It's official! The Healthy State Vending Bill (SB 912, Mitchell) is now a law in the State of California. Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill on September 25, 2014.
The Healthy State Vending Bill, co-sponsored by CCPHA, makes permanent basic nutrition requirements for foods and beverages sold in vending machines that operate in state-owned buildings.
Passage of this law demonstrates a real norm change at the California Capitol, as the bill cleared nearly every legislative hurdle with bipartisan support. Our messaging about the need for healthy food and beverage options is resonating with policy makers on both sides of the aisle!
CCPHA is proud to have been part of getting this piece of legislation passed. We believe this is proof of our commitment to ensuring there are policies in place throughout California that make our communities healthier places in which to live. For additional resources on the bill, click HERE .
You helped nominate our 2014 Champions of Health, now we hope you’ll join us as we celebrate the awardees and all the work they’re doing to make our communities healthier.
CCPHA is hosting two receptions in honor of the various Champions of Health recipients. The events are free to attend but space is limited, and you must register ONLINE using one of the following links:
November 3, 2014 at 4:00 PM:
CCPHA Champions of Health Awards Celebration—LOS ANGELES
November 6, 2014 at 3:00 PM:
CCPHA Champions of Health Awards Celebration—STOCKTON
At the receptions you’ll have the chance learn about the contributions to public health our 2014 recipients are making and meet other health and nutrition leaders from all over California. Plus, CCPHA’s Executive Director Dr. Harold Goldstein will talk about our organization’s exciting work. We hope you will be able join us!
It’s always encouraging when our communities’ young people step-up, and take an active role in making positive changes to their environment. That’s just what a group of teenagers in Boyle Heights is doing through a “Photovoice” project recently recognized by Los Angeles public television station, KCET.
The “Healthy Teens on the Move” group brings together Roosevelt High School students, and empowers them to have a voice about what affects teens in the community. Organized by CCPHA and sponsored by The California Endowment, these selected teens are a part of the Building Healthy Communities, Boyle Heights initiative to help bring an end to childhood obesity and Type 2 diabetes.
Through their Photovoice project, the teenagers take pictures of factors within Roosevelt High School that influence eating and physical activity choices. Students then write stories to accompany each photo--further stressing the need for the creation of health-focused public policies.