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...
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...
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.
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.
Non-Profit Store to Open in Pa. Food Desert Supermarket News 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.
The US can't afford to get complacent about obesity Washington Post 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.
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.
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...
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.
Burpee Home Gardens® Truck Will Feed Food Deserts, Grow Thousands of ... Business Wire (press release) There are 13.6 million Americans living in areas with limited access to fresh produce, known as food deserts, according to the U.S.
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 ...
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.
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...
Video: What if wild animals ate fast food EarthSky (blog) 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.
WDTV Lawmakers Target Obesity by Limiting Food Stamp Purchasing Choices WDTV 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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