In the United States, the Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. The well-organized among us have switched out double-pane windows and planted veggies we can cook on the grill wheeled to the patio for the first "eat & greet" of the season. Good weather,…Continue
There seems to be quite a bit taking place in America on the matter of nutrional information for consumers.
Meat may be labelled soon
Nutrition labels help with weight loss regardless of exercise. …Continue
Added by Estelle Menz on January 11, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
I don't know if you are going to APHA 2010 in Denver, but if you aren't here is a good sampling of obesity interventions ranging from GPS to school nutrition standards. Of course, you could make your way through the 288+ presentations/posters/roundtables/panels regarding obesity on the APHA annual meeting website.
You will only be able to access abstracts if you do not have a subscription to the journal.…Continue
Added by Beatrice Yearwood on October 26, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments
The food deserts idea may be getting push-back. Most people still see overeating as a choice that is made because people lack self-control or discipline. A report released by the USDA is not going to help at all. The USDA believes food deserts exist, but the report makes it clear that there aren't many studies that say better food options lead to lowering weight.
The report's webpage reads:
This report fills a request for a study of food…Continue
Added by Percival Scott Fife on March 6, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Activities to document our food environment are gaining momentum. The USDA released a web-based tool that provides several food & physical activity indicators for all counties in the nation.
The Atlas assembles statistics on three broad categories of food environment factors:
Food Choices—Indicators of the community's access to and acquisition of healthy, affordable food, such as: access and proximity to a grocery store; number of foodstores and…
Added by Marisel Brown on February 24, 2010 at 5:37am — No Comments
This is an exciting project that should be featured in some way so we can keep up with how it is being rolled-out.
From APA webpage:
The primary aim of this scan/study is to identify and evaluate the development, adoption and implementation of food access goals and policies of comprehensive and sustainability plans across the U.S. for the purpose of reducing food access disparities among children, adolescents and adults. The secondary aim is to provide…Continue
The American Planning Association is taking the lead in making community health a central principle in municipalities across the country. APA launched the Planning and Community Health Research Center.
According to its web page:
"The Center is dedicated to integrating community health issues into local and regional planning practices by advancing a program of research, outreach, education, and policy. By working closely with policy makers, public health professionals,…Continue
Added by Marisel Brown on January 24, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments
Added by Percival Scott Fife on January 22, 2010 at 6:38pm — No Comments