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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New resources highlight success strategies for schools to sell healthier food and maintain revenues

On October 16, the Illinois Public Health Institute released five tip sheets to help schools implement Smart Snacks in School while minimizing negative financial impact. Strategies are shared from eight school districts across the country that improved nutrition standards for their snack and à la carte food and beverages, known as “competitive foods,” and maintained food service revenue. […]

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2014 All-IAPO Conference: Recap, Resources and Opportunities for Continued Engagement

This fall, nearly 170 partners from across the state came together to celebrate the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity’s (IAPO) successes, network and connect, and provide input into the strategic direction for IAPO in the years ahead. A diverse array of nonprofits, local health departments, state agencies, hospital systems, community-based organizations, academics and health providers […]

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Listen: Oct. P.E. webinars on new standards

Enhancing P.E. in Illinois: An Overview of New Learning Standards and Physical Education Requirements Recorded: Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 11:30AM-12PM – Access the recording here (brief registration required) Enhancing P.E. in Illinois: Tips for Implementing the New Learning Standards for Physical Development and Health Recorded: Thursday, October 9, 2014, 2:00PM-3:00PM – Access the recording here (brief registration […]

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