hidden Healthy Kids’ Meals Legislation Proposed in D.C. Council

Healthy Kids’ Meals Legislation Proposed in D.C. Council

  Washington, D.C. – Washington, D.C. Councilmembers Brianne Nadeau and David Grosso introduced legislation this week that would promote healthier beverage choices for Kids’ Meals at restaurants in D.C. The Healthy Beverages for Kids’ Meal Act of 2018 would make healthy choices like water, milk and 100% fruit juice the default beverage option for all


NC Legislature Votes to Support Teacher Funding

On Tuesday, February 13, the NC House voted to support program enhancement courses, like physical education (PE) and art, by slowing down the class size changes and creating a funding stream for enhancement course teachers. The bill, HB 90, now sits on Governor Cooper’s desk, and we expect he will allow the bill to become

hidden Southern Coast Heart Project

Southern Coast Heart Project

In November, the Southern Coast Heart Ball completed their fourth annual Heart Project at the Boys and Girls Club in Jasper County. The AHA collaborated with the Health Promotions students from USC Beaufort and their signature sponsor Audi Hilton Head. They taught the kids about the importance of daily exercise and how to make heart-healthy

hidden South Carolina Celebrates Eat Smart Month

South Carolina Celebrates Eat Smart Month

Seasonal sweet treats and multi-course meals tempt even the most dedicated healthy eaters during the holidays. That’s why the American Heart Association designated November as Eat Smart Month. Kicking off with Eat Smart Day on Nov. 1, the month-long campaign is part of the Association’s new Healthy For Good movement and communities across South Carolina celebrated by working


Little Hats, Big Hearts Goes Viral!

Last month, the American Heart Association’s #LittleHatsBigHearts program was trending on social media. All that buzz has led to a flurry of knitters and crocheters from across the affiliate looking to donate hats to help raise awareness of congenital heart disease and to empower moms to live heart healthy lives while encouraging their children to


North Carolina Policy Success: Child Care Nutrition/Activity Standards

North Carolina has adopted nutrition, physical activity, and screen time standards for both center and home-based Early Care and Education (ECE) providers!  The American Heart Association (AHA) has an established history of working to promote health regulations for NC’s child care centers and child care homes.  In 2009-2010 AHA worked to support Session Law: 2010-117