Children exercise if parents do

Physical Activity Research

Published: July 30, 2012

DENVER, July 30 (UPI) — Parents worried their children don’t get enough exercise should increase their physical activity and their kids will follow, U.S. researchers advise.

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Meet the Guys Who Make Local Food Affordable

Food Environment Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: July 30, 2012

Do you ever wonder where the produce you eat comes from? Chances are it has crossed multiple state lines and passed through the hands of numerous middlemen before arriving at your grocery store or cafeteria. The farm from where it originated has only received 10 percent of the purchase price, and the prices have been hiked up so much that the people who need it most ? low-income families ? can?t …

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Illinois Fresh Food Fund To Provide Groceries For Food Deserts

Food Environment Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: July 30, 2012

Illinoisans in so-called “food deserts” will have better access to fresh food under a new state program. The program is modeled after successful efforts in Pennsylvania and New York state that provide residents in disadvantaged communities with greater access to a nutritionally balanced diet, coupled with nutritional education.

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New food market to open in New Orleans' Central City

Food Environment Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs) Education & Engagement

Published: July 20, 2012

Local food supplier Jack and Jake's will be breaking ground on a new food market in Central City this September. CEO John Burns said the market will be located in the old Myrtle Banks School building on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard. In addition to renovating the existing school building, a new adjoining facility will also be built. Burns started his company last November to connect local farmers with neighborhood markets, schools and hospitals that lack…

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Tulane University medical students to don chef jackets

Core Research Food Environment Research Education & Engagement

Published: July 18, 2012

For part of each day, first-year students at Tulane University School of Medicine will swap their lab coats for chefs' jackets. They'll change their outerwear because they'll be heading into the kitchen in a new program that's the first of its kind in an American medical school. This initiative, in which Tulane is working with a culinary school, is designed to make doctors aware of the importance of diet by showing them how to prepare…

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