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Empower Pack Going National?

By | June 10th, 2010|Prevention|

In an effort to spread the good word about our innovative Empower Pack  program, we submitted an article for presentation at the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting this fall.  We heard last week that our submission entitled "EMPOWER – Arizona's collaborative leadership efforts in implementing policy on childhood obesity and tobacco use in child [...]

Childhood Obesity Task Force Report

By | May 17th, 2010|General, Prevention|

The President signed a Memorandum in February establishing the Task Force on Childhood Obesity and charged them with developing an interagency action plan to solve the problem of obesity in the US.  The Task Force included the Secretaries of the Health, Agriculture, Interior, Education, Office of Management and Budget, Assistant to the President and Chief of [...]

Interesting Support for Overhauling Breakfast & Lunch Programs

By | April 23rd, 2010|General, Prevention|

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that the US Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, passed legislation out of their Committee to reauthorize WIC and the other Child Nutrition Programs last week. It’s called the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The bill includes the reauthorization of the free and reduced lunch and breakfast [...]

Interesting Support for Overhauling Breakfast & Lunch Programs

By | April 23rd, 2010|General, Prevention|

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that the US Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, passed legislation out of their Committee to reauthorize WIC and the other Child Nutrition Programs last week. It’s called the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The bill includes the reauthorization of the free and reduced lunch and breakfast [...]

New “Go Low” Campaign

By | April 12th, 2010|Prevention|

Let’s start with a quick quiz on this one… Which of the following food items contains more fat: 2 slices of pepperoni pizza 1 order of large fries 3 glasses of whole milk 8 strips of bacon The answer is 3. 3 glasses of whole milk.  If you pour whole milk at mealtime for your [...]

Breakfast & Lunch

By | April 5th, 2010|General, Licensing, Prevention|

The US Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, passed legislation out of their Committee to reauthorize WIC and the other Child Nutrition Programs last week. It’s called the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The bill http://ag.senate.gov/site/legislation.html includes the reauthorization of the free and reduced lunch and breakfast programs.  I was in DC a couple [...]

Breakfast & Lunch

By | April 5th, 2010|General, Licensing, Prevention|

The US Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, passed legislation out of their Committee to reauthorize WIC and the other Child Nutrition Programs last week. It’s called the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The bill http://ag.senate.gov/site/legislation.html includes the reauthorization of the free and reduced lunch and breakfast programs.  I was in DC a couple [...]

Pima Nabs Big Obesity Prevention Grant

By | March 22nd, 2010|Prevention|

Pima County will receive a $16 million grant as part of the national Communities Putting Prevention to Work efforts funded through the federal Stimulus program.  They’ll be creating a community-wide set of strategies and interventions to reduce obesity by ensuring safe, attractive accessible places for physical activity and making healthy foods available, accessible, and affordable. [...]

Child Obesity Research

By | March 9th, 2010|Prevention|

The latest issue of Health Affairs http://www.healthaffairs.org/ has some important resources and research related to the increasing problem of childhood obesity.  Kids are eating more snacks -- salty chips, sweetened sodas, candy bars -- than ever be­fore. Trend data show that children are av­eraging nearly three snacks per day, with 27% of their daily calories [...]