In This IssueOctober 25, 2011
Making it Better Conference
The 2011 Making it Better Conference brings together stakeholders from throughout the country to increase knowledge of best practices; build skills in policy, systems and environmental (PSE) change efforts; and facilitate learning from each other in an effort to address the epidemic of obesity and commercial tobacco use and exposure.
Registration is FREE! Join us in Minneapolis, November 14-16, 2011 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Complete Streets in Minnesota
Want to know the status of the Complete Streets legislation passed in May 2010? Sign up for email updates with the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
New Resources Available: School Health Guideline's to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health announced the release of newly developed resources to accompany the recent publication of CDC’s School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (Guidelines). CDC has developed a PowerPoint® Presentation for public use as a way to introduce the Guidelines to individuals at education and health agencies and other stakeholders invested in student wellness.
Darker Days Increase Risk for Peds and Bikes
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety reminds people that October is one of the most dangerous month for bicycles and pedestrians. Find facts and tips about bicycle and pedestrian safety - including pedestrian curriculum - on the Department of Public Safety's website.
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