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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…


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…


Connecting Producers to Consumers in Upper Jay

Posted on: July 15th, 2013 by Glenn

A group of volunteers in Upper Jay is in the process of opening up a “The Valley Kitchen”  in Upper Jay.  The ‘community kitchen’ will be a full sized commercial kitchen that producers (Farmers etc…) can use to turn their local food to marketable products that meet State DOH guidelines.  The group plans on opening Read the Rest…


How Much Food Can $20 Really Buy?

Posted on: July 14th, 2013 by Glenn

We recently stumbled across this blog entry which tries to quantify the amount of healthy vs. unhealthy food items you can buy with the same amount of money.  We won’t vouch for the absolute scientific integrity of the examples, but we think it gives you a very good approximation of the power of a dollar Read the Rest…


Michelle Obama: The Business Argument for Healthier Food

Posted on: June 13th, 2013 by Glenn

Back in February, the First Lady wrote an opinion piece highlighting the economic success some large businesses have had by improving their fresh fruit and vegetable and healthier food offerings.  She praised businesses for improving their offerings but recognized there is still a long way to go.      

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