State of Obesity
We know that living at an unhealthy weight increases the chances of getting numerous obesity-related diseases, such as type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure and stroke. The Robert Wood Foundation recently updated state specific statistics in their report entitled "The State of Obesity." The report shows that the CT adult obesity rate has steadily climbed since 1990, when it was at 10%, to today where it is over 26%.
SAVE THE DATE: RI Healthy Schools Coalition Breakfast for School Wellness Leaders - October 9th
The American Heart Association is a proud sponsor of the annual RI Healthy Schools Coalition Breakfast for School Wellness Leaders on October 9th.
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Busy Spring in Trenton!
Our state leaders are hard at work on the state budget. Take some time to let them know what is important to you!
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How to make the most of snow days
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Ryan Boutin, New Hampshire
On the 7th of July 2008, at seven years old, Ryan awoke with abdominal pain.
Nancy Chapman, a long-time American Heart Association volunteer and You’re the Cure advocate, has spent her lifetime promoting the importance of nutrition as it relates to heart health. From teaching classes as a nutritionist, to supporting community health through policy change, Nancy has been an extraordinary asset in the fight against heart disease in the Greater Washington Region.
American Heart Association Asks Rhode Island Legislators to Invest in Children’s Health
The American Heart Association and several partner organizations are urging Rhode Island legislators impose a tax on sugary beverages to fund outdoor recreation, access to healthy foods and other children’s health initiatives.
Another Successful Student Day at the Capitol!
On March 28th, the American Heart Association held the third annual Student Day at the Capitol in Springfield, Illinois. Students from Illinois State University and University of Illinois Springfield, led by You’re the Cure volunteers Dr. Jacqueline Lanier and Scott Saxe, attended an advocacy training in the morning and then spent the afternoon lobbying at the Capitol. The students asked their lawmakers to protect and preserve the daily physical education (P.E.) requirement in Illinois schools and to include a sugary drinks tax in the state budget package.
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Why Measure M in Los Angeles is Important to Me
As an American Heart Association (AHA) volunteer and a member of the Los Angeles County community, I was delighted to hear the news that voters passed Measure M.
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Governor Raimondo Proposes Investment in Outdoor Recreation
Last month, Governor Raimondo released her budget recommendations for FY 2018. We are happy to report that the Governor has proposed a $2.5 million investment in outdoor recreation that would fund local recreation matching grants, state & local recreation programming and recreation capital funding & maintenance.
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