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Community Health Initiative Takes Aim at Empty Calories

Community Health Initiative Takes Aim at Empty Calories

Did you know that kids have enough sugary drinks in a year to fill a bathtub? That’s 30 gallons, more than 10 times the recommended amount.

That’s why Neighborhood Leadership for Community Health is partnering with the American Heart Association and the national Voices for Healthy Kids initiative on the Cleveland Healthy Kids’ Meals Campaign. The campaign aims to address critical kids’ health needs in Cleveland by improving the quality of restaurant kids’ meals, as well as laying the foundation for future health policy work.

The Institute will be educating and engaging local communities on kids’ health issues, offering ways for community and youth groups to make their voices heard, and ensuring that the Kids’ Meal coalition is as dynamic and diverse as Cleveland’s neighborhoods.

You can help change policy that will keep our kids healthy. Our kids are sweet enough!

  • Use the online campaign tool to show your support for the policy – http://bit.ly/CLEKidsMeals19
  • Share your story about the importance of healthy diets for kids’ health – http://bit.ly/CLEKidsMealSYS
  • Show your support for policy change by joining the Kids’ Meals Coalition – https://bit.ly/2wwBLA8
  • Use the hashtags #Healthy4CLE and #OurKidsAreSweetEnough to show your support on social media.

Follow the campaign on Twitter and Facebook for posts to share and retweet. For more information, you can reach out to Jamie Meerdink, Advocacy Campaign Manager at the American Heart Association by email or phone, 216-619-5147.

 

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