"If We Build It, Will People Be More Healthy?" (1.31.12)
The places where we live, work, learn and play shape our health. Prevention Institute's Jeremy Cantor comments on California's built environment, and highlights current policy and environmental change efforts that support health and physical activity.
"US guidelines on food marketing to kids stalls" (1.27.12)
Federal efforts to address the connection between chronic disease and food marketing to children recently stalled, when funding for a set of proposed national marketing guidelines became contingent on a cost-benefit analysis mandated through an appropriations bill. A number of public health advocates, including PI's Juliet Sims, speak out on the importance of these sensible, evidence-based guidelines.Read more...
"Why Low-Income Kids Miss Out On Play" (1.10.12)
A new report by the American Academy of Pediatrics found low-income children in cities have limited opportunities to play. Prevention Institute's report, Addressing the Intersection: Preventing Violence and Promoting Healthy Eating and Active Living is cited.
"Soda Tax: What Can a Penny Do?" (1.9.12)
A new study found that a nationwide penny-per-ounce tax would reduce sugar-sweetened beverage consumption by 15 percent. Prevention Institute's Juliet Sims is quoted.