In my last post, I talked about the fact that public health efforts driven by community members themselves are the most likely to take root and succeed over the long-term. In this post, I’ll look at how we decided that Dove Springs, a community in the foundation's own backyard, emerged as the front runner for us to refine and implement our place-based strategy.
Getting to Dove Springs: How we selected a focal point for our place-based childhood obesity prevention efforts
In my last post, I talked about the fact that public health efforts driven by community members themselves are the most likely to take root and succeed over the long-term. In this post, I’ll look at how we decided that Dove Springs, a community in the foundation's own backyard, emerged as the front runner for us to refine and implement our place-based strategy.
Last week brought reports of a decrease in the rate of childhood obesity in preschoolers.  According to data released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity in preschoolers dropped by 43 percent between 2003-2004 and 2011-2012, from 14 percent of children to 8 percent.
Childhood Obesity: Celebrating Successes and Pressing On
Last week brought reports of a decrease in the rate of childhood obesity in preschoolers. According to data released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity in preschoolers dropped by 43 percent between 2003-2004 and 2011-2012, from 14 percent of children to 8 percent.
Late last week news broke that food and beverage companies sold 6.4 trillion fewer calories in the United States in 2012 in comparison to 2007. A decrease in calories is a positive step, and while the number did exceed industry goals, it begs the question: why do we need to slash calories in the first place?
Processed food, sugar and a plea for common sense
Late last week news broke that food and beverage companies sold 6.4 trillion fewer calories in the United States in 2012 in comparison to 2007. A decrease in calories is a positive step, and while the number did exceed industry goals, it begs the question: why do we need to slash calories in the first place?