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Single Moms Take On Local Food Deserts in Asheville North Carolina

Single Moms Take On Local Food Deserts in Asheville North Carolina | Developing Policies for Improved Access to Healthier Foods | Scoop.it
Asheville has recently been in the news for the adoption of its progressive regional Food Action Plan, which addresses food insecurity/security and access issues. It is no surprise that our town is making food security headlines ...
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New Rules For School Snack Foods Announced In USA

New Rules For School Snack Foods Announced In USA | Developing Policies for Improved Access to Healthier Foods | Scoop.it
The USDA has announced new proposal - \ (New Rules For School Snack Foods Announced In USA http://t.co/GTdnBWZt #obesity)
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FDA: Better food labeling could stem obesity - Fox News

FDA: Better food labeling could stem obesity - Fox News | Developing Policies for Improved Access to Healthier Foods | Scoop.it
FDA: Better food labeling could stem obesity
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The FDA commissioned the study as part of the action plan for its Obesity Working Group.
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Can Food Deserts Become Oases?

Can Food Deserts Become Oases? | Developing Policies for Improved Access to Healthier Foods | Scoop.it
In one short but memorable scene in the documentary Soul Food Junkies (premiering on Independent Lens Jan. 14), filmmaker Byron Hurt interviews a woman who just can't find decent, healthy food in her neighborhood.
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Food Policy - Access to Affordable and Nutritious Food—Measuring & Understanding Food Deserts & Their Consequences

BC Food Security Gateway (RT @StoryRoute: Access Nutritious Food Measuring & Understanding Food Deserts / Consequences http://t.co/ynaR2m73 #foodjustice pls Rt #JGF...)...
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LA 'Meatless Mondays': Los Angeles City Council Endorses Healthier Eating ... - Huffington Post

LA 'Meatless Mondays': Los Angeles City Council Endorses Healthier Eating ... - Huffington Post | Developing Policies for Improved Access to Healthier Foods | Scoop.it
LA 'Meatless Mondays': Los Angeles City Council Endorses Healthier Eating ...Huffington Post"This follows the 'good food' agenda we recently adopted supporting local, sustainable food choices," said Councilwoman Jan Perry, who has called for a ban...
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Active design in offices gets workers to move - USA TODAY

Active design in offices gets workers to move - USA TODAY | Developing Policies for Improved Access to Healthier Foods | Scoop.it
Active design in offices gets workers to moveUSA TODAY2012 - The push to reverse the obesity epidemic and promote physical fitness is spilling into design and architecture and beginning to target one of the nation's most sedentary environments: the...
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Ontario doctors urge junk food warning labels and taxes - Health - CBC News

Unhealthy foods should be taxed the same way tobacco is as part of an effort to battle childhood obesity, Ontario doctors say.
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Peel Region ready to fight obesity with urban design - Toronto Star

Peel Region ready to fight obesity with urban design - Toronto Star | Developing Policies for Improved Access to Healthier Foods | Scoop.it
Toronto StarPeel Region ready to fight obesity with urban designToronto StarBut Peel Region has decided to stop counting calories and start shedding the guilt as it confronts ballooning obesity rates with some radical new medicine.
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Regulation of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages — NEJM

Regulation of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages — NEJM | Developing Policies for Improved Access to Healthier Foods | Scoop.it
Clinical Decisions from The New England Journal of Medicine — Regulation of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (Will regulation of sugar-sweetened beverages imposed by New York recently help curb the obesity pandemic?
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Project brings relief to Toronto's 'food deserts' - The Toronto Observer

Project brings relief to Toronto's 'food deserts' - The Toronto Observer | Developing Policies for Improved Access to Healthier Foods | Scoop.it
The Toronto ObserverProject brings relief to Toronto's 'food deserts'The Toronto ObserverEvery week, the Mobile Good Food Market sends a box truck full of nutritious food to Toronto's food deserts — high-population areas where fresh food is far and...
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Central City Concern teams up with rolling grocery store to deliver fresh food

Central City Concern teams up with rolling grocery store to deliver fresh food | Developing Policies for Improved Access to Healthier Foods | Scoop.it
Central City Concern, a Portland non-profit for those in need, joins forces with My Street Grocery to take fresh food to customers who cannot easily get to a grocery store.
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McDonald's puts a television channel on the fast food chain's menu - Syracuse.com

