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May 5, 2011
  Earlier this year, the Department of Health and Human Services launched the 2011 Healthy Living Innovation Awards, a new way for the agency to find health promotion projects that show “a significant impact on the health status of a... Read more
  “Locating food deserts – map them and view data on communities with low access to healthy food. http:/ /1.usa.gov/jLc4KM” —@USDA_ERS, the Twitter feed of the USDA’s Economic Research Service, in a Tuesday tweet unveiling a new tool to more easily... Read more
May 5, 2011
 Chris Tamborra loves physical education — and he wants to make sure his students do as well.After nearly two decades of teaching P.E. to elementary school kids, Tamborra certainly knows the ins and outs of beloved childhood games like tag.... Read more
May 5, 2011
  When the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced last week a new federal rule that will give preference to unprocessed locally grown and locally raised foods, it was heralded as a big achievement for the farm-to-school movement. The next step, says one... Read more
April 28, 2011
  Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett wasn’t afraid to throw a little weight around back in 2007 when he announced his city’s new initiative to combat obesity. Or rather, he wasn’t afraid to throw a lot of weight around. That’s... Read more
  "In Cleveland OH for Slate event on childhood obesity--big problem, hard to solve...a lot to learn. http://slate.me/elCuwt @slate" —@drJoshS, aka Maryland Health and Mental Hygiene Secretary Joshua Sharfstein, in an April 20 tweet. Sharfstein spoke at the childhood obesity summit sponsored... Read more