Issues: Nutrition

August 9, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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August 3, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Senator Rivera Hosted Bronx CAN Health Initiative Check-In Focused on Nutrition

 

Senator Gustavo Rivera (D, WF-Bronx) today, Saturday, July 16th, 2011, hosted the first Bronx CAN Health Initiative Check-In focused on nutrition and healthy eating habits at the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center. At the kick-off of the Bronx CAN Health Initiative in June, Senator Rivera committed to losing 20 pounds by October 24th, the last day of the Bronx CAN Health Initiative. Today, he weighed in at 293 lbs. down six pounds from 299 lbs in June.  

July 18, 2011
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July 29, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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SENATOR MONTGOMERY HONORS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENT DOROTHY BURNHAM, A BROOKLYN “RENAISSANCE WOMAN”

The lifetime achievements of Brooklyn native Dorothy Burnham were recognized and lauded by NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) during the reading of a Senate resolution, which was unanimously passed by the full Senate during the final days of the 2011 Legislative Session. The resolution paid tribute to Dorothy Burnham’s many notable contributions to our public education system, the advancement of civil rights, and to the promotion of racial and economic equality. Ms. Burnham was also honored for her designation as recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by the New York Friends of the People's World. “Dorothy Burnham is a Renaissance Woman,” said Senator Montgomery.

July 11, 2011
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION ENCOURAGING PURCHASE OF LOCAL PRODUCTS

The State Senate today passed legislation co-sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) that would require state agencies to purchase food products grown in New York State. 

June 14, 2011
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Senate Passes IDC Bill to Help Increase Distribution of NY-Grown Products

The State Senate today unanimously passed legislation co-sponsored by Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) and featured in a report by the Independent Democratic Conference that will help further expand the sale of New York State -grown agricultural products. 

May 24, 2011
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Senator Martins Attends Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For Westbury Boxing Club

On Saturday, April 9, Senator Jack M. Martins joined with Westbury Mayor Peter Cavallaro for a ribbon cutting ceremony at M. Phipps Sport Center, 348 Post Avenue, for the Westbury Boxing Club.

Former Nassau County District Attorney Denis Dillon funded the community boxing program through the PBA. It is continuing in his memory through the Dillon Cornerman Foundation, established with the help of former State Senator Michael Balboni.

“The boxing club has served the community for years. Those who have participated in it as well as the staff, trainers and board members have all done a great job in making this program one that builds self-esteem and a strong work ethic,” Senator Martins said.

April 19, 2011
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Senate Passes Klein Bill to Strengthen Green Markets/ Increase Access to New York Grown Products

The State Senate Tuesday unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, (D-Bronx/ Westchester), that would expand local and regional green markets, like those in the greater Bronx area, and increase access to New York State grown fruits and vegetables.

March 22, 2011
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3/1/2011: Press Conference on Eating Disorders

New York State Legislature

For Immediate Release: Thursday, March 1, 2011

Contacts: Anton Konev | Assemblyman Peter M. Rivera | (518) 455-5102

Bryant Gaspard | Senator Shirley L. Huntley | (518) 455-3531

Lynn Grefe, CEO of National Eating Disorder Association (917) 226-9145

CALL FOR AN ONLINE TRAINING FOR PHYSICIANS ON EATING DISORDER PREVENTION

March 1, 2011
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Community Health Fair

News from New York State Senator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: January 19, 2011Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

**Press Advisory**

Community Health Fair

January 29, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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November 17, 2010
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11/13/2010: Healthy Heart Project

News From New York State

Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: November 10, 2010

Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

MEDIA ADVISORY

Rochdale Village To Be The First Site Of A Wellness Center

As Part Of The Healthy Heart Project

 Senator Shirley L. Huntley And Dr. Robert Evans Spearhead

The Fight Against Heart Disease In African American Women

November 13, 2010
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Healthy Heart Project

News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: November 10, 2010

Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

MEDIA ADVISORY

Rochdale Village To Be The First Site Of A Wellness Center As Part Of The Healthy Heart Project  Senator Shirley L. Huntley And Dr. Robert Evans Spearhead The Fight Against Heart Disease In African American Women

(D-Jamaica), Senator Shirley L. Huntley’s office announced today a new community wellness initiative aimed at empowering African American women to combat heart disease. Called The Healthy Heart Project at Rochdale Village, this collaborative community effort is being coordinated by Senator Huntley and Dr. Robert Evans, with assistance of the newly founded Community Wellness Centers of America, LLC, that is basing its wellness outreach on a new testing device for heart disease called Multifunction Cardiogram or “MCG”, a risk-free test with 90-95% accuracy rates in diagnosing ischemic heart disease.

November 10, 2010
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11/4/2010: Press Conference on Heart Screening and Workshop for African-American Women

News From New York State

Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: November 1, 2010

Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (518) 455-3531

MEDIA ADVISORY

You are cordially invited to attend Senator Shirley L. Huntley’s Press Conference for the Healthy Heart Project: Heart Screening and Workshop for African-American Women. This is an effort to articulate our advocacy on closing the gap in health disparities.

October 31, 2010
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