Healthy Eating and Active Living Press Releases

August 9, 2018

Got Milk (or Water)?

A new report that grades states based on how well they’re enacting cancer-fighting policies was released by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) today, August 9, 2018, just as the California State Assembly is poised/voted on a landmark bill that leverages good nutrition as a new way to prevent major health issues.

July 2, 2018

State Bills Limiting Local Authority Could Threaten Future Public Health Policies

In the last few weeks nine states have worked to pass bills that restrict local lawmakers’ ability to pass future innovative and proactive public health policies. These bills are known as “preemption bills” because they block, or preempt, authority of lower levels of government to pass laws stronger than state law. Preemption bills are popular among groups like the tobacco industry to prevent future legislation that could impact the sale of its products. The following is a Statement from Christopher W. Hansen, President of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).