New York City
NYC Healthy Kids' Meals -- We did it!
On Thursday, March 28th, the NYC Council passed the Healthy Kids' Meal bill which requires all NYC restaurants that offer a children’s menu to make a healthy beverage option – like water, seltzer, or low-fat milk – the default option that comes with the meal.
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One step closer to healthier kids' meals in NYC restaurants
On Monday, February 25, the NYC Council Committee on Health will be holding a hearing to discuss the Healthy Kids Meal bill, which is the last stop before the full Council votes on whether to pass the bill into law.
We can make NYC streets safer for active lifestyles
Safer streets lead to a healthier New York City. Active transportation -- biking, walking, or rolling to work, school, or around the community -- is an easy and convenient way to increase physical activity.
NYC: Let's keep nicotine away from our kids!
Nicotine is a harsh and exceptionally addictive substance. In order to mask nicotine's taste, tobacco companies commonly add flavoring to both cigarettes and e-cigarettes.
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Support Complete Streets for a Healthier NYC
Complete Streets are streets that are designed to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities.
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Let's finally serve kids better in NYC.
Tell your Council Member to be a voice for healthier children in NYC!
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Keep NYC kids active once summer is over!
Summer is a great time to be a kid. The weather is warm, and daylight lasts longer so there’s a lot of opportunity to run around outside and be active. When they go back to school, it’s not as easy to get daily exercise. That’s why effective physical education is so important.
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Let's meet the NYC Council closer to home
AHA Advocates turned the NYC Council offices RED during the 2018 New York City Lobby Day.
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Tabitha Ellis, New York City
Tabitha Ellis was born with a hole in her heart. At two years old she had heart surgery and a valve replacement, and her scar is a constant reminder of how valuable and fragile life can be for all of us.
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Good Food Goes Bad
Have you seen the Good Food Goes Bad ad campaign? You'll find these ads in bus shelters across New York City, on billboards in Times Square, and at the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel coming into NYC!