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What We’re Reading – 10/12/16

Corporate Advertising in our National Parks Earlier this year, the National Park Service (NPS) proposed a new policy that would open parks to corporate advertising and allow the sale of naming rights at National Parks. The public comment period on the policy change closed months ago, but the NPS hasn’t made the comments publicly available. Continue reading

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The American Heart Association’s New Recommendations on Added Sugar for Children

Last week the journal Circulation published the American Heart Association’s scientific statement “Added Sugars and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Children”. They’ve taken a bold new position on sugar consumption: children should consume less than 6 teaspoons of “added sugars” a day, and drink no more than 8 ounces of sugary beverages a week. Bolder still, Continue reading

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It’s World Breastfeeding Week!

World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is the world’s biggest social mobilization platform for breastfeeding. Put on by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action, this year’s WBW theme is Breastfeeding: a Key to Sustainable Development. By linking breastfeeding to sustainable development goals, the breastfeeding movement will be able to connect with a variety of development issues for Continue reading

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What We’re Reading – 6/15/16

Great Recession Linked to Weight Gain in Kids Vanessa Oddo, a doctoral candidