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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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Poll Found Ethnic Voters Support Soda Tax, Obesity Prevention



A field poll done in California found that minorities, especially Latinos, would support taxing sugary ...

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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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“Five Minutes with LiveWell Mom Malena”



Malena is a busy mother of two who believes that it is important to live a healthy lifestyle. She is very concerned about childhood obesity, especially among the Latino community. Malena joined LiveWell Moms after learning about this group through their Facebook page. Although Malena was initially a shy person, she now has fun being able to teach the community about living a healthy lifestyle. Malena has taught healthy habits to Hispanics through both TV and radio shows. She has also started her own website and Facebook page to promote awareness of obesity in the Hispanic community and what one can do about it. ...

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“Five Minutes with LiveWell Mom Sophia”



LiveWell mom Sophia Ayala Gettys describes her journey with health and wellness. She learned about the LiveWell Mom program through a television commercial and by visiting the LiveWell Colorado Facebook page. Sophia encourages others to be a voice for health in wellness in their community by sharing their own story. ...

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“From Policy to Pavement: Implementing Complete Streets in the San Diego Region”



This report makes the case for local Complete Streets policies in the San Diego region and explains how local governments can overcome barriers to implementing such policies. ...

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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: 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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“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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