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With grocery bus, West Siders jump on health bandwagon

With grocery bus, West Siders jump on health bandwagon | Developing Policies for Improved Access to Healthier Foods | Scoop.it
There’s a novel solution bringing relief to food deserts on Chicago’s West Side.Sparing the expense of building a bricks and mortar grocery, a group has transformed a decommissioned CTA bus into a mobile, one-aisle produce mart.
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Boston Doctors Can Now Prescribe You a Bike

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The City of Boston this week is rolling out a new program that’s whimsically known as “Prescribe-a-Bike.” Part medicine, part welfare, the initiative allows doctors at Boston Medical Center to write “prescriptions” for low-income patients to get...
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Why not?  When prevention of disease becomes as important as curing disease, then we start going in the right direction.

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New CDC data show encouraging development in obesity rates among 2 to 5 year olds | Press Release | CDC Online Newsroom | CDC

New CDC data show encouraging development in obesity rates among 2 to 5 year olds (New @CDCgov data show encouraging development in obesity rates among 2 to 5 year olds.
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Food Politics » World Health Organization takes on the food industry

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Not 1 country has fixed the obesity epidemic - "a failure of political will to take on big business." @marionnestle http://t.co/1vhU1uY96p
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American Medical Association: Obesity is a Disease - Voice of America

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American Medical Association: Obesity is a Disease
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The largest U.S. doctors' group said obesity is a disease.
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Fast Food Chains Getting Into the Food Stamp Act

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In an ever-growing number of  states, if you crave a taco or fried chicken from a fast-food restaurant,  you can pay for  it with food stamps.
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Study Finds Widespread Support for Anti-Obesity Laws - U.S. News & World Report

Study Finds Widespread Support for Anti-Obesity Laws - U.S. News & World Report | Developing Policies for Improved Access to Healthier Foods | Scoop.it
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Candymakers Try to Lighten Things Up

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The president of Mars Candy is calling for candymakers to join the fight against obesity.
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What If Wild Animals Ate Fast Food | Primary Times TV

What If Wild Animals Ate Fast Food | Primary Times TV | Developing Policies for Improved Access to Healthier Foods | Scoop.it
A compilation of animated shorts titled 'Rollin' Safari', produced for the 2013 Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, features obese, bloated wild animals in hilarious scenes of mortal combat.
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Pencils Down, Spatulas Up—England to Teach Kids to Cook in Schools

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The Food Revolution Pittsburgh program at Obama High School is leading the way in the city! http://t.co/ilDz8nVrPg
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This Chicago Startup Delivers Fast Food That Won't Make You Fat - Chicagomag.com

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Chicagomag.com This Chicago Startup Delivers Fast Food That Won't Make You Fat Chicagomag.com The new food company Factor 75 distributes bagged and boxed meals to gyms, fitness centers, and by appointment to homes and offices, delivering what it...
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Citizens Redirect Funding to Bike Lanes, Community Gardens, and Street Lamps in an Experiment in Direct Democracy « Building Resilient Regions

Participatory budgeting (PB), which began in 1989 in Porto Allegre, Brazil, as a way to overcome inequality and improve living standards in the city’s poorest neighborhoods, reached the United States after spreading to hundreds of cities in South and Central America, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

 


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COLUMBIA: Haley pushes to limit food stamp purchases to healthy items | Politics | The State

COLUMBIA: Haley pushes to limit food stamp purchases to healthy items | Politics | The State | Developing Policies for Improved Access to Healthier Foods | Scoop.it
Gov. Nikki Haley on Thursday joined leaders of three state agencies to announce plans to seek a waiver from the federal government to change the food stamp program. Haley noted that South Carolina has the eighth highest rate of obesity among states.
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Non-Profit Store to Open in Pa. Food Desert - Supermarket News

Non-Profit Store to Open in Pa. Food Desert
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Fare & Square, a 13,000-square-foot store, will sell nutritious food staples with a focus on fresh produce, meats, dairy, seafood and frozen foods at everyday low prices.
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The US can't afford to get complacent about obesity - Washington Post

