply to be a Rochester Food Policy Council Member Today!

Action Alert – Parents Needed for RCSD Board of Education!

ACTION ALERT: Share with NYS YOUR Feedback on our Early Care and Education System

Action Alert – Tell Monroe County to Center Kids in their Comprehensive Plan!

Action Alert: Tell Senator Schumer to Protect Summer Meals

Action Alert: Tell Us Your Vision for Play in RCSD!

Action Alert: What Are Your Current Childcare Needs? Take the Survey!

Active fathers have a significant impact on child development

Active Transportation Summit put ideas into motion

An Update from Albany on Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

Neighborhood intersection gets a “Complete Street Makeover” to improve safety and access for all

Call for Volunteers for PlayROCS your Neighborhood

Can A Corner Store Be Healthy?

Candidates respond to questions on issues affecting kids

Recap: Celebrating Global School Play Day 2024

City Council adopts Rochester 2034 Comprehensive Plan

City Paves the Way for Play in Neighborhoods

City releases draft plan for next 15 years

City unveils new extension of the Downtown Play Walk

Coalition Updates - June 2021

Community welcomes story walk at Ryan R-Center

Complete Streets Makeover Recap

Connections: Understanding SNAP and promoting access to healthy food

Drive 2B Better promotes complete streets

Eating Healthy in the Winter

Equity Starts With Engaging Communities and Responding To Concerns

Food for Thought: Creating Rochester's first Food Policy Council

$100K ‘Healthiest Cities’ grant aims to advance health equity in Rochester

Healthi Kids brings international play event to City of Rochester on February 7

Having a Healthy School Year from Start to Finish

Health is Wealth at B+ Healthy Fresh Food Market

Healthi Headlines - April 2017

Healthi Headlines August 2017

Healthi Headlines - February 2017

Healthi Headlines - January 2017

Healthi Headlines - July 2017

Healthi Headlines - June 2017

Healthi Headlines - March 2017

Healthi Headlines - May 2017

Healthi Headlines - November 2017

Healthi Headlines - October 2017

Healthi Kids and DRYS partner to promote #playrocsathome

Healthi Kids comments on food standards

Healthi Kids expands focus to the whole child

Healthi Kids Holds Photovoz Event

Healthi Kids Hosts A PlayROCs Celebration to Honor Community Supporters

Healthi Kids Speaks Out in Opposition to Proposed SNAP Change

Healthi Kids Submits Recommendations to RCSD on Stimulus Funding

Healthi Kids Supports RCSD Reopening Plans

How resident-led advocacy in Rochester, N.Y. is creating a more playful city

How the Proposed Public Charge Rule Affects Whole Child Health

Inclusion training helps schools offer activities for all


It's Our Right To Play! Join Us for the 7th Annual Cameron Peace Walk

Join us for Play the Riverway May 11th!

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

Kids Marched for the Right to Play in a Safe Neighborhood

Kids Walk for the Right to Play in a Safe Neighborhood

Let's Develop Healthy Bedtime Routines!

Mayor Warren Cuts Ribbon on Downtown Play Walk

More Children Need to Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

New York State Amends Contract Process for Out of School Providers

North Clinton Avenue Makeover Featured a Multicultural Flair

What we’re advocating for this NYS budget season

Open Letter to Director Christopher Reeve in Support of 490 Farmers

Our Highlights: July - December 2020

Parents’ Share with Healthi Kids Their Needs and Perceptions of Childcare During COVID-19

Place matters for bicyclists and pedestrians

Healthi Kids Playful Learning Summit to explore the transformative power of play in education

#PLAYROCSATHOME - Snow Much Fun Winter Activity Ideas

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

Press Release: National Early Childhood Expert to Kickoff Playful Learning Initiative for Rochester's Youth

Racism is a public health crisis

RCSD School Board Unanimously Approves Revised District Wellness Policy

Recognizing ROC Kids and Teens | Kid-History Spotlight

It's time to #RescueRecess

Resources for Families: COVID-19

Returning to Play After a COVID-19 Infection | Guidance for Families

ROC the Future Selected for Community-led Playground Project to Give Local Kids More Opportunities to Play

Rochester kids and adults reclaimed their neighborhoods for play

Rochester named a Bicycle Friendly Community

Rochester’s Inaugural Food Policy Council Announces Selection of First Members

Safe driving campaign seeks help posting signs

Safer Streets Through Slower Speeds

Save the Date: PlayROCs your Neighborhood 2017!

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

Celebrating National Social Emotional Learning Day

Sign Up Today For PlayROCs your Neighborhood 2022!

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

Spring/Summer 2023 Quarterly Update

Summer Meals program innovates to reach more kids due to coronavirus pandemic

The Federal Budget: The Wins & What We’re Watching

The New York State Budget: The Wins and What We're Watching

The Power of Play on TikTok: 5 Tips from Mega Influencer Chaz Bruce

What's next for the Farm Bill?

Where Do Rochester's Candidates Stand on the Physical, Social and Emotional Health of Kids?

Why did Healthi Kids conduct a Racial Equity Impact Analysis of our Advocacy Agenda?

Winter 2023 Quarterly Update

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




Virtual Training for Educators | Facilitated by author Diane H. Craft

Participate in our child care focus groups!

Global School Play Day 2024

Photovoz: Picturing Play

Active & Inclusive Play Training

PlayROCs Your Neighborhood

FLX Teens are Alright: Youth mental health and well-being in the midst of COVID-19

Healthi Kids Kid-History Spotlight

ROC Farmers Markets: COVID-19 Updates

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Anna Laurenza, MPH, Early Childhood Project Coordinator

Candice Williams, Healthi Schools Coordinator

Carter Remy, MA, PlayROCs Coordinator

Dina Faticone, Chief Program Officer

Erick Stephens, Parent Engagement Specialist

Hannah Shippee, Program Coordinator

Jenn Beideman, MPA, Advocacy Manager

Jesse Knoth, PlayROCs Project Coordinator

Mike Bulger, MA, Food Policy Manager

Stephanie David, JD, MPH, Children's Health Policy Associate

William Rivera-Bloodworth, MA, Communications Specialist

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