October 29, 2019
Less than three years ago, Crystal Perez was working with families in colonias along the Mexico-United States border where she learned just how complex issues like obesity and food insecurity were. She now serves as a liaison between Maryland organizations that share a goal of improving health for the children and families of the state, while pursuing her Ph.D. in Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins University.
May 6, 2019
Jacqueline Boone Allsup, president of the NAACP’s Anne Arundel County branch and health chair of Maryland State Conference has been a driving force behind the partnership. She has testified for Sugar Free Kids Maryland at the state level, explaining why healthy choices are specifically important to communities of color.
February 27, 2019
On Wednesday, advocacy organizations across Maryland — including Sugar Free Kids Maryland — launched LOCAL (Let Our Communities Act Locally) Maryland, a coalition committed to protecting the ability of local elected officials to pass laws that support healthy families, a clean environment and good jobs.