Ogdensburg, NY Ranks #1 in Complete Streets Policies

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Smart Growth America released a report on the Best Complete Streets Policies of 2014 in February. Ranked at number one was the Complete Streets policy of Ogdensburg, NY, on the basis of a scoring methodology that looked at elements like vision and intent.  Ogdensburg Mayor William Nelson, commenting on this accomplishment, said, “A Complete Streets policy is a key part …

DASH-NY Coalition Conference: Call for Proposals!

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Keep the Good Work Going: Creating Sustainable Interventions and Campaigns to Reduce Obesity Disparities Now Accepting Presentation Proposals! DASH-NY Coalition Conference Holiday Inn 205 Wolf Road Albany, NY March 19, 2015 Launching new projects is always surrounded by excitement and optimism, especially with a healthy infusion of new funding. The challenge then becomes, how can you plan for projects to …

Nutrition Standards for Kids’ Meals in NYC

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In August 2014, a bill which would require kids’ meals served in restaurants, that include toys to meet specific nutritional standards was introduced by Council Member Ben Kallos and co-sponsored by Council Members Stephen Levin and Corey Johnson.  The “Healthy Happy Meals” bill applies calories, sodium, and fat standards in children’s meals that are accompanied by toys.s.  Robin Vitale, Senior …

Walk-Bike New York Conference in Suffern, May 21-22, 2014

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  Creating walkable and bikeable environments requires an active collaboration of people with interests in safety, land use, economic development, transportation, education, law enforcement, and health promotion.  The two-day symposium provides participants with the tools to work together to creats walkable and bikeable communities.   Co-sponsored by the New York State Department of Health, planning agencies and organizations included the …