Healthy Eating Active Living Act Reintroduced in Illinois – Bill Estimated to Raise More Than $600 Million for Health, Wellness in State

Springfield, Ill – Feb. 19, 2015 – Today Sen. Mattie Hunter (D- 3rd District) and Rep. Robyn Gabel (D- 18th District) introduced the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Act [SB 1584 and HB 2667], to provide tools and resources for Illinois families to live healthier lives. The bill is expected to generate more than $600 […]

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Advancing the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity’s State Action Roadmap

2015 is the second year that IAPO will pursue a legislative agenda in Springfield. IAPO’s workgroups, Steering Committee and Leadership Council work together to determine legislative and administrative advocacy priorities to help advance the State Obesity Action Roadmap. IAPO’s 2015 Legislative & Administrative Priorities The Healthy Eating Active Living Act: The Healthy Eating + Active […]

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New Rethink Your Drink and HEAL Act Materials!

In 2014, the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO) launched the Rethink Your Drink educational campaign to educate Illinoisans on the harmful effects of consuming sugar-sweetened beverages and healthier beverage options. IAPO has now released updated Rethink Your Drink materials for 2015. Check these out!   Help spread the word with the Rethink Your Drink poster, […]

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Stories from the field: Smart Snacks implementation across the country

On November 14th, the Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) hosted a webinar to share strategies, best practices and success stories from schools implementing improved nutrition standards across the country. This webinar is a companion to five tip sheets IPHI released in October to help schools implement Smart Snacks in School while minimizing negative financial impact. These tip sheets […]

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Congrats, Berkeley, on being the first city to pass a tax on sugary drinks!

Chicago, Ill. – The Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO) congratulated the citizens of Berkeley, California, today, for becoming the country’s first city to pass a tax on sugary drinks. Berkeley voters gave overwhelming approval to Measure D, with three quarters of voters voting Yes. Only a simple majority was required for passage. The measure […]

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