Let's Make the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice in Maryland

Sugar Free Kids Maryland is a diverse coalition working to protect Maryland children from type 2 diabetes, heart disease and tooth decay so they can live long, healthy lives.

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October 29, 2019

Featured: Crystal Perez, Maryland Public Health Association

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.

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May 6, 2019

Featured: Jacqueline Boone Allsup, Maryland State Conference NAACP

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.

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February 27, 2019

Health, Environmental and Labor Groups Unite to Launch LOCAL Maryland

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.

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