Big Gulps for Little Leagues: Hear What Soft Drink Companies Say, Show What They Do (3.19.12)
Reporting on Health highlights Prevention Institute's We're Not Buying It campaign, which calls out the food and beverage industry for preaching concern for children's health and wellbeing while bombarding kids with advertisements for unhealthy products loaded with sugar, fat, and sodium. Prevention Institute's Ann Whidden is quoted.Read more...
Don't Let Food Labels Fool You (3.21.12)
Big Food's marketing tactics purposefully make it challenging for families to eat healthily. Prevention Institute's Claiming Health: Front-of-Package Labeling of Children's Foods is cited.Read more...
“Lightly Salted? How to Decode Food Packaging” (3.14.12)
"Better-for-You" children's foods rarely live up to the health claims on their packages, often deceiving parents who struggle to make the best food decisions for their kids. This article cites Prevention Institute's study, Claiming Health: Front-of-Package Labeling of Children's Food, which studied 58 children's products that make health claims found that 84% don't meet basic nutritional standards.
"Rosenblum: Push to encourage healthy behavior will pay off in time" (3.15.12)
Minnesota's Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) was launched in 2009 to create healthier communities by changing the way people think, eat and move. Now, its funding has been dramatically cut - and while that means a major blow for prevention initiatives across the state, resourceful advocates are still implementing cost-effective strategies to improve health. Prevention Institute's Larry Cohen is quoted.