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12 May, 2017, 13:06 ET More New Partners Announce Commitments at Partnership for a Healthier America's Annual Summit

Organizations including Bright Horizons, Mercy Housing, and the Learning Care Group today announced commitments at the closing day of the sixth...


11 May, 2017, 17:05 ET PHA Announces New Partners at 2017 Summit Day One

Today, the Partnership for a Healthier America's (PHA) sixth-annual Building a Healthier Future Summit kicked off with remarks from President Bill...


26 Jan, 2017, 09:17 ET Health and Housing Policy Recommendations for New Administration

Home and personal well-being go hand in hand, according to a new policy brief that highlights a direct relationship between the design of...


29 Jun, 2016, 10:17 ET New Survey Reveals Parents' High Expectations for Health in Child Care Settings

Almost one quarter of children under the age of five are in some form of organized child care, where rules such as limited screen time or...


21 Jan, 2016, 09:27 ET Survey Finds Nearly 1 in 5 High School Students Would Skip Applying to a College Based on a Campus' Health and Wellness Offerings

A new survey conducted in October 2015 by Harris Poll on behalf of the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) among over 400 high school...


02 Dec, 2015, 13:30 ET GRAMMY Award-Winner Ashanti's New Single "Let's Go" Released Today, Thanks to Fans and Water

 GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter, actress and author Ashanti today released her newest single, "Let's Go," which her fans helped bring...


20 Nov, 2015, 15:00 ET FNV Live Brings Together Celebrities, Companies and Athletes for a One-of-a-Kind Celebration of Fruits and Veggies

Today, FNV – a cutting-edge brand focused on increasing consumption and sales of fruits and vegetables among teens and moms – brought...


05 Nov, 2015, 10:23 ET GRAMMY Award-Winner Ashanti's New Single "Let's Go" to be Released With the Help of Fans … And Water

In a first of its kind program, GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter and actress Ashanti today released her newest single, "Let's Go," but needs...


02 Nov, 2015, 13:23 ET Social Media Sensations Nash and Hayes Grier Join #TeamFNV, Kick Off T-Shirt Design Competition with Fans

FNV, a brand focused on increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, announced at Stream Con NYC today that social media sensations Nash and Hayes...


12 Oct, 2015, 13:45 ET U-Gas And Tri Star Services LLC Join Partnership For A Healthier America To Make Healthier Choices Easier For Busy Parents And Families

The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the private sector and PHA Honorary Chair First Lady Michelle Obama to make...


16 Nov, 2014, 13:30 ET PHA Announces Healthier Campus Initiative

Today, the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the private sector and PHA honorary chair First Lady Michelle Obama to make...


10 Oct, 2014, 11:06 ET Sheetz Joins Partnership for a Healthier America to Make Healthier Choices Easier for Busy Parents and Families

The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the private sector and PHA honorary chair First Lady Michelle Obama to make...


12 Mar, 2014, 14:58 ET Partnership for a Healthier America Releases Second Report on Private Sector Progress Toward Childhood Obesity Commitments

The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the private sector and PHA Honorary Chair First Lady Michelle Obama to garner...


16 Jan, 2014, 11:00 ET Vivreau, NY2O, Local Water, Crystal Clear Water, CannedWater4Kids and AAGWATT Join Partnership for a Healthier America in Support of Drink Up Effort

Since First Lady Michelle Obama's announcement in Watertown, Wis., six new water companies have pledged to promote efforts and encourage people to...


30 Oct, 2013, 14:50 ET Beloved Sesame Street Characters to Promote Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Consumption to Kids

Sesame Workshop and Produce Marketing Association joined the Partnership for a Healthier America to help make healthier choices easier for...


30 Sep, 2013, 17:00 ET Songs for a Healthier America Debut Album and Live Event Kicks Off in New York City; Performances from Ashanti, Doug E. Fresh, DMC, Ryan Beatty, Matisyahu, Nils Lofgren and More

ALBUM DOWNLOAD, AIMED AT TEACHERS, PARENTS AND KIDS, AVAILABLE FOR FREE ON iTUNES AND http://songsforahealthieramerica.org  Today marked...


12 Sep, 2013, 06:10 ET First Lady Michelle Obama, Actress Eva Longoria Join Partnership For A Healthier America And More Than A Dozen Companies To Announce Landmark Effort Encouraging People To Drink More Water More Often

First Lady Michelle Obama and actress, director and producer Eva Longoria today joined the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), of which...


03 Jun, 2013, 09:00 ET Hip Hop Public Health and the Partnership for a Healthier America Release Songs for a Healthier America

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Mehmet Oz flexes his rapping skills on the first track and video release of, "Everybody"...


08 Mar, 2013, 13:30 ET Reebok; Mushroom Council Announce New Commitments to the Childhood Obesity Fight at Partnership for a Healthier America Annual Summit

Reebok's $30 million, three-year commitment is aimed at increasing physical activity in kids; Mushroom Council will launch a marketing and...


07 Mar, 2013, 11:19 ET Morrison Healthcare Food Services, Varsity Brands, leading electronic health records vendors Cerner, GE Healthcare and Physician's Computer Company Commit to Building a Healthier Future at PHA Summit

Groups announce new commitments aimed at ending the childhood obesity epidemic Morrison Healthcare Food Services, Varsity Brands and some of...


07 Mar, 2013, 06:35 ET Partnership for a Healthier America Releases First Report on Private Sector Progress in Childhood Obesity Efforts

The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with Honorary Chair First Lady Michelle Obama and the private sector to end childhood...


26 Feb, 2013, 10:51 ET America's Largest Media Companies, the Partnership for a Healthier America, Let's Move!, MyPlate and Pinterest Join to Make Healthier Recipes Easy to Find and Share

Epicurious, Food Network, Hearst Magazines, Meredith and Time, Inc. are compiling and pinning thousands of recipes that align with USDA Guidance...


12 Feb, 2013, 08:29 ET Finalists Announced for the End Childhood Obesity Innovation Challenge

Contestants from Virginia and Illinois will present ideas at the Building a Healthier Future Summit and vie for $10,000 prize to bring their idea...


06 Feb, 2013, 13:20 ET Food Network Star Anne Burrell and James Beard Award Winning Chef Jose Garces Join School Nutrition Professionals from Houston and Delaware for the Great American School Lunch Challenge

Event presented by Cooking Light during PHA's Building A Healthier Future Summit in Washington, D.C. The Partnership for a Healthier...


12 Dec, 2012, 11:45 ET Public Vote to Determine Finalists for the End Childhood Obesity Innovation Challenge

Video ideas range from a smart phone app to a hip hop dance initiative to elementary school sessions merging physical activity with storytelling...