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Rethink Your Drink – First Soda Tax in Effect

Posted on: November 20th, 2014 by Glenn

Earlier this month, Berkeley California became the first jurisdiction in the United States to impose a soda tax.  This is a huge step for the public health world.  Soda accounts for more added calories in adolescent diets than any other single source.  Imposing a tax makes the consumer think twice about what they’re buying and Read the Rest…

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SR2S – It’s Not Just About Chickens

Posted on: November 15th, 2014 by Glenn

We had fun last month with our SR2S campaign and ‘Walker’, the Safe Routes to School Chicken.  But Safe Routes to School is not just fun and games, it actually works!  A new study shows a consistent year-to-year increase in kids walking and biking to school in areas with an active Safe Routes to School Read the Rest…

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Learning about Farm to School

Posted on: November 4th, 2014 by Glenn

Adirondack Farm to School Initiative (which the Heart Network is a member of) hosted staff development training for school cafeteria staff and teachers on October 24th at the Wild Center.  Over 60 participants attended the event where they learned about Farm to School activities for the classroom, cafeteria, and school gardens.  Ruth Pino, Director of Read the Rest…

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Big Tobacco Places Warnings on E-Cigs

Posted on: October 1st, 2014 by Glenn

Tobacco companies who are now producing E-cigarettes are placing explicit warnings on their packaging explaining the addictiveness of nicotine. An effort to be socially responsible or to circumvent future regulation and law suits? You can find the discussion in the New York Times article from earlier this week

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Secretary Foxx Announces new Bike/Ped Safety Initiative

Posted on: September 11th, 2014 by Glenn

Exciting news on the Federal level!  A new policy will focus on Bike/Ped Safety and includes measures specifically targeting rural communities with state highways as their main street. USDOT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9/10/14 PITTSBURGH – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a new initiative to reduce the growing number of pedestrian and bicyclist injuries Read the Rest…

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