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December 1, 2011
 When Pamela Green-Jackson first became inspired to start a program to encourage wellness among local young people, her brother Bernard Green was her biggest cheerleader. Green-Jackson was employed at a newspaper at the time, but felt a calling to work with schoolchildren... Read more
“Children and teens viewed twice as many ads for soda in 2010 compared with 2008. @yaleruddcenter #obesity #soda.” “Drinking one 8oz sugary drink every day increases a childs odds of becoming obese by 60%” “21 sugary drink brands have... Read more
 As we enter the holiday season, we are faced with the sad reality that one in six Americans is fighting hunger. And unfortunately, hungry people also are more at risk of becoming obese, because the food they can access is... Read more
November 17, 2011 Leader Shawna Kelsch understands that it can be tough for parents to provide their children with a healthy lifestyle.   There are many reasons this is true, of course. Not every community has access to fresh and healthy food or... Read more
November 17, 2011
When it comes to school gardens, it’s not all about the food. That’s the message Jane Hirschi found herself presenting as she and her organization, CitySprouts, convinced school officials in Cambridge, Mass., to plant a garden on each campus. Of course,... Read more
“Diabetes hits hardest in states with the highest rates of obesity and poverty #VaultPick” —@amednews, the Twitter handle of American Medical News, in a tweet on World Diabetes Day. The organization linked to a 2009 story showing that action to prevent... Read more