What's New In the News

 

Keep up with important news and topics important to keeping your kid healthy!

 

Healthi Kids in the News

  • Healthi Kids, PLTI Release Results of Candidate Questionnaires in Advance of Primary Day - Minority Reporter (September 2017)
  • Rochester Neighborhoods Shut Down Streets for Play - WXXI (August 2017)
  • Street Serves as Zumba Studio and So Much More for Kids - Spectrum News (August 2017)
  • Streets Shut Down to Provide a Safe Place for Kids to Play - WROC 8 (August 2017)
  • Bike Fatalities Increase; Adults More Likely to be Victims - WXXI (August 2017)
  • Summer Meals Program Expanding Reach with More Locations - Monroe Post (August 2017)
  • Rochester Summer Meals Program Takes Their Show on the Road - Spectrum News (August 2017)
  • Fight Against Obesity Continues During Summer Break - D&C (August 2017)
  • Pop Up Play Areas Raise Awareness for Space Play Spaces - WXXI (July 2017)
  • PlayROCs Play Spaces Pop Up around Rochester - WHEC 10 (July 2017)
  • PlayROCs your Neighborhood Hosts Pop Up Play Days - WROC 8 (July 2017)
  • Healthi Kids to Host PlayROCs your Neighborhood 2017 - Rochester LaVoz (July 2017)
  • Communities Create Safe and Accessible Play Spaces at PlayROCs your Neighborhood  2017 - Minority Reporter (July 2017)
  • Kids: PlayROCs - Rochester City News  (July 2017)
  • Healthi Kids to Host 2017 PlayROCs your Neighborhood Event - Minority Reporter (July 2017)
  • Kids Play, Parcel 5 Keys to Downtown Health - D&C (July 2017)
  • Everyday Trauma Reshapes Rochester Schools' Approach to Teaching & Suspension - D&C (July 2017)
  • Students Get Early Taste of Summer - 13 WHAM (June 2017)
  • How One Local School is Tackling Childhood Obesity - WROC 8 (June 2017)
  • Bright Spot: Story Walk - 13 WHAM (June 2017)
  • Story Walk Unveiled at Phillis Wheatley Community Library - Good Day Rochester (June 2017)
  • What Rochester and Greece are Doing to Become More Playful - D&C (June 2017)
  • Thumbs Up Thumbs Down - Play in the City of Rochester - D&C (June 2017) 
  • Children, Others March for Peace in their Neighborhoods - El Mensajero (June 2017)
  • Kids March in 5th Annual Peace Walk - The Post (May 2017)
  • Community Paint Day at Phillis Wheatley Community Library - Minority Reporter (May 2017)
  • We Must Become a Healthy City - D&C (March 2017)
  • Why Don't More NY Students Eat Breakfast - D&C (March 2017)
  • City Paves the Way for Play in Neighborhoods - The Wedge (February/March 2017)
  • Connections: Understanding SNAP and Healthy Food Access  - WXXI (January 2017)
  • Play Works for Rochester - Playworks (December 2016)
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    Bike Friendly Community 2016: Rochester, New York - League of American Bicyclists (Fall 2016)
  • Parents Push for more Playgrounds in City's Comprehensive Plan - WROC (November 2016)
  • A Playful Road to Progress - D&C (November 2016)
  • Sixth Annual Reshaping Rochester Awards Presented - RBJ (November 2016)
  • Parents and Kids Upping the Ante on School Meals - The Wedge (October/November 2016)
  • A simple success and applause for Edison Tech Student - D&C (October 2016)
  • Re:Main Social Highlights Potential of Downtown - D&C (October 2016)
  • Event Aims to Re-Imagine Rochester Main Street - TWC (October 2016)
  • How Good Eating Can Affect Good Grades - D&C (September 2016)
  • Healthi Kids' Phillis Wheatley Project Receives National Funding - The Post (September 2016) 
  • PARKing Day Let's Make Public Spaces More Playable - TWC (September 2016)
  • Local Effort Raises Hope for School Lunches - D&C (August 2016) 
  • Finalist named for Reshaping Rochester Awards - RBJ (August 2016)
  • #PlayROCs Comes to the South Wedge - The Wedge (August/September 2016)
  • Healthi Kids have a Play Day with Rochester - WROC (July 2016)
  • Healthi Kids Coordinates Free Play Day - 13 WHAM (July 2016)
  • Partnering to Feed Youth - Democrat and Chronicle (July 2016)
  • Children Not at Play: 6 Ways to Add Needed Outdoor Fun - D&C (July 2016)
  • Imagine City Design that Puts Kids First - The Wedge (June/July 2016) 
  • City's Summer Meals Program Starts - WROC (June 2016)
  • City Design that Puts Kids First - Charlotte Community News (June 2016)
  • Free Meals Available to City Students - El Mensajero Catolico (June 2016)
  • Extraordinary People: All Pro Dads - WROC (June 2016)
  • Rochester, New York: A Playful City USA - WXXI (May 2016) 
  • Rochester Among 30 Named As "Playful City" - TWC (May 2016)
  • Summer Meals Fest Held at Frontier Field - 13 WHAM News (May 2016)
  • Combating Summer Hunger for Rochester's Students One Bite at a Time - TWC (May 2016)
  • Health Checkup: Keep Kids Active, Learning in the Summer - D&C (April 2016)
  • Childhood Obesity in Rochester's Food Swamp - Open Mic Roc (March 2016)
  • New Healthy Options Added to Menu at RCSD Schools - 13 WHAM News (March 2016) 
  • What's in a School Lunch and Who's Eating - D&C (March 2016)
  • Health Checkup: The Importance of Year Round Play - D&C (February 2016)
  • Rochester Teens Map their Future - D&C (February 2016)
  • Rochester Schools Ban Recess as a Form of Punishment - Salud America (February 2016)
  • Fighting Childhood Obesity - 585 Magazine (January 2016)
  • Rochester Programs Fight Childhood Obesity - Hidden Gems Blog (January 2016)
  • Ask a Youth Worker: When Was the Last Time You Felt You Made a Difference? - Youth Today (December 2015)
  • Recess is Important Education - Democrat and Chronicle (November 2015)
  • Invest in Child Nutrition - Democrat and Chronicle (October 2015)
  • International Walk to School Day - WROC News 8 (October 2015)
  • 15th Annual International Walk to School Day - Time Warner Cable News (October 2015)
  • Effort Encourages Kids to Walk to School - WXXI (October 2015)
  • Resource-full Reader for Out of School Time Programs features Healthi Kids Toolkit - Resource-Full Reader Newsletter (October 2015)
  • Pop Up Parks Create Parking Lot Party - WROC News 8 (September 2015)
  • Park(ing) Day Brings Pop Up Playground to Downtown Library - The Wedge (October/November 2015)
  • On Park(ing) Day Empty Lots Transform - Democrat and Chronicle (September 2015)
  • Health Group Says Students Need More Playtime - Time Warner Cable News (September 2015)
  • The Importance of Play for Rochester School Kids - WXXI (September 2015)
  • Summer Meals Program Targets City Kids - WXXI (July 2015)
  • Community Store Opens on Jay Street Offering Healthier Fare - WXXI News (January 20, 2014) 
  • Advocate for Healthy Kids - Democrat and Chronicle (September 13, 2014) 
  • Programs at city schools connect kids with healthy choices - Democrat and Chronicle (February 2014)

