PI’s “Addressing The Intersection: Preventing Violence and Promoting Healthy Eating and Active Living” highlighted in “The Nation’s Health”
Communities in Denver CO, Chula Vista CA and Louisville KY are working to prevent violence as part of their efforts to support healthy eating and physical activity. Read the full article, and learn more about how increasing safety strengthens chronic disease prevention approaches.
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.
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