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Fast Food FACTS 2013: 4.6 Billion Spent on Fast Food Advertising

Posted on: November 6th, 2013 by Glenn

Last month, in our e-news, we highlighted Michelle Obama’s “Drink Up” campaign and how our local FitPix program works with stores on the same nutrition issues the first lady focuses on… This week the Yale Rudd center for Food Policy and Obesity released their Fast Food FACTS 2013 on junk food marketing in america…It doesn’t Read the Rest…

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Reflecting on the Saranac Lake Farmers Market

Posted on: October 21st, 2013 by Glenn

On their Farming Blog, The Dirt, NCPR Reporter David Sommerstein gave his impressions of the Farmers Market in Saranac Lake a couple weeks ago. Some good observations, check it out! http://blogs.northcountrypublicradio.org/thedirt/2013/10/18/5-reflections-on-farmers-markets-from-saranac-lake/  

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Local Schools Celebrate ‘Farm to School’ Day

Posted on: October 9th, 2013 by Glenn

Several local schools celebrated farm to school day last week when students from Paul Smiths College in Franklin County visited local schools to prepare localy grown meals for students at lunch time. Check out the full article in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.

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CDC – 200,000 deaths from Heart Disease and Stroke are Preventable

Posted on: September 30th, 2013 by Glenn

In their latest “Vital Signs” report, the CDC highlighted the importance of the population based prevention work which the Heart Network focuses on.  The report stresses the importance of the “ABCS” of preventative care: Taking Aspirin when appropriate, monitoring blood pressure, monitoring cholesterol, and encouraging tobacco cessation.  If doctors and individuals work on these basic Read the Rest…

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Childhood Obesity Rates Declining….Slowly

Posted on: August 6th, 2013 by Glenn

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in their July Child Obesity Issue Brief highlighted several states and larger counties/municipalities who have shown a decrease in childhood obesity rates in the latest reports.  Noting that all these places have made significant and sweeping changes to bring better foods into their schools and communities and encourage more conscientious Read the Rest…

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