Chocolate milk battleground - Washington Times

Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: May 30, 2011

<table border=“0” cellpadding=“2” cellspacing=“7”><tr><td width=“80” align=“center” valign=“top”></td><td valign=“top”><br /><div><img alt=”“ height=“1” width=“1” /></div><div><a href=“http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&amp;fd=R&amp;usg=AFQjCNEfyqnQEoUESV9Vpg9tp9QhbXLjxg&amp;url=http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/may/30/chocolate-milk-battleground/”><b>Chocolate milk battleground</b></a><br /><b>Washington Times</b><br />She said this to a local reporter recently, describing the ongoing uproar over serving chocolate milk to schoolchildren amid concerns about childhood <b>obesity</b>. Bowing to public pressure, school officials in the Virginia county banned chocolate milk from <b>…</b><br /><br /><a href=“http://news.google.com/news/more?pz=1&amp;ned=us&amp;ncl=dIBOUpuB1vYbpxM”><nobr><b>and more&nbsp;&raquo;</b></nobr></a></div></td></tr></table>

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Food advertising directed at children

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Published: May 29, 2011

Researchers at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University have looked at food marketing and children’s diets

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Food Pyramid Replacement Coming June 2

Published: May 26, 2011

In an exclusive interview with WebMD, the USDA says the replacement for the Food Pyramid will be announced on June 2 — and that the new icon heralds a “monumental effort” to improve America’s health.

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Sedentary Jobs Helping to Drive Obesity Epidemic - U.S. News &amp; World Report

Published: May 26, 2011

<table border=“0” cellpadding=“2” cellspacing=“7”><tr><td width=“80” align=“center” valign=“top”><a href=“http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&amp;fd=R&amp;usg=AFQjCNGJ_Qss2hweXZxHd73t9zhMkebMYw&amp;url=http://yourlife.usatoday.com/fitness-food/diet-nutrition/story/0/workers-more-obese-burning-fewer-calories-than-ever-before/47603412/1”><img src=“http://nt2.ggpht.com/news/tbn/Tu47dgZsMNRDoM/6.jpg” alt=”“ border=“1” width=“80” height=“80” /><br />USA Today</a></td><td valign=“top”><br /><div><img alt=”“ height=“1” width=“1” /></div><div><a href=“http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&amp;fd=R&amp;usg=AFQjCNFXbcLQU5lnN0sqVy8JlsHxinteIg&amp;url=http://health.usnews.com/health-news/diet-fitness/fitness/articles/2011/05/26/sedentary-jobs-helping-to-drive-obesity-epidemic.html”><b>Sedentary Jobs Helping to Drive <b>Obesity</b> Epidemic</b></a><br /><b>U.S. News & World Report</b><br />THURSDAY, May 26 (HealthDay News) — As Americans sit — literally — in more sedentary jobs, they&#39;re packing on the pounds, and it&#39;s this inertia that&#39;s a major contributor to the <b>obesity</b> epidemic, new research suggests. <b>…</b><br /><a href=“http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&amp;fd=R&amp;usg=AFQjCNGLdP4rIkGG2BmZtqHEKJgjF5gQgg&amp;url=http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/26/health/nutrition/26fat.html”>Workplace Cited as…

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Despite High Gas Prices, Americans Slow to Embrace Walking,Cycling

Published: May 24, 2011

Despite wobbling fuel prices, thickening waistlines and an avalanche of evidence lauding the benefits of physical activity, Americans have been slow to embrace walking and cycling.

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No smoking in Times Square _ plus NYC parks, beaches and public plazas under a new law

Published: May 24, 2011

<p>NEW YORK — New York City is telling folks to butt out.</p> <p>A new law went into effect Monday banning smoking in 43 square miles of parks, public plazas, beaches and boardwalks in the city.</p> <p>The law, with a $50 fine attached, aims to protect New Yorkers from secondhand smoking in often elbow-to-elbow environments. But some health experts question whether the smoke poses a serious danger in open spaces, and critics say the city is…

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Local advocacy group announces results of street safety audits for walking and bicycling to school in New Orleans

Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: May 17, 2011

The KidsWalk Coalition recently released a report indicating that 60 percent of New Orleans public school areas surveyed lack safe environments for walking and bicycling to school. “Stepping to School: An assessment of neighborhood walkability and solutions for a safer, healthier New Orleans” features results of walkability surveys of the areas surrounding all public elementary and middle schools in New Orleans covering nearly 175 miles of sidewalks. The survey revealed that in total, more than…

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Survey shows New Orleans students enjoy new, healthy foods

