In 2008, the first edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans was released. These guidelines were used to help youth and adults get the correct amount of physical activity every day. Earlier this week the guidelines were updated and released in the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. The new guidelines were expanded to include children as young as three and further promote daily activity.
November is National Native American Heritage Month, an opportunity to honor communities across our state and country, to raise awareness for obstacles they face, and to promote solutions to help them thrive. Like many people in America, Indigenous and Native American communities face hardships when it comes to nutrition and health. Food inaccessibility and insecurity make it difficult for Indigenous and Native American people to get the nutritious food they need.
Complete Streets guidelines aim to make Phoenix roadways safer for everyone to walk, bike, use public transportation, and drive. After hitting several road blocks, the Phoenix City Council finally voted to approve the proposed guidelines.
As the weather cools down, farms, gardens, and other establishments across Arizona offer a wide variety of festive fall experiences for people of all ages. This season is a great opportunity to visit and get involved in our flourishing local food culture!
It can take some work to bring everyone together for a family meal, but the effort will be worth it for everyone! Family meals offer the opportunity to connect with each other, communicate about the events of the day, and give each other time and attention. With so many benefits, including better academic performance for your little ones, higher self-esteem, healthy eating habits and many more, you shouldn't miss an opportunity to sit down for a meal together. Check out these tips and make your family mealtimes more fun!
Public spaces are meant for everyone, but too often not everyone gets to utilize them. Several barriers exist between people and public space. With those barriers in place, public spaces can lack diversity, which is a critical component to making our communities as happy and healthy as possible. To expand diversity in places like parks, plazas, and sidewalks, it is critical to have more public space and increased accessibility in these spaces.
October is Farm to School Month! Farm to School Month is about celebrating connections between communities and food, and highlighting the impact schools and local farmers can have on each other.
Eating nutritious food is vital, but too often there are barriers to nutrition that prevent people from getting the food they need. People with disabilities can be disproportionately affected by limited food access. Improved transportation, pedestrian safety, and thoughtful food policy and programs can help increase access to healthy food for all Arizonans.
Get ready for Phoenix’s 10th annual Park(ing) Day tomorrow! Park(ing) Day is observed all over the globe, and thousands of people participate in this collaborative and creative event.
Investing in public transportation is investing in public health. The benefits of an equitable, affordable, and safe public transportation system are numerous and can affect communities in surprising ways. With increasing issues involving pollution, traffic-related deaths, and access to healthy food and medical care, the need for policies that support better public transportation systems is becoming more apparent each day.
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