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New Public Awareness Campaign Encourages Families to be Physically Active

By | May 2nd, 2016|Prevention|

This week the Arizona Nutrition Network is launching a new public awareness campaign called “Put a Little Play Into Your Day” to increase physical activity throughout Arizona. The effort is an important step in addressing obesity, one of Arizona’s leading health priorities identified in the Arizona Health Improvement Plan. We know that physical [...]

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Tightening AZ’s Waistline

By | May 22nd, 2012|General|

The CDC, along with HBO, The Institutes of Medicine and several private partners created a series of documentaries, called Weight of the Nation which aired last week, but you can still watch them all online.  We wrote a feature about our own Matt Gainey-  who made tremendous strides to change his health.  Matt is just one [...]

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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 [...]

How to Live 12 Years Longer

By | April 30th, 2010|General, Prevention|

This week the Archives of Internal Medicine published the results of a 20-year lifestyle study on 4886 people in the UK between 1985 and 2005.  The study compared mortality rates among the group and analyzed longevity’s relationship to behavior.  The study compared people that had various bad behaviors- allocating 1 point for: 1) smoking; 2) [...]