Food Environment Research

Published: May 17, 2011

With childhood obesity on the rise, school food is under constant scrutiny. Through the leadership of the Edible Schoolyard New Orleans (ESY NOLA), school cafeterias across the city are being transformed to promote healthy eating and balanced diets. This change begs the question: what do the students think of their new school food? For the 2010-2011 school year, the Prevention Research Center (PRC) at Tulane University partnered with Tulane dietetic interns and ESY NOLA to…

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Coalitions and Networks for Active Living looking for interview subjects

Physical Activity Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: May 16, 2011

The Coalitions and Networks for Active Living (CANAL) study is looking to interview coalition leaders about aspects of their community group to identify and examine network structures that aim to promote physical activity through environmental and policy change. The CANAL group collected information on more than 20 groups through Web site searches and Physical Activity Policy and Research Network (PAPRN) recommendations. The third phase of this research project will include a more in-depth case study…

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The cost of tobacco use in Louisiana

Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: May 16, 2011

Louisiana’s high cancer burden is no secret. Louisianans have the 10th highest rate of lung cancer in the nation. This cancer burden is due to the fact that about one in five Louisiana adults smoke. Some quick facts about tobacco use in Louisiana: 677,000 adults in Louisiana smoke. Louisiana pays $1.47 billion annually in health care costs directly caused by smoking. 109,000 Louisiana children currently under the age of 18 will die prematurely from smoking.…

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Second Harvest Food Bank helps get food to people in need (5/15, 1 am) - The American Press (blog)

Published: May 15, 2011

<table border=“0” cellpadding=“2” cellspacing=“7”><tr><td width=“80” align=“center” valign=“top”></td><td valign=“top”><br /><div><img alt=”“ height=“1” width=“1” /></div><div><a href=“http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&amp;fd=R&amp;usg=AFQjCNGgq_yEfHrxZVGwGaNGG5eODWdm0Q&amp;url=http://www.americanpress.com/lc/blogs/wpnewssum/?p%3D19908”><b>Second Harvest Food Bank helps get food to people in need (5/15, 1 am)</b></a><br /><b>The American Press (blog)</b><br />There is also the issue that we have been talking about the last couple of years and that&#39;s <b>obesity</b> and what it that connection with hunger, especially with low-income people. If low-income people have a tendency toward <b>obesity</b> — and I think recent <b>…</b><br…

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Press conference announcing release of school safety audit report

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Published: May 13, 2011

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Texas school cameras will watch kids' calorie counts - Chicago Tribune

Published: May 11, 2011

<table border=“0” cellpadding=“2” cellspacing=“7”><tr><td width=“80” align=“center” valign=“top”><a href=“http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&amp;fd=R&amp;usg=AFQjCNFHyWCrdBd501zzQesADjVYpWrFTQ&amp;url=http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/05/11/health/main20062059.shtml”><img src=“http://nt0.ggpht.com/news/tbn/tMKdNnl5DoNejM/6.jpg” alt=”“ border=“1” width=“80” height=“80” /><br />CBS News</a></td><td valign=“top”><br /><div><img alt=”“ height=“1” width=“1” /></div><div><a href=“http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&amp;fd=R&amp;usg=AFQjCNF-HYOkaqWClnnqPoCKsDMhc7dxDA&amp;url=http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-rt-usreport-us-texas-ctre74a8ku-20110511,0,2056836.story”><b>Texas school cameras will watch kids&#39; calorie counts</b></a><br /><b>Chicago Tribune</b><br />The goal of the program is to cut down on childhood <b>obesity</b> by providing parents and school nutrition specialists with specific information on what types of food elementary students are eating. They will then be able to design healthy meals based on <b>…</b><br…

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The truth about advertising junk food to children: It works

Published: May 10, 2011

(Medical Xpress) — Children exposed to advertisements for high-calorie and nutrient-poor foods consume more unhealthy foods overall, regardless of the specific product and brand being marketed, finds a new study from the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University. The study, published in Economics and Human Biology, shows a relationship between children’s exposure to food …

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KidsWalk Coalition to announce results of street safety audits for walking and biking to New Orleans public schools

Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: May 10, 2011

WHAT A local advocacy organization will release a report indicating that a significant portion of Orleans Parish public schools lack safe environments for walking and biking to school. The KidsWalk Coalition will release “Stepping to School: An assessment of neighborhood walkability and solutions for a safer, healthier New Orleans.” KidsWalk Coalition is a local partnership of government agencies and public health, transportation and community organizations dedicated to improving the health of New Orleanians by creating…

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The Spread Of Social Obesity

Published: May 06, 2011

Obesity is socially contagious, according to research published in the past few years. How it is “caught” from others remains a murky area. But findings from Arizona State University researchers published online May 5 in the American Journal of Public Health shed light on the transmission of obesity among friends and family. Shared ideas about acceptable weight or body size play only a minor …

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