- Mar 3, 2014 2:00 PM | There's a product at Mark's Food Market in Greenville, N.C., that sells out every few days. Folks who walk over from a mobile home park crave it so much that convenience store owner David Rozek expanded his selection. City employees pop in during their lunch hour to raid the shelves. Students from a nearby college have become regulars. A long-haul truck driver got so hooked on the stuff that it's become his constant companion, whether in his rig or on his sofa.
- Feb 27, 2014 11:10 AM | American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown made the following comments today on the Food and Drug Administration's proposed rules for food nutrition labeling and serving sizes:
Advocate Challenges Parents to Voice Support to End Junk Food Marketing in Schools @Voices4HK #letsmoveFeb 26, 2014 9:00 AM |
- Feb 26, 2014 8:00 AM | First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack laid out new restrictions on Tuesday, limiting junk food and sugary drink marketing in schools.
- Feb 25, 2014 4:00 PM | Voices for Healthy Kids, a joint initiative of the American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, released the following statement today on a new report showing 43% decline in obesity among 2 to 5 year olds over a span of eight years.
- Feb 18, 2014 9:00 PM | Several cities and states across the nation are now adding bicycle paths and walking trails to their list of transportation priorities as lifestyles become increasingly sedentary and congested roads need repair.
- Feb 5, 2014 11:10 AM | American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on the Agricultural Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, passed by Congress today.
- Feb 4, 2014 11:00 PM | Salud America! Growing Healthy Change: The new website is a first-of-its-kind clearinghouse of Latino-focused resources and stories to promote changes--healthier marketing, improved access to healthy food, and physical activity options--for Latino kids in your neighborhood and across the nation.
- Feb 3, 2014 4:00 PM | Getting too much added sugar in your diet could significantly increase your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, according to a study published Monday. Sugar-sweetened beverages are the largest source of added sugars in the American diet.
- Feb 1, 2014 9:00 AM | We are inspired by the leadership of the Navajo Nations Council, as they take a big step forward in the movement to make healthy food more affordable.
- Jan 31, 2014 9:00 AM | When researchers at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health followed 7,738 kids over the course of nine years they found that kindergarteners who were overweight had four times the risk of becoming obese by the age of 14 years as normal-weight kindergartners. More than 45 percent of the obesity cases that developed by eighth grade started with those overweight kindergarteners.
- Jan 25, 2014 8:00 AM | Our children are at risk of diabetes and heart disease - about 15 percent of Hispanic teens are obese - and there's something we can all do about it. As mamis, we do everything we can para nuestros hijos. But as communities, we can do more for all our children.
- Jan 13, 2014 2:10 PM | Most students attend schools where they are exposed to fast food and beverages through meals, advertising and promotions, according to researchers at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, whose study was published in JAMA Pediatrics.
Parents Should Voice Their Concerns with Food Marketing in Schools, Says Voices for Healthy Kids AdvocateJan 13, 2014 12:00 PM |
- Jan 9, 2014 1:00 AM | The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation has taken action to successfully reduce calories available to consumers, providing a positive example of the influence that industry can have by working together. The American Heart Association commends the 16 companies that participated in this pledge and recognizes the significant impact of this collaboration - together these companies produce 36 percent of all packaged foods and beverages purchased by families across America.
- Jan 5, 2014 1:00 PM |
Healthy Drinks to Smart School Foods--Nutrition Expert Available to Discuss Sugary Beverages or Foods Sold in SchoolsJan 2, 2014 4:00 PM |
- Aug 27, 2013 5:30 PM | The CDC's 2012 School Health Policies and Practices Study surveyed more than 800 school districts in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, finding a significant trend in prohibiting junk foods and some positive steps in getting students more active.
Unhealthy Marketing of Tobacco, Sugary Drinks, Junk Food Targets Low-Income Families in PhiladelphiaAug 26, 2013 4:00 PM | A new report from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and the University of Pennsylvania's School of Design identifies unhealthy retail advertising practices, particularly in lower income areas of Philadelphia and within a few blocks of schools.
- Aug 20, 2013 5:00 PM | American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on behalf of Voices for Healthy Kids on the recently released F as in Fat report by Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that recommends key policy strategies to reverse obesity.