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“Federal government setting nutrition standards for school vending machines. Will release within 6 weeks.” —@YaleRuddCenter, the Twitter handle for the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. On Tuesday, the New York Times outlined the Obama administration’s plans to issue... Read more
February 23, 2012
It’s not just for 1950s beach blanket babes anymore: Hula Hooping is making a comeback, and one PreventObesity.net Leader is using the hippy workout to help young people get in shape.Gina Giargente is the founder of Hoop2Health, an educational program that teaches... Read more
February 23, 2012
  Looks like Leader Gina Giargente isn’t the only one with a love of hula. Social Media Week was last week, which saw thousands of people meet in cities across the globe to discuss how social media is reshaping politics,... Read more
  FoodCorps, the much publicized national service organization that sends its members to communities across the country to work on projects designed to combat childhood obesity, is seeking applicants for its second class of service members.   Selected applicants will dedicate one... Read more
February 16, 2012
  Chips. Candy. Even cupcakes.   When one thinks about the snacks typically found in vending machines, healthy fare doesn’t normally come to mind. Salt, sugar and saturated fat do.   But as schools, recreational facilities, offices and other workplaces... Read more
February 16, 2012
  Convincing restaurants and local retailers to offer healthy foods and beverages can be a daunting task but two great new toolkits offer help to folks looking to implement such initiatives in their communities.   The National Policy & Legal... Read more