Our Top 10 Web Posts of 2013

Dec 31, 2013 by

Our Top 10 Web Posts of 2013

The year 2013 has been a big one for the Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition. Here are some of your most favorite moments of the year, according to your click throughs and “likes”. From all of the staff at COPC, we look forward to continuing to build a healthier generation together in 2014!

10  We made streets safer for our kids to bike, walk and play.

 

April 17, 2013

We were honored to be with Governor Inslee yesterday as he signed the Neighborhood Safe Speeds Bill – paving the way for safer streets for our kids to bike, walk and be active. What a great day for Washington!!!

Governor Inslee signs HB 1045 with bill supporters.

Governor Inslee signs HB 1045 with bill supporters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://copcwa.org/victory-for-safer-streets/

 

9  COPC Members gathered to develop our strongest policy platform yet for 2013-14.

 

July 11, 2013

Wow! What an amazing membership we have. Exhausted after a full day of goal setting for next year. Here’s to building a healthier generation in 2013-14!

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http://copcwa.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/COPC_PolicySystemW.pdf

 

8 We fought for healthier options for state employees.

 

February 14, 2013

We were in Olympia today testifying in favor of HB 1321 – a bill that would ensure that the state provide healthy food and beverage options to employees, visitors, and populations in their care. Here’s our panel, showing their love today for healthy choices!!

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http://copcwa.org/forward-for-healthier-options-and-safe-streets/

 

7  Following the passage of a City of Seattle healthy vending ordinance, COPC embarked on a mission to improve healthy vending options across King County.

 

August 13, 2013

Mid-day snack? We’re on a quest to improve vending options around King County, WA! Check out our new healthy vending page for ideas on how your workplace or favorite family fun venue can improve their options: http://copcwa.org/healthy-vending/

Photo courtesy of Fox Q13

Photo courtesy of Fox Q13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://copcwa.org/healthy-vending/

 

6 18 Mayors, including City of Seattle Mayor McGinn called for healthy changes to food stamp allowances.

 

June 19, 2013

18 mayors, including Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, have sent a letter to congressional leaders stating that food subsidies should be used for nutritional purposes – not for purchasing high calorie, sugar-loaded drinks like soda.

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http://seattletimes.com/html/health/2021218020_apussugarydrinks.html

 

5 Nearly 160 advocates gathered to build a healthier generation for Washington.

 

December 4, 2013

A packed room of advocates at today’s Obesity Prevention Summit!!

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http://copcwa.org/obesity-prevention-summit-2013/

 

4 Governor Inslee makes health history for Washington state.

 

 

November 14, 2013

HOORAH!!! We are pleased to share that Washington will become the first state to take a comprehensive approach to increasing access to fresh, healthy foods for state employees!

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http://copcwa.org/gov-inslee-makes-washington-first-state-to-ensure-healthy-food-access/

 

3 Soda and sugary drinks continued to be prevalent in the US.

 

 

October 22, 2013

We drink so much soda every year in the US that this chart had to be expanded just to include us. Check out this new video from Credit Suisse on soda’s impact on our world.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/credit-suisse-the-global-sugar-epidemic-2013-10

 

 

2  We celebrated a small, but important victory as Washington state saw a reduction in obesity rates.

 

August 6, 2013

There’s still much to be done, but today we are handing out some healthy high fives – the CDC announced that Washington state was one of 19 states to show a decrease in obesity rates among low income preschool age children. Let’s keep up the good work!

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www.cdc.gov/VitalSigns/ChildhoodObesity/

 

1 We thanked one of our fantastic employees for his service to COPC and his country.

 

November 11, 2013

Wishing a happy and healthy Veteran’s Day to all who have served our country. We are especially appreciative for our amazing Outreach Specialist, Dorsol Plants, who served on two deployments to Iraq. Thank you, Dorsol!

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