Governor Sends Amendatory Veto for HB 6027

The Governor has returned HB 6027, the Healthy Local Food Incentives Fund bill, to the legislators with an amendatory veto. The Governor has proposed the following changes to the bill: The funding, subject to appropriations, has been reduced from $1 million to $500,000 No funding can be used for operating expenses, meaning all funds must […]

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Join us for the 9/28 IAPO coalition meeting in Normal, IL!

REGISTER HERE to join the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity at its annual in-person coalition meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 28th, 2016 (10:00 AM – 2:30 PM CST) at the Illinois State University Alumni Center (101 North Main Street, Room 118 ) in Normal, IL. This once-yearly in-person meeting will include opportunities to: HEAR from policy […]

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Public health win! Public & parents can now see how much P.E. Illinois children are getting

As a result of continuous advocacy by health promotion and disease prevention groups like the Illinois Public Health Institute, Healthy Schools Campaign and others, and following a recommendation of the Enhanced Physical Education Task Force (EPETF), all Illinois public schools are now required to report the average number of days of physical education (P.E.) they […]

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Recent Webinar Recordings – Marketing to Kids and New Laws & Standards to Pump Up P.E. in Illinois

The Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity (IAPO) held two webinars in June: A) On Wednesday, June 8th, 3:00-4:15pm CST, IAPO’s workgroup on Childhood Nutrition & Physical Activity in Educational Settings hosted a webinar, New Laws & Standards to Pump Up P.E. in Illinois. Watch the webinar (brief registration required). Since 2012, Illinois has been working to implement […]

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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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