Water Access Policy adopted at North Little Rock School District

water in glass with lime

North Little Rock School District has approved a hydration policy. The move is an effort to encourage healthy habits and to address the number of students at an unhealthy weight. Right now, over 35% of students in the North Little Rock School District are at an unhealthy weight. The American Heart Association, with support from […]

Springdale schools receive H2O and Go water filling stations

The Northwest Arkansas office of the American Heart Association – in conjunction with Healthy Active Arkansas, RB, the Beaver Water District and Tyson Foods – dedicated 21 new “H2O and GO” water bottle filling stations in seven Springdale schools over the course of two days, Nov. 5 and Nov. 8. Springdale schools were chosen for […]

Bentonville school receives H2O and Go water filling station

Old High Middle School students and teachers dedicate H20 and Go filling station

The Northwest Arkansas office of the American Heart Association – in conjunction with Healthy Active Arkansas, Beaver Water District and RB – dedicated its first “H2O and GO” water bottle filling station March 12 at Old High Middle School in Bentonville. School officials said they had been asking for a water bottle filling station for […]

City of Little Rock Fleet Services Completes 10-Day Water Challenge

water in glass with lime

One of the best features about the Healthy Active Arkansas framework is that anyone—regardless of resources—can find something achievable within the plan. Whether it’s simply making a greater effort to be physically active, or something much larger such as working with city, county or state leaders to enact healthy policies that positively affect thousands, the […]

Auditor’s Office Wins CapitolGO! Healthy Hydration Challenge

Craig Wilson and State Auditor hold champion belt for healthy hydration challenge

The Arkansas Auditor’s Office took top honors in the 2018 CapitolGO! Healthy Hydration Challenge, the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI) announced Tuesday. From Feb. 14 through Feb. 28, teams representing the offices of the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, auditor and treasurer, as well as the House and Senate, competed in […]

Lawmakers, Constitutional Officers Cutting Sugary Drinks for CapitolGO! Challenge

a picture of a championship belt and a water bottle as part of the healthy hydration challenge

If you’ve been to the Arkansas State Capitol since the Legislature’s fiscal session began last week, you may have noticed some people toting identical green water bottles. The bottles are part of the 2018 CapitolGO! Healthy Hydration Challenge, which enlists state legislators, constitutional officers and their staff to hydrate in a healthy way. The Arkansas […]

Youth Leaders Participate in Community Ambassador Training

Community Ambassador Training

The Arkansas Department of Health, and Healthy Active Arkansas (HAA) partner, hosted a community ambassador training on Saturday, April 22. Attendees were community youth leaders and pageant contestants who learned how to incorporate HAA into their civic and community platforms. HAA is the 10-year initiative that the Governor endorsed to increase the percentage of Arkansans […]