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New funding opportunities for nutrition policy in Native American communities

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) and Voices for Healthy Kids are teaming up to support innovative nutrition-based, health-focused advocacy efforts in Native American communities with the creation of a $200,000 grant program.

November 14, 2017

Governor Baker Signs Budget – Massachusetts Food Trust is Funded!

Governor Baker has signed the FY18 State Operating Budget, which includes $100,000 to support the operating costs of implementing the Massachusetts Food Trust program.

August 7, 2017

Alabama’s Healthy Food Financing Progress

More than 1.8 million Alabamians, including nearly half-a-million children, live in areas with limited access to grocers and other fresh food retailers. But that is changing with recent progress in funding the Alabama Healthy Food Financing Program!

July 12, 2017

Funding for the Healthy Food for Ohio program

The Healthy Food for Ohio (HFFO) program was allocated $200K in House Bill 49, the State of Ohio’s biennial budget bill.

June 30, 2017

Louisiana Funds Healthy Food Retail Act

For the second year in a row, the Governor and legislators included $1 million in the budget to fund the Healthy Food Retail Act.

June 29, 2017

North Carolina General Assembly Again Funds Healthy Corner Store Initiative

The North Carolina General Assembly has included $250,000 in continued funding for the statewide Healthy Corner Store Initiative in this year’s final state budget, bringing the total state investment to $500,000.

June 28, 2017

Fertile Ground II: Growing the Seeds for Native American Health Final Report

The Fertile Ground II final report is designed to create a strategic framework and roadmap for Native-led change to improve nutrition and Native American health.

September 28, 2016

Healthy food movement gaining steam with food trust funding

For millions of Americans, geography might be the biggest barrier to a healthy diet.

American Heart Association News

September 17, 2016

Breaking News: Healthy Food Access in Louisiana

The Governor just signed the budget bill, including $1 million in funding to implement the Healthy Food Retail Act.

Voices for Healthy Kids

June 27, 2016

Healthy Small Food Retailer Act in New Jersey

S-1129/A-1877—Healthy Small Food Retailer Act—has just passed the NJ Senate.

Voices for Healthy Kids

June 23, 2016

Advocates and Lawmakers Gather to Pray for Healthy Food Access in North Carolina

North Carolina lawmakers, advocates, airmen and members of the faith community gathered at the North Carolina Museum of History to pray, eat and discuss improving access to healthy food across the state through the Healthy Corner Store Initiative.

North Carolina Alliance for Health

June 6, 2016

Rebecca Landsberry / Native Health News Alliance

May 19, 2016

Groundbreaking Conference Advances Native Health and Nutrition Policy Efforts

Update on Fertile Ground II: Growing the Seeds of Native American Health

Voices for Healthy Kids

May 13, 2016

Cheaper Healthy Food Would Save Millions of Lives

It’s one thing to encourage people to eat more fruits and vegetables, but quite another to help them actually afford them.

Time

March 1, 2016

All Children Deserve to Grow Up at a Healthy Weight

One year ago, I traveled to New York City to announce that the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation would commit $500 million toward the goal of helping all children grow up at a healthy weight by 2025, bringing our total investment on this issue to more than $1 billion.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

February 8, 2016