DO NOT USE Active Living/Access to Healthy Foods (14)

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Should people be held responsible for being obese or can that only be the case if we have a "nanny" state?

The obesity prevention campaign needlessly shines a light on personal appearance versus health. Fat people are ridiculed, overlooked, and c…

Started by Tamar Knox

7 Mar 18, 2010
Reply by Joanna Silber

PRESIDENT'S (fitness) CHALLENGE: Never heard of it?

Mrs. Obama seems to have overshadowed the long-standing President's Challenge (PC).  If you are in your 50's, you will remember (memory los…

Started by Tamar Knox

3 Mar 2, 2010
Reply by Percival Scott Fife

Hospital donates $130K to maintain healthy cooking program started in schools by UK celebrity chef

The highly publicized makeover of  Huntington, West Virginia by Jamie Oliver begs the question of how his intervention can be evaluated.  …

Started by Marisel Brown

1 Feb 21, 2010
Reply by Estelle Menz

Rural America's Obesity Drivers Illustrated in CRS's Daily Yonder

The Center for Rural Strategies in Kentucky complied a list of rural counties  that includes fruit/veggie consumption, fast food concentrat…

Started by Marisel Brown

1 Feb 21, 2010
Reply by Fiona Hyde

Implications of cultural attitudes toward body size in mobilizing low-income/ethnic communities

In order to mobilizing communities to advocate for access to healthy foods & neighboods with spaces for physical activity, residents wi…

Started by Beatrice Yearwood

0 Feb 20, 2010

Tax Tater Tots-Don't Subsidize Salads?????????????

Are studies like the one I mention below overlooking how much study subjects knew about nutrition & how their kids could become ill if…

Started by Cecil Verley

0 Feb 10, 2010

ARTICLE: Study reveals capacity for diabetes prevention & control eludes LHDs in North Carolina

Should local health departments (LHDs) use exisiting performance assesement measures to improve chronic disese prevention capacity?   Is it…

Started by Marisel Brown

0 Feb 8, 2010

You are not alone: Canada's children are not fit

A recent survey by the Canadian health authorities http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2010/01/13/fitness-canadians.html" target="_blank

Started by Estelle Menz

0 Jan 15, 2010

Scottish men closing life expectancy gap with women

If we overlook the high rates of suicide in Scotland's male population, there is good news about how well men are taking care of themselves…

Started by Estelle Menz

0 Dec 27, 2009

Scottish government ahead of U.S. in promoting cycling but Scots unconvinced

Scottish government set a target (2020) date to increase cycling, but cycling enthusiasts are unhappy with progress. From my visit to the U…

Started by Estelle Menz

0 Dec 27, 2009

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