Share Your Thoughts on Sodium Reduction

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Since it is processed and prepared foods, not the salt shaker, that contribute 75 percent of Americans salt intake, the Food and Drug Administration is asking for the help of the food industry and restaurants to reduce the high intake of sodium in our diets. The FDA released a draft guidance for the food industry to help reduce sodium consumption …

Webinar: Creating New Opportunities for Active Communities: Shared-Use & Parks Policies in New York State

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When: Thursday May 26th, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm After major wins in the New York State budget, DASH-NY has new opportunities for our policy priorities, including expanding access to indoor and outdoor spaces for physical activity recreation statewide. In a new environmental justice program, the budget allocates $7 million to ensure access to parks, trails, and outdoor recreation for …

Five Years is Long Enough

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By Rebecca Abraham  It’s time to fund the Complete Streets law! In the recently-released New York State Assembly and Senate one-house budgets, the Assembly included $20 million in dedicated funding to ensure the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists. However, the Governor and the Senate failed to include similar provisions in their budgets. In 2011, Governor Cuomo signed the Complete Streets law. …

New Toolkit From the Advancing Prevention Project Addresses Public Health Infrastructure

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By Michele Calvo and Chideraa Ukeje    Health care reform, while on the whole improving people’s lives, is not without its challenges. Through our work with the Advancing Prevention Project (APP), we often hear about the difficulties that local health departments and their partners encounter while trying to navigate New York State’s complex health reform initiatives. One of these challenges …

ACTION ALERT: Tell Legislators to Support Farm to School in New York State

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It’s time to urge New York State legislators to support Farm to School in the 2016-2017 Budget Proposals! The New York School Nutrition Association, the association of school food service professionals, is requesting an increase in the New York State reimbursement of school meals tied to purchasing New York-grown and raised foods. The New York State Farm to School Procurement Incentive would reimburse …