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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 (October 2016)

What do safer chicken, land use plans and art have in common? They all affect what large numbers of people do. And we’re moving in the right direction. Chicken in school lunchrooms will soon meet a higher standard than conventionally-raised chicken in grocery stores – with reduced antibiotic use. More

Vote FOR Wake County Transit Plan on Nov. 8

Next month Wake County citizens will have the opportunity to make the new Wake Transit Plan a reality. The November ballot includes a referendum to pay for public transportation expansion. The proposed half-cent salestax would be dedicated to public transit improvements that will cost the average Wake resident less More

From Walk to School Day to Walking All Year Long

At least 31 schools in Wake County registered to participate in the 20th International Walk to School Day on Oct. 5 (or this month), according to Active Routes to School, Region 5. AHA advocates for Walk to School Day events because history shows that such events have a history More

AHA Matters: Carol Mitchell

“AHA is a leader and model for successful community partnerships. A perfect example is the work associated with Farm to Child Care. AHA played a lead role as three community partner organizations explored how to get locally produced fruits and vegetables into child care centers. Today the project continues More

Perspectives (September 2016)

I just heard a story about how environment and lifestyle affect health. A presenter described driving an hour each way to work for a year. She gained 20 pounds. Then she lost 40 pounds in a year – without changing her eating habits. Sounds like an ad for weight More

AHA Updates
Community Health Needs Assessment Action Planning Underway
October 11, 2016 [Tuesday]

MAHA for Cleaner Air in NC
October 7, 2016 [Friday]

Gardening and School Food Grants
October 7, 2016 [Friday]

Walk to School Day in Wake County
October 5, 2016 [Wednesday]

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