As part of their continuing efforts to help transform the culture of breastfeeding, the lactation pod pioneers at Mamava released their list of the ten best airports for breastfeeding moms in the United States. The recent passage of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 features provisions for the Friendly Airports for Mothers (FAM) Act, including a… Continue Reading 10 Best Airports for Breastfeeding Moms in the U.S.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five U.S. school-age children and young people ages 6 to 19 years suffers from obesity, a tripling of such numbers since the 1970s. For individual children, genetics, eating and exercise all play a role in weight status—but the influence of a community’s design, programs… Continue Reading Community Efforts to Combat Childhood Obesity Effective
Healthy Active Arkansas, in partnership with the Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation, awarded water bottle filling stations to 20 Arkansas schools as part of the Rethink Your Drink: Choose Water grant program. This program, supported by a grant from the Delta Dental Foundation, is designed to encourage students, teachers and staff to drink water instead… Continue Reading Arkansas Schools Receive Water Filling Stations
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) researchers recently published an article in CDC’s Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) journal on the associations between state-level guidance and the policies and practices in school districts regarding food and beverage marketing and promotion. State agencies play a critical role in providing school districts with guidance and technical assistance… Continue Reading State and District-Level Policies for Food Marketing in U.S. School Districts
Recognition programs identify and acknowledge programs, communities, or organizations that encourage exemplary activities that often go above and beyond policies and regulations. State child care agencies, public health agencies, and/or child care resource and referral agencies (CCR&Rs) can create child-care specific recognition programs to highlight providers that meet specific best practice criteria. Healthy and active… Continue Reading Health and Wellness Recognition Programs
The National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference, in cooperation with the National CACFP Forum, draws anti-hunger and anti-poverty advocates; federal, state and local government officials; child advocates; representatives of food banks and food rescue organizations; and nutrition and anti-obesity groups. Members of Congress, Hill staff, and key Administration officials attend the conference, provide comments as part of… Continue Reading CACFP Leadership and Anti-Hunger Policy Conference