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This fact sheet from the Center for Science in the Public Interest describes how dollar stores are rapidly multiplying, especially in low-income and rural areas, where larger, national grocers are less prevalent. Dollar stores’ shelves are stocked with fewer options than traditional grocery stores, with a predominance of nutrition-poor items like candy, chips, and soda. Healthy food options are limited. To improve access to nutritious foods and beverages, dollar stores should stock more fresh, healthy options.

Click here for more information.

 

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The “I Can Do It” program is a strategic physical activity program for students with disabilities in the K-12 school setting designed to provide access, equity, and facilitate and encourage opportunities for students with disabilities to be physically active for 60 minutes a day.

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A new toolkit has been released by IllumiNative, For Our Future: An Advocate’s Guide to Supporting Indigenous Peoples’ Day, draws on the lessons and research from Native advocates who are on the frontlines fighting for change. Voices for Healthy Kids provided funding to support the development of this resource.

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All children deserve the opportunity to meet their full health potential and lead a fulfilling life. Yet health inequities in the United States prevent many kids from meeting their full potential. Research shows that prevention and early intervention are effective for children living in circumstances that put them at risk (such as living in poverty or being exposed to chronic adversity). Practice, policy, and systems-level changes informed by science can reduce the odds of adverse exposures, narrow health disparities, and advance health equity.

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Sustainability in the context of diet is not a new issue. The challenge is how to turn today’s more complex, nuanced definition of sustainability into a feasible reality.

This particularly difficult for those living in low- and middle-income contexts and in countries where tremendous inequalities force policy makers to make difficult decisions about what to prioritize. The rapid demographic transition underway worldwide, with increasing wealth, urbanization, and other factors driving a growing demand for meat also contributes to the challenge of sustainability.

Click here to read more in a report of the proceedings from the 2018 Food Forum of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

 

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