  • National News


  • American Academy of Pediatrics Release New Recommendations on Obesity Prevention: It's Never Too Early to Begin Living a Healthy Lifestyle -  American Academy of Pediatrics (June 2015)
  • New Study Shows Combating Childhood Obesity in Schools is Working - CDC (June 2015)
  • San Francisco Votes to Have Warning Labels on Sugar Sweetened Beverages - CBS News (June 2015) 
  • Safe Routes to School Programs Work - Active Living Research (May 2015)
  • Kids Eat More Fruits and Vegetables when Schools Work with a Trained Chef to Jazz up Meals - Washington Post (March 2015)
  • Kids More Likely to Exercise When Friends Do - US and World News (March 2015)
  • Kids Fast Food Consumption on the Decline - Reuters (March 2015)
  • Nearly Half of Low-Income Kids Don't Eat Breakfast. Here's 1 Way to Fix It - Huffington Post (February 16, 2015)
  • Science Says your Classroom Needs More Dance Parties - Teach America (January 2015)
  • Active Children Learn Better - Active Living Research (January 2015)
  • After-School Dinner Programs in Dallas, TX a Success - ABC News (February 10, 2015)
  • Rethinking the Happy Meal? Small Prizes May Get Kids to Pick Up Fruits and Veggies at School - Washington Post (November 15, 2014)
  • Of Carrots and Kids: Healthy School Lunches that Don't Get Tossed - NPR (December 3, 2014)
  • FDA to Require Calorie Count, Even for Popcorn at the Movies - The New York Times (November 24, 2014)
  • Selling Candy to Babies: The disturbing link between junk food brands and childhood obesity - Takepart.com (July 3, 2014)
  • How to Reinvent the School Lunch and Get Kids to Eat Better - WIRED (April 21, 2014)
  • New CDC data shows encouraging development in obesity rates among 2 to 5 year olds - Centers for Disease Control (February 2014)
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Statement on Obesity Rates, Let's Move! Announcements - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (February 2014)
  • Students Who Lose Recess Are the Ones Who Need It Most - The New York Times (February 2014)
  • Why We Need Professionals in Cafeterias, Not Just Classrooms - U.S. News & World Report (February 2014)
  • California Bill Seeks Warnings on Sugary Drinks - AP (February 2014)
  • The Crucial Role of Recess in School - Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (December 2012)
  • Racial disparity on health issues is everyone's problem - Democrat and Chronicle (March 30, 2014)
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