September 22, 2020
On Sept. 22, Prince George’s County Councilmember Sydney J. Harrison introduced the Prince George’s County Healthy Kids’ Meals Bill (CB-071) to the County Council. The bill is supported by a diverse coalition led by Sugar Free Kids Maryland, Prince George’s Food Equity Council, American Heart Association and Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).
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.