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Changing neighborhoods may help solve nation's obesity epidemic

Physical Activity Research

Published: February 09, 2009

Changing neighborhoods may help solve nation’s obesity epidemic Healthscaping – Issue 1 Feb. 9, 2009 After years of harping on individual-level behavioral change as the answer to reversing the nation's obesity epidemic, current research turns the focus towards what's now considered the underlying source of the problem: the physical and social make-up of communities. Approximately one-third of Americans are obese and another third are overweight, leading many public health experts to look for new approaches…

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To sell, or not to sell: That is the question one food retail study aims to answer

Food Environment Research

Published: February 09, 2009

To sell, or not to sell: That is the question one food retail study aims to answer Healthscaping – Issue 1 Feb. 9, 2009 The fact that people make purchases at food retailers based on what's available and most prominently displayed is well known. The real question a financial case study by the Prevention Research Center (PRC) at Tulane University aims to answer is what drives store owners to stock calorie-dense foods instead of healthier…

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Our Take... Obama administration should change environment to solve obesity problem

Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: February 09, 2009

Our Take… Obama administration should change environment to solve obesity problem Healthscaping – Issue 2 Feb. 9, 2009 The Obama administration is inheriting more than a nation with a serious economic recession; the 44th president will govern the fattest group of Americans this country's every seen. Nearly two thirds of American adults and one third of American children are overweight or obese, and these numbers continue to rise. President Obama has promised to reform our…

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New Orleans corner store hopes to turn a healthier profit

Food Environment Research

Published: February 09, 2009

New Orleans corner store hopes to turn a healthier profit Fitting New Orleans – Issue 1 Feb. 9, 2009 Years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city's already inadequate number of food providers, many New Orleanians are still doing the majority of their grocery shopping at local corner stores where high-calorie snacks are plentiful and healthy choices are virtually nonexistent. Two reasons New Orleans residents who shop at corner stores purchase such unhealthy items are because…

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Answer to obesity crisis may lie in your own backyard

Physical Activity Research Education & Engagement

Published: February 09, 2009

Answer to obesity crisis may lie in your own backyard Fitting New Orleans – Issue 1 Feb. 9, 2009 Neighborhoods enrich the lives of many New Orleanians, but recent studies show community environments are adding more than friends and families to the picture: they're adding pounds to the city's growing obesity problem. Approximately one-third of Americans are obese and another third are overweight, leading many public health experts to look for new approaches to solving…

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