HB 6027, Healthy Local Foods Incentive Fund, Passes Illinois House

House Bill 6027 (Rep. Tryon; Sen. Harmon), the Healthy Local Food Incentives Fund proposal, passed unanimously out of the Illinois House of Representatives on April 22, 2016. The Fund will support “Double Value Coupon Programs,” creating affordable access to healthy food at farmers markets and other direct producer-to-consumer venues for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, known as […]

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Listen now: IAPO Coalition Meeting, “Tackling the Health Equity Challenges to Healthy Eating & Active Living”

Tackling the Health Equity Challenges to Healthy Eating and Active Living: New Research and Action Strategies For the first time since 2014, coalition members from across the state convened for the all-IAPO webinar on Tuesday, March 22nd. On this webinar, participants heard and shared updates on all the innovative and coordinated work happening across the […]

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Upcoming webinar – Pump Up P.E.: Ways to Effectively Engage Parents

Join a webinar on Monday, January 25, 2016 from 12:30pm-2pm on how physical educators can better engage parents as champions of physical education and school health. Hosted by the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity’s workgroup on Childhood Nutrition & Physical Activity in Educational Settings, this webinar will feature physical educators, school leaders, physicians, and a […]

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IAPO Workgroup Progress in 2015

Childhood Nutrition and Physical Activity in Educational Settings This workgroup’s 2015 focus was to support implementation of the new P.E. learning standards and policies in schools across the state, to work to ensure the state maintains its daily P.E. requirement in schools, and to promote the implementation of the new competitive foods standards in schools. […]

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Healthy & Active Communities Network – October 2015 Quarterly Call on Enhanced P.E.

Each quarter, the Healthy & Active Community Network (HACN) convenes a call on a subject of interest for local coalitions. Since 2012, Illinois has been working to promote enhanced P.E., an evidence-based intervention for improving physical activity recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Enhanced P.E.is defined as “programs that increase the length […]

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