The US can't afford to get complacent about obesity - Washington Post | Developing Policies for Improved Access to Healthier Foods | Scoop.it
The US can't afford to get complacent about obesity
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HEADLINES LAST week offered a glimmer of hope on obesity: A government study found that the obesity rate for children ages 2 to 5 dropped by about 40 percent between 2003 and 2012.
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WHO recommends halving daily sugar intake in fight against obesity

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GENEVA (AFP) - The World Health Organisation has said the recommended amount of sugar consumed daily should be halved as it stepped up its battle against public health problems like obesity and tooth decay.
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Exercise Up in US, but So Is Obesity: Report - WebMD

Exercise Up in US, but So Is Obesity: Report - WebMD | Developing Policies for Improved Access to Healthier Foods | Scoop.it
Wall Street Journal Exercise Up in US, but So Is Obesity: Report WebMD Big gains in physical activity were seen in counties in Kentucky, Georgia and Florida, but Kentucky's Lewis County also had the biggest increase in male obesity -- from about 29...
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How urban design can fight obesity | SmartPlanet

How urban design can fight obesity | SmartPlanet | Developing Policies for Improved Access to Healthier Foods | Scoop.it
The obesity epidemic in the U.S. often focuses on individual lifestyle choice. But can urban planning make a difference without the preachiness? (RT @DFLamont: @CustomStrength Stairs & walkability vs driving.
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Burpee Home Gardens® Truck Will Feed Food Deserts, Grow Thousands of ... - Business Wire (press release)

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Burpee Home Gardens® Truck Will Feed Food Deserts, Grow Thousands of ...
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There are 13.6 million Americans living in areas with limited access to fresh produce, known as food deserts, according to the U.S.
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Obesity panel urges Ontario to ban junk food marketing aimed at kids

Obesity panel urges Ontario to ban junk food marketing aimed at kids | Developing Policies for Improved Access to Healthier Foods | Scoop.it
A provincial panel says the keys to reducing childhood obesity in Ontario lie in pre-natal care and breastfeeding, increasing healthy food options in schools and building communities that encourage healthy eating habits and ...
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Price and Expenditure Elasticities for Fresh Fruit in an Urban Food ...

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The concern is that residents of such neighborhoods — often minorities — have little choice but to buy food at convenience stores or eat at fast-food restaurants, with predictably dire health consequences.
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Don't let the term 'expenditure elasticities' throw you - this is a quick read with great policy insight to increase access to healthier foods.
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In city schools, healthy foods have yet to make the grade with students - Chicago Tribune

In city schools, healthy foods have yet to make the grade with students - Chicago Tribune | Developing Policies for Improved Access to Healthier Foods | Scoop.it
Chicago Tribune In city schools, healthy foods have yet to make the grade with students Chicago Tribune First lady Michelle Obama will bring a star-studded lineup to Chicago on Thursday to tout the success of her national campaign against childhood...
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Model Farm-to-School Initiative: The Framingham High School Garden - MetroWest Moves

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RT @JSIhealth: Model Farm-to-School Initiative: The Framingham High School Garden http://t.co/m0RRMTKn97 #jsiUS #obesity @lohrash
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Community gardens taking root around Central Jersey

Community gardens taking root around Central Jersey | Developing Policies for Improved Access to Healthier Foods | Scoop.it
It takes a community: Side-by-side, neighbors grow together (Community gardens taking root: Duke Farms also offers organic gardening programs open to the public for $12.

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Video: What if wild animals ate fast food - EarthSky (blog)

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Video: What if wild animals ate fast food
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Video: What if wild animals ate fast food. Picture 1. Everyone likes to let loose on Fridays and have a little fun, even us. Be forewarned: It's goofy.
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Lawmakers Target Obesity by Limiting Food Stamp Purchasing Choices - WDTV

Lawmakers Target Obesity by Limiting Food Stamp Purchasing Choices - WDTV | Developing Policies for Improved Access to Healthier Foods | Scoop.it
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Lawmakers Target Obesity by Limiting Food Stamp Purchasing Choices. Written by Your 5News Team. Last updated on February 22, 2013 @ 7:58PM.
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