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Celebrities and Specialized Junk Food Targeting Hispanics



Obesity among Hispanics remains high. Still food companies continue to use cunning tactics to increase their brand presence among Latinos. Recently, Pepsi featured Colombian actress Sophia Vergara in their Superbowl commercial. New product lines aimed at the Hispanic market have also been created, such as Ruffles that include Tapatio hot sauce, and Dulce de Leche flavored Cheerios. ...

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Bexar County​ Community​ Health Improvement​ Plan



This page describes why healthy eating and active living is so important. It also lists the short term objectives of the Bexar County Community Healthy Improvement Plan. ...

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Center for Digital Democracy: Protect Privacy Online Facebook Page



Learn about what the Center for Digital Democracy is doing to protect the rights of children from online marketing. Recently, the Center for Digital Democracy filed a complaint against Nickelodeon with the FTC for violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). ...

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Beyonce signs $50 endorsement deal with Pepsi, After Having Encouraged Children to Stay Active



Dr. Marion Nestle, author of Why Calories Count, brings insight to how little Pepsi Co. has to lose from spending $50 million on an endorsement deal, with singer Beyonce, and how minority children will be adversely affected. Dr. Nestle also raises the question as to whether Beyonce has crossed an ethical line, knowing that children in the nation face a high risk for obesity, and having formerly participated in the Let's Move! campaign video, entitled "Move Your ...

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Central Texas CATCH Middle School Project



Middle school students at Austin Independent School District (AISD) and Round Rock Independent School District (RRISD) are making healthier choices and performing better at school since they started participating in the CATCH ...

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Bike Access Victory for New Bridge Over 400



Two new bike lanes for a new Northridge Rd bridge over 400 were ultimately included in the final plans of a Georgia Department of Transportation project. ...

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Bill Status of S.B. 0396



Shows the status and history of S.B. 0396 and the amendment that would raise a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks and use the revenue for the Illinois Health Promotion ...

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Bill for South Carolina to Eliminate Junk Foods in Schools



The Bill that will be presented to eliminate junk foods from schools in South ...

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Bill to guarantee school recess in New Jersey unanimously passes Snate committee vote



According to this report, S 1501 which require at least 20 minutes of recess time for children in grades K-5th was passed by a Senate committee on February 21, 2013. The bill states that children should not be denied access to recess for any reason. Sen. Turner who is sponsoring this bill believes that children will have more time to play and exercise, once this bill is ...

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