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Childhood Obesity

Legislative Agenda: 2012 session

Our 2012 legislative agenda calls on lawmakers to:

  • Protect Apple Health for Kids and State Food Assistance;
  • Reject further budget cuts that hurt low-income families and children of color;
  • Improve health with a licensed dental practitioner;
  • Close the opportunity gap with early learning;
  • Raise revenue to protect our future.

Download and print our 2012 legislative agenda.

Adam Mon, 01/02/2012 - 15:15
The State of Washington's Children

The State of Washington’s Children 2012 is a broad review of how Washington’s 1.5 million kids are faring in tough times. The report is issued by KIDS COUNT in Washington, a new partnership between Children’s Alliance and the Washington State Budget & Policy Center.

Read the report.

Adam Thu, 12/01/2011 - 22:13
WE'RE IN THE NEWS: ANALYSIS: HOW SOFT DRINK LOBBY'S VICTORY IN WA MATTERS TO NATIONAL SODA TAX DEBATE Anonymous (not verified) Sat, 03/20/2010 - 09:56

The Olympia Newswire continues its coverage of a proposed Washington state soda tax with an analysis of how efforts in this state join initiatives in other states and cities around the country to tax sugar-sweetened beverages.

WE'RE IN THE NEWS: OFF THE TABLE? HOW THE SODA INDUSTRY MADE SURE IT WASN'T TAXED Anonymous (not verified) Fri, 03/19/2010 - 09:30

A proposal enacting a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages to restore funding for health and dental services draws support from some advocates, including the Children's Alliance, and criticism from the soda industry. Olympia Newswire reviews the history of soda industry tax exemptions and how current lobbying efforts may remove the proposal from the table.

WE'RE IN THE NEWS: TAXING SUGARY SNACKS & DRINKS WOULD BE GOOD FOR CHILDREN'S HEALTH Anonymous (not verified) Fri, 03/05/2010 - 08:15

As the Washington Legislature debates enacting a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, three guests columnists in health care professions make their case for supporting a tax that would both save taxpayers money, reduce childhood obesity, and provide basic health care, nutrition and health-related educational programs.

Benjamin Danielson, M.D., vice president of the Children's Alliance board, David Fleming, M.D., director and health officer of Public
Health-Seattle & King County, and Lenna L. Liu, M.D., pediatrician at Seattle Children's Hospital write: