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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 [...]

School Nutrition Overhaul

By | March 8th, 2010|General, Prevention|

The USDA’s Child Nutrition Act is up for re-authorization this year.  The program provides food to more than 31M school children through the National School Lunch Program as well as 11M that qualify for the School Breakfast Program. Many children get ½ of their daily calories at schools- making this program a great leverage point [...]