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AHA fosters and supports community efforts to make healthy eating and physical activity the way of life in Wake County.

Perspectives (May 2017)

15,000 Wake County kids. This is what “policy, systems and environmental change” looks like. AHA’s Brains and Bodies Award and Sneakers and Spokes Award have spurred Wake County schools to adopt healthier practices. In just two years of the seven-year program, 15,000 kids have been impacted. Congratulations to the More

Wake Schools Earn AHA Awards, 2 Win National Recognition

Congratulations to the 13 AHA Brains and Bodies Award winners and the eight AHA Sneakers and Spokes Award winners for the 2016-2017 school year! Wake County Public Schools (WCPSS) Supt. Dr. James Merrill congratulated the winners (watch the video!) as we started the AHA Winners Tour May 17, 2017, and  completed More

Morrisville Council Approves Active Kids Strategic Plan

Last month, the Morrisville Town Council approved and adopted its new Active Kids Strategic Plan, developed with the input of children and youth in the community, as well as adults. Data from Youth Thrive’s Wake County Youth Well-being Profile (2015) shows that physical activity levels drop significantly for students More

Partner in the Spotlight: Poe Center for Health Education

Many students across Wake County and the state know the The Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education from field trips. Thanks to  SNAP Education funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, even more children are benefitting from the Poe Center’s mission and resources with direct services for several More

Perspectives: ACEs and Building Resilience (April 2017)

Nearly 300 leaders joined us earlier this month for the Resilience film screenings and the start of incredible conversations about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and how we can build resilience in Wake County. “I have not stopped talking about this film since I saw it last week. I have More

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