The new Double UP food Bucks Arizona (Double Up AZ) program is helping to ensure more people have fresh healthy fruits and vegetables in their diet.
Having better access to locally grown organic foods is also helping to support local economic growth and health.
Robert McClendon, a farmer in the region explained to local 12 News that this […]
Lisa published the change Massachusetts Hospitals Ask Lawmakers for Sugary Drink Tax in the Hub Salud America! 3 days, 14 hours ago
As more and more cities are looking towards soda taxes to help reduce chronic health risks associated with sugary drink consumption, Massachusets hospitals are now in talks with Lawmakers about a soda tax to help fund improving children’s health in the state.
“I think it’s a good idea. If it promotes good health for people, especially you […]
Congrats to the newly released study of the Berkeley soda tax, a joint effort of the Public Health Institute and the University of North Carolina covering over 15 million supermarket transactions which show that the Berkeley soda tax is working! Soda sales have been down by 10%, and water and milk sales have gone up!
Residents are buying fe […]
Dr. Nimali Fernando, aka “Doctor Yum” is a board-certified pediatrician practicing in Fredericksburg, Virginia, after seeing kids whose body mass index fell into higher percentiles, she realized many families needed nutrition education. Working with many families in her practice she found out kids eating practices within her practice were […]
Lisa published the resource Six Food Innovation Opportunities for Healthier Food Careers in the Hub Salud America! 4 days, 11 hours ago
Students with great ideas relating to agricultural sustainability have the chance to earn some money by submitting applications to six opportunities spotlighted by Food Tank. Students interested in food and agriculture, Food Tank is highlighting six unique opportunities for students to fund projects, receive professional training, and bolster […]
Lisa published the change Exciting News! The Bronx Healthy Beverage Zone Project Moves Forward in the Hub Salud America! 1 week ago
What is considered a “healthy beverage zone”? A sugary drinks-free zone!
The Healthy Beverage Zone (HBZ) is a first of its kind, borough-wide effort to eliminate sugary-sweetened beverages (SSBs) at work sites, health centers, hospitals, houses of worship and schools, affecting all who work, live, and visit the Bronx.
Lisa published the change NFL Hall of Famer, Emmitt Smith Takes A Stand For Healthier Food in the Hub Salud America! 1 week ago
Many know Emmitt Smith was as an NFL Hall-of-Famer, but did you know he is also a real estate and construction businessman and community philanthropist?
He is now writing on support for Texas to establish a food retail incentive fund that would help businesses expand healthy retail into low-income neighborhoods and booster […]
Water Wellness Alert!!!
Did you know that between 50-75% of your body is made of water? Drinking enough water to keep your body hydrated is an important part of staying healthy for kids and adults.
One of the simplest ways that we can make sure that kids are drinking adequate water (and skipping the sugar-sweetened beverages!) is to […]
Connecticut would be the first State to consider a statewide soda tax if conversations continue.
Cities like Berkely and Philadelphia have passed a tax and have already seen progress in terms of reducing soda consumption and improving funding for education and public health initiatives.
For Connecticut, the conversation around soda taxes […]
Film is a creative, impactful way to tell a story—especially when it deals with real-world problems and solutions. In Las Cruces, New Mexico (67.1% Latino), school dietician Barbara Berger saw the need to increase eating well and physical activity among students. Berger and others worked to get funding to enable students to make creative v […]
The #WellnessWins campaign celebrates the importance of strong wellness policies and cthe great strides districts are already making nationwide!
The #WellnessWins campaign celebrates district wellness success and inspires everyone to create healthier school environments, grounded in strong wellness policies. Beginning on April 17, school< […]
Calling all health champions ages 15-18!
The Michael and Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living is awarding 2017 Texas Health Champions that are helping to prevent or deter obesity in their local town, cities, communities, or schools.
The Award Ceremony will be held during the Texas Obesity Awareness week, September 11th through the 15th, […]
Lisa published the change Pop-Up Concessions Promote Healthy Plant-based Options in the Hub Salud America! 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Getting students eager to try new plant-based foods is not always an easy feat. Yet, when healthy options look appetizing and promote vegetarian dishes in a new way, student’s curiosity grows.
The University of Pittsburgh culinary team collaborated with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), in a two-day workshop. They learned ne […]
Lisa published the change Multnomah Health Advocates Work To Get Soda Tax on the Ballot in the Hub Salud America! 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Health advocates hoping to raise an estimated $28.4 million per year from a soda tax in Multnomah County are working to gather around 25,000 signatures to get the measure on the ballot.
The tax would allow for an 18 cent tax for an average 12-ounce soda or 51 cents per liter of soda, with revenues helping to fund early childhood education, […]
Lisa published the resource New Study Shows How Videos on Healthy Shopping Can Be Influential in the Hub Salud America! 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Looking to make an impact on California Latina’s shopping who do most of the household grocery shopping, researchers looked at how watching videos could help encourage healthier shopping habits among Latina’s.
As studied by previous researchers interventions focused solely on providing access to healthier foods for underserved people is not […]
Lisa published the change Panera Bread Posts Added Sugars on Self-Serve Beverages in the Hub Salud America! 4 weeks ago
Eating and drinking healthier can be a challenge, especially when dining out.
Now, Panera Bread announced their series of sugary beverages that will show the nutritional information, calories, and amount of sugars for each beverage.
The first national restaurant company to post calories and sugars in its beverages, Panera plans to […]
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