“Designing Communities for Longevity: The Blue Zones Project “



Hermosa, Redondo Beach, and Manhattan Beach are three suburbs of Los Angeles that took part in the Blue Zones planning process of 2010. The Blue Zones initiative in these communities, helped establish a walking corridor along a busy avenue, ten walking school bus programs, a livable streets plan, and a bicycle master plan. ...

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“Goodbye, High-Fat Chips: New Rules for School Snack”



News article detailing the new rules proposed by USDA for competitive foods sold in schools. ...

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“Excellent Idea of the Day: Exergaming for Teens”



According to researchers from the University of Montreal exergaming--playing video games that require increased physical activity--should be tested in community centers or at schools. A recent study in Montreal found that the majority of exergamers are often females who are stressed about their ...

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Cutting Calories is Good Business for Restaurants, Study Says



Hank Cardello, lead author of the "Key Findings of the Lower Calorie Foods Report" from the Hudson Institute explains some of the findings from the report. Cardello, a former executive of Coca-Cola and General Mills, found that more lower calorie offerings were offered at fast-food restaurants compared to sit down restaurants. The report provided findings from restaurants such as McDonald's, Taco Bell, Olive Garden, and Outback. Read more about ...

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“CPS Snack Policy Bans Sweets, Energy Drinks”



NBC Chicago reports on the new Chicago Public School policy aimed at reducing unhealthy foods in ...

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“Congressional letter writing campaign helps torpedo voluntary food marketing guidelines for kids”



This article describes how voluntary guidelines for nutrition standards on food marketed to children were denied by Congress. ...

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“Complete Streets: Creating a Healthier Environment in Baldwin Park, CA”



Residents from Baldwin Park describe their experience as advocates who helped bring a Complete Streets Policy to the city. The California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA) was responsible for training these advocates who continue to ensure that Baldwin Park's Complete Streets Policy is properly implemented. ...

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“Complete Streets program approved by Broward County commissioners”



Mayor Kristin Jacobs of Broward County encouraged the collaboration of a multidisciplinary team to create a Complete Streets policy. In this effort the Broward Metropolitan Planing Organization, the Florida Department of Transportation, the Broward Regional Health Planning Council, and others worked to design the Complete Streets guidelines. Already over 2,000 Broward residents have participated in public workshops, focus groups, and surveys related to Complete Street design. ...

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“Complete Streets policy passes City Council”



This article summarizes key points articulated in the Complete Streets Policy that the city of Indianapolis has adopted. ...

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