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Sept. 9, 2008

State Awarded Team Nutrition Grant to Help Schools Provide Healthy Meals to Students

(Santa Fe) – The New Mexico Department of Health and New Mexico Public Education Department announced today that the Public Education Department was awarded a $200,000 Team Nutrition grant to help schools learn how to prepare healthy meals that appeal to students. The two-year grant will also assist schools in developing a webpage designed to empower students to make informed and healthy choices in their school cafeterias. (Read More)

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Sept. 8, 2004

New Mexico Successfully Prevents Tobacco Sales to Minors

(Santa Fe) – Health Secretary Dr. Alfredo Vigil congratulated tobacco merchants in New Mexico for achieving the lowest rate of illegal tobacco sales to minors since the surveillance program began. The New Mexico Department of Health began conducting random, unannounced inspections of tobacco outlets in 1997 to make sure retailers do not sell tobacco products to minors. (Read More)


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