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Food Desert Summit Looks for Ways to Increase Access to Nutritious Foods

By | July 15th, 2016|Prevention|

Many Arizona residents live in food deserts, which are areas that lack healthy, affordable, good-quality food. Having access to nutritious food requires that food be available in the community and that households can afford it. In Arizona, twenty-one and a half percent of households with children are food insecure. Childhood food security and childhood obesity [...]

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Nutrition & the Retail Gorilla

By | February 1st, 2011|Prevention|

You know how when California passes a new car emission standard or something all the manufacturers comply with all of their fleet even though they don’t sell them all in CA?  That’s because the car makers can’t afford to miss out on the California market.   Well, Walmart is kinda like that when it comes to [...]

Nourishing Arizona’s “Food Deserts”

By | September 8th, 2010|Prevention|

One of the ways ADHS can help eliminate Arizona’s food deserts is to try to get our vendors (the businesses that accept WIC coupons) to broaden their food inventories with healthier foods. The ADHS Program Integrity Team works to get this done.  The Team actively reaches out to the vendor communities (grocery stores and other [...]

AZ Obesity Update

By | July 6th, 2010|General, Prevention|

The Trust for America’s Health released their annual obesity report.  Overall, the national trend toward increasing obesity rates continued it’s march forward.  Arizona ranked in the middle of the pack, but the pack itself in increasingly unhealthy.  More than two-thirds of states have adult obesity rates above 25 percent. In 1991, no state had an [...]