Senate passes food-safety legislation

Published: November 30, 2010

After languishing for more than a year, a food-safety bill that has enjoyed strong bipartisan support passed the Senate on Tuesday, raising prospects for tougher and more extensive federal inspections and other safeguards.

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Walk & Roll Louisiana 2010

Special Community Engagement Projects

Published: November 30, 2010

Families, citizen advocates and policymakers from New Orleans and across the state gathered on Saturday, Nov. 13 at Walk & Roll Louisiana 2010 to work toward improving street safety for recreation, cycling and transportation. This free, one-day summit was the first of its kind in Louisiana to draw concerned pedestrians, bicyclists, transit-riders and persons with disabilities together to improve the safety of New Orleans streets and to raise awareness of the challenges youth face to…

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Surviving Social Eating this Holiday Season

Published: November 29, 2010

Nutrition Bites Lauren Futrell Dunaway, MPH, RD Like many other times during the year in New Orleans, the holiday season revolves around food. Calendars are filled with parties, family gatherings and other social events while healthy eating often takes a back seat to pumpkin pie, sausage balls and eggnog. Here are a few tips to help you survive the surplus of holiday party food this season: Naughty or Nice List? It's more important to focus…

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Obesity In Adolescence Significantly Associated With Increased Risk Of Severe Obesity In Adulthood

Published: November 23, 2010

An analysis of nationally representative data suggests that being obese in adolescence increases the risk of being severely obese in adulthood, with the risk higher in women, and highest for black women, according to a study in the November 10 issue of JAMA. Individuals with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] 40 or greater) encounter serious and potentially life-threatening health …

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Panel to put food policy on table

Published: November 23, 2010

SILVER CITY – A new Grant County Food Policy Council is coming together to recommend policy changes and implement projects that will better encourage local food production, distribution and availability.

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New rules promote exercise, nutrition at child care centers

Published: November 23, 2010

NUTRITION: Carson eats a bagel at a child care program offered by the YMCA in Avondale, Ariz. New rules from the Arizona Department of Health Services promote physical activity and nutrition, including requiring a meal served family style that allows children to choose their own portions.

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Newsweek: What food says about class in America

Published: November 22, 2010

Modern America is a place of extremes, and what you eat for dinner has become the definitive marker of social status; as the distance between rich and poor continues to grow, the freshest, most nutritious foods have become luxury goods that only some can afford.

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City's Solution to Influx of Bikers? Don't Be a Jerk

Published: November 22, 2010

By some estimates, the number of New York City residents who ride their bike every day has almost doubled since 2005. The city’s streets are now home to 482 miles of bike lanes with 1,800 miles planned by 2030. Yet there’s one group that hasn’t yet adjusted to change: people. Drivers complain about bikers’ sense of entitlement. Meanwhile, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, who recorded …

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Group Tries To Remove 'Food Deserts' In Baltimore

Published: November 20, 2010

In Baltimore, like many large urban cities, there are what’s called “food deserts,” places far removed from supermarkets and access to fresh food.

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Nov 18, 2010 - Childhood Obesity Strategies and Programs: Recommendations from Expert Review Panel and RWJF Response

Policy & Advocacy

Published: November 18, 2010

RWJF commissioned an independent panel of experts to take a fresh look at the Foundation’s approach to reversing the childhood obesity epidemic. This report publishes the recommendations made by the review panel, describes steps RWJF has taken thus far in response.

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Nov 16, 2010 - Kids to Congress: Pass the Healthy School Lunch Bill

Published: November 16, 2010

This op-ed by Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, was published November 16, 2010, by The Hill.

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IOM Panel-Local Government Actions to Address Childhood Obesity

Policy & Advocacy

Published: November 16, 2010

Healthscaping – Issue 5 Dear Colleagues, The extensive media coverage on swine flu seems to have crowded out news about an even more lethal epidemic – obesity. While the most recent high-end estimate of mortality due to the H1N1 virus is striking (6,100 deaths for the period between April and mid-October of 2009), it is dwarfed by the number of deaths due to poor diet and physical activity, which was recently estimated at 400,000 per…

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Fresh at Walgreens

Published: November 15, 2010

Is Walgreens the answer to urban food deserts? (Regular Flyer readers might remember a cover story on local food deserts a bit ago.) Yesterday’s NYT magazine ran an interesting piece about an experiment in Chicago to eradicate food deserts.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

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Nov 10, 2010 - Creating Healthier Schools Nationwide

Published: November 10, 2010

Program is helping more than 9,000 schools become healthier campuses for students and staff.

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Nov 8, 2010 - Fast Food Restaurants Dish Up Unhealthy Marketing to Youth

Published: November 08, 2010

The standard chunk of Lorem Ipsum used since the 1500s is reproduced below for those interested. Sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 from “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum” by Cicero are also reproduced in their exact original form, accompanied by English versions from the 1914 translation by H. Rackham.

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A Statement by Risa Lavizzo-Mourey on Fast Food FACTS

Policy & Advocacy

Published: November 08, 2010

The following is a statement by Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., M.B.A., president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, regarding the release of a comprehensive study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University.

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Fast-Food Companies Still Serving Unhealthy Meals, Aggressively Marketing to Children

Food Environment Research Policy & Advocacy

Published: November 08, 2010

Unprecedented new report on fast-food nutrition and marketing examines actions of 12 of the nation’s largest chains.

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Wide Availability of High-Calorie Beverages in US Elementary Schools

Food Environment Research

Published: November 02, 2010

Problem most severe in South, where obesity rates are highest.

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