Bike lanes keeping cyclists a lot safer: study

Physical Activity Research

Published: October 20, 2012

UBC researchers found a 50 per cent drop in accidents on routes with a bike lane. But UBC's Kay Teschke says Vancouver still has a long way to go to improve safety.

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New Orleans: A food city with food 'deserts'

Food Environment Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: October 20, 2012

Dwayne Boudreaux's memories of the Circle Food Store in New Orleans 7th Ward neighborhood are so vivid he can walk through its colonnade of arches into the dark and empty shell and give a guided tour of how it was before Hurricane Katrina.

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Mississippi, one of the poorest and sickest states, says no thanks to extra Medicaid dollars

Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: October 18, 2012

JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi has long been one of the sickest and poorest states in America, with some of the highest rates of obesity, diabetes and heart disease and more than 1 in 7 residents without insurance.

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Louisiana Food Access Summit set for Nov. 7 in Baton Rouge

Food Environment Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: October 17, 2012

BATON ROUGE – Several Louisiana organizations concerned with food production and distribution have planned a Food Access Summit Nov. 7 at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. The purpose is to promote communication among these various groups. The summit is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will include sessions on developing local food policy councils, initiating farm-to-school programs, and implementing a hunger-free Louisiana plan, according to Annrose Guarino, LSU AgCenter nutritionist and one of the…

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European researchers seek to identify environmental risk factors for obesity

Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: October 15, 2012

FoodNavigator.com Researchers seek to identify environmental risk factors for obesity FoodNavigator.com While obesity-prevention strategies have often focused on the individual, this project aims to identify the physical and social environmental elements that shape people’s behaviour, and how interventions might target these factors alongside individual …

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Video satire skewers Coke's polar bears - USAToday

Food Environment Research Special Interest Projects (SIPs)

Published: October 10, 2012

This is the video that Coca-Cola doesn’t want you to see. Its famous Polar Bears are skewered – as is the whole soft-drink industry – in an anti-sugary-drink video to be released Wednesday. Behind it: Alex Bogusky, the culturally influential ad legend whose former agency, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, has created ads for such hot-button clients as Burger King, Domino’s and, yes, Coca-Cola. Bogusky left the agency world in disgust two years ago. Now, he’s…

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