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Mealtime is Family Time

By | August 11th, 2015|Prevention|

You may have seen our Arizona Nutrition Network's new messages about how important it is for families to eat together. The Network provides nutrition education statewide for participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and their message about the importance of family meals can be seen on television, billboards, social media, community classes, and [...]

Obesity Declared a Disease

By | June 21st, 2013|Prevention|

The American Medical Association voted to recognize obesity as a disease this week.  This is an important change… because the term “disease” in the managed care world means that that prevention and treatment is more medically necessary, justifying reimbursement for necessary interventions.  If obesity isn't a disease then I don't know what is.  Obesity has [...]

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Data Shows Progress… but Obesity is Still Rising

By | March 19th, 2013|Prevention|

Here’s some good news about the battle against the obesity epidemic: national data shows the average intake of calories has decreased for boys and girls over the last 12 years.  While the news is encouraging, our work to promote nutrition and physical activity to reduce obesity remains important. Reducing obesity is a Winnable Battle both nationally and [...]

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Menu Labeling & the ACA

By | October 4th, 2012|Affordable Care Act, Prevention|

You might have noticed that more and more restaurants and fast food places are starting to put calorie and other nutrition information on their menus.  That’s not a coincidence or accident- they’re getting ready for the upcoming menu nutrition labeling requirements in the Affordable Care Act.  Section 4205 of the new law requires restaurants with [...]

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Home Baked and Confectionery Goods Program

By | January 13th, 2012|Preparedness|

Our Home Baked and Confectionery Goods Program enrolled our 1000th participant this month- providing new opportunities to more than 1000 families to bake food at home and be able to sell it commercially.  This week also marks the 6 month anniversary of this innovative new program.  We also recently completed the official rules- which will go [...]

New Laws Related to our Mission

By | April 25th, 2011|Behavioral Health, General, Licensing, Preparedness, Prevention|

The Legislature completed the Regular Session last week.  They've passed numerous bills.  The Governor has signed many of them, but some are still waiting for her consideration and signature.  Below are the new laws that have been signed by the Governor that are related to our mission: HB 2585: Controlled Substances; Marijuana; Monitoring This law requires [...]

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) [...]

New Strategies to Reduce NaCl Intake

By | April 26th, 2010|Prevention|

Last Wednesday, April 21, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a new report on high blood pressure entitled Strategies to Reduce Sodium Intake in the United States.  The report was sponsored by the CDC, FDA, and  NIH. High blood pressure is one of the nation’s leading causes of death, responsible for roughly one in six [...]

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ADHS Electronic Updates

By | February 18th, 2010|General|

Please take a couple of minutes to sign up for our new ADHS electronic updates feature.   When you sign up to receive electronic updates from the Department, you can click on the kinds of things that you want to receive, like our new “healthy and in-season recipe of the week”, media releases, immunizations newsletters and [...]

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