McDonald's puts a television channel on the fast food chain's menu - Syracuse.com | Developing Policies for Improved Access to Healthier Foods | Scoop.it
Syracuse.comMcDonald's puts a television channel on the fast food chain's menuSyracuse.com2012-09-26-ap-McDonalds-Channel.JPG View full sizeDamian Dovarganes / APMcDonald's patrons watch the new McDonald's television channel at a restaurant in...
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Camden Garden Club's eviction could worsen plight in a food desert - Philadelphia Inquirer

Camden Garden Club's eviction could worsen plight in a food desert - Philadelphia Inquirer | Developing Policies for Improved Access to Healthier Foods | Scoop.it
Philadelphia Inquirer Camden Garden Club's eviction could worsen plight in a food desert Philadelphia Inquirer The overall lack of supermarkets in the city has landed parts of Camden on the list of the country's worst food deserts - defined by the...
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Weight loss in Social Media

Weight loss in Social Media | Developing Policies for Improved Access to Healthier Foods | Scoop.it
Weight loss and Web 2.0. Collection of weight loss related blogs, podcasts, slideshows, mobile applications and community sites to help you keep yourself up-to-date.
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Gardening touted to fight teen obesity

Gardening touted to fight teen obesity | Developing Policies for Improved Access to Healthier Foods | Scoop.it
Centennial High School student Julia Sumouske is hoping her promotion of the national day of service will sprout healthier lifestyles for some local school children.
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Will a tax on chocolate help tackle obesity? - by Michelle Wilkinson - Helium

Obesity can reduce peoples life expectancy dramatically, and is on a par with smoking when it comes to the damage it does to peoples health. It th..., Michelle Wilkinson (Will a tax on chocolate help tackle obesity?
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US Med Students May Be Undereducated on Obesity - U.S. News & World Report

US Med Students May Be Undereducated on ObesityU.S. News & World ReportResearchers analyzed more than 200 articles about obesity-related medical-school training that were published between 1966 and 2010.
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CDC Features - Eating Healthy Affordably Inside a Food Desert

CDC Features - Eating Healthy Affordably Inside a Food Desert | Developing Policies for Improved Access to Healthier Foods | Scoop.it
If you struggle with finding affordable fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lowfat milk and other healthier foods, the important thing to remember is that you can still take steps to improve your diet.
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Community Garden Network with Attendant Veggie Mobile Serves ‘Foodies in Food Deserts’

Community Garden Network with Attendant Veggie Mobile Serves ‘Foodies in Food Deserts’ | Developing Policies for Improved Access to Healthier Foods | Scoop.it
Standing in front of Ten Eyck Apartments, a 101-unit high-rise apartment building in downtown Schenectady, New York, can be found the Veggie Mobile, a vegetable stand on wheels.
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In Washington, DC, Doctor's Add Vegetable Prescriptions to Anti-Obesity Arsenal

In Washington, DC, Doctor's Add Vegetable Prescriptions to Anti-Obesity Arsenal | Developing Policies for Improved Access to Healthier Foods | Scoop.it
In Washington, DC, Doctor's Add Vegetable Prescriptions to Anti-Obesity Arsenal (“@GOOD: In Washington, DC, doctor's add vegetable prescriptions to anti-obesity arsenal http://t.co/4i8SWUzT”;...
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Study Provides Insight on Residents of Rural Food Deserts — Ohio State University Extension

Study Provides Insight on Residents of Rural Food Deserts — Ohio State University Extension | Developing Policies for Improved Access to Healthier Foods | Scoop.it
WOOSTER, Ohio -- "Food deserts" are normally thought of as low-income, blighted urban neighborhoods with little access to fresh, reasonably priced fruits and vegetables.
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Nutritious school lunches can be weapon against obesity - Bellingham Herald

Nutritious school lunches can be weapon against obesityBellingham HeraldThurston County school districts have implemented recent changes to the National School Lunch Program that put increased emphasis on healthful foods – more fruits and...
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Cutting down on food waste, mapping food deserts - KING5.com

Cutting down on food waste, mapping food desertsKING5.comKING5.com. Posted on October 9, 2012 at 6:04 PM. King County wants to help families reduce food waste.
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Civil Eats » Blog Archive » Should Cities Require Corner Stores to Sell Healthy Food?

Great @civileats article about eliminating food deserts!
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