New HBO Documentary Spotlights North Carolina Teenager
May 9, 2013
A North Carolina teenager from Goldsboro shares her story and fight towards healthier options in her school cafeteria in a documentary seen by the entire nation.
When The Weight of the Nation premiered in May 2012, HBO sounded the alarm that obesity is the single most important driver of chronic disease and disability in this country, and that it could be the reason why children born in the United States today might have shorter lives than their parents.
On May 7, 2013, HBO once again called attention to the obesity crisis when it premiered the three-part series, The Weight of the Nation for Kids. Watch Kebreeya’s Salad Days to see how Kebreeya takes her fight to city hall and wins.
Click here to see the video.
Bikes Belong Community Partnership Grants
May 2, 2013
The Bikes Belong Coalition welcomes grant applications from organizations and agencies within the United States that are committed to putting more people on bicycles more often. Fundable projects include paved bike paths, bike lanes, and rail-to-trails, as well as large-scale bicycle advocacy initiatives.
For more information and application follow this link: Bikes Belong Community Partnership Grants.
Eat Smart, Move More NC in the media
Jan 28, 2013
The Eat Smart, Move More NC Leadership Team released North Carolina's new Obesity Prevention Plan on January 24th at the North Carolina State Health Director's Conference. Click on the links below to see some of the media coverage from the release:
North Carolina's Plan to Address Obesity: Healthy Weight and Healthy Communities 2013-2020
Jan 18, 2013
North Carolina’s new Obesity Prevention Plan will be released on January 24, 2013 at the North Carolina State Health Director’s Conference. Members of the Eat Smart, Move More NC Executive Committee presented about the upcoming release of the Plan as part of the Community Transformation Grant Webinar series, hosted by the North Carolina Division of Public Health. Click here to listen to the webinar