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23 October 2019
Cities across the world are learning that a tax on sugary drinks can help to shift purchasing habits and reduce the risks of health problems such as diabetes, heart attacks, and stroke. As a Boulder council member exp...
18 October 2019
San Diego, California, United States
Studies have routinely shown that spending time outdoors is good for health, so programs are being implemented in the United States in order to increase children's access to getting outside. From California's Outdoor ...
4 June 2019
Belmont, Massachusetts, United States
Food is not just linked to physical well-being but also mental health as well, and some doctors are now prescribing a change in diet to address psychiatric concerns. Although not necessarily a cure-all, this approach ...
1 May 2019
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Increasing the confidence of parents in directing their children toward healthy choices is crucial in the battle against childhood obesity. In Leeds, England, the HENRY (Health, Exercise, and Nutrition for the Really ...
The Washington Post
10 April 2019
Huntington, West Virginia, United States
After gaining attention in 2008 for having an obesity crisis, the city of Huntington, West Virginia started making slow and steady changes that have culminated into positive changes in the community's overall health. ...
21 February 2019
Berkeley, California, United States
California marks the first state in the United States to join the ranks of other countries such as Mexico that saw a significant decline in soda sales and increase in water sales after enacting a sugar tax. Critics of...
18 September 2018
Over 15 Minutes
Two innovative solutions in Great Britain in education are proving to be highly successful in improving students' performances in math and reading. A school in Edinburgh uses the Daily Mile (spending 15 minutes a day ...
17 September 2018
Oakland, California, United States
Radically Fit, is a gym meant of be a safe space for people of color, queer people, or fat-identified among others. The gym is an alternative for people that don’t usually feel safe in typical gyms that are often do...
5 June 2018
Under 800 Words
The First 1000 Days program in Amsterdam aims to cut childhood obesity down to 0% by 2033. Facets of this program include extensive visits to mothers by nurses, organization of healthy community activities, and specif...
9 November 2017
Mansfield, Ohio, United States
Food insecurity, obesity, and poor nutrition are all currently major challenges facing many US communities, particularly in the Midwest. SNAP-Ed is helping to tackle all of those issues through a program that teaches ...
6 March 2017
Maryland, United States
With rates of childhood obesity increasing around the county, Howard County, Maryland, launched a three-year media campaign to combat sugary drink sales. After looking at data, researchers conclude that soda sales in ...
12 December 2016
Losing weight is a struggle for many people and research has shown that one diet does not fit all, some people lose weight on a diet while others gain. For obese individuals, the way to lose weight may be highly perso...
The Washington Post
30 November 2016
London, United Kingdom
An obesity crisis has spread across Britain. A trend in some schools called "the daily mile" has children put their pens down and run or walk a mile every school day.
29 September 2016
New Hampshire, United States
Under 800 Words
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center geriatrician Dr. John Batsis has obtained a $796,500 grant to develop a home-based system of helping obese seniors lose weight, build muscle, and improve their strength using technol...
26 September 2016
England is tackling health issues, from smoking and obesity to antimicrobial resistance, through marketing on TV and attractive and community oriented public health campaigns.
28 July 2016
Over 3000 Words
Since the 1970s, obesity rates in Brazil have been increasing proportionally with the amount of "ultra-processed" foods being consumed. Foregoing healthy, locally produced food has not only resulted in a health epidem...
The New York Times
12 July 2016
New York, New York, United States
Obesity is at an all-time high in the United States, and is hard to combat. But urban obesity can be countered with inviting streets to stroll, dramatic staircases to climb, parks to exercise in - it’s called “active ...
18 May 2016
Brownsville, Texas, United States
In an attempt to address liver disease, diabetes, obesity and other health issues, Brownsville has launched a comprehensive, cohesive approach to promoting health, being named a model for other communities across the ...
15 May 2016
El Paso, Texas, United States
Liver disease is killing El Pasoans at an alarming rate and draining resources as sick patients end up in hospitals and emergency rooms – but it doesn’t have to be that way. Liver disease’s three main causes are preve...
20 April 2016
By requiring schools to buy 30 percent of products from smallholder farms, Brazil provides fresher food to students and economic benefits to otherwise struggling farmers. Since 1955, Brazil's staple national school lu...
30 March 2016
Nutrition labeling on sugary drinks hardly gives understandable measurements so that consumers can make informed choices for their well-being. Outside of the United States, other countries like Mexico have tried the “...
17 December 2015
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Over 3000 Words
Reducing obesity relies not only on personal choices, but also systemic changes. In Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the city’s anti-obesity campaign enrolls individuals and city planners in an inclusive effort to focus on we...
3 November 2015
Over 3000 Words
El Poder del Consumidor is an organization fighting Coca-Cola's power over health care decisions in Mexico. The organization tried many tactics but only found success after finding friends with enough money to compete...
24 September 2015
Bronx, New York, United States
The United States has rising childhood obesity and schools deal with kids who are picky. Through innovative school gardens and kid taste testing food, entrepreneurs across the nation are getting children to eat vegeta...
The New York Times
Aaron E. Carroll
6 July 2015
Many Americans have unhealthy habits which increase their likelihood of getting sick at the cost of taxpayer dollars. Paying people to drop their unhealthy habits has been proven to be an effective way to keep people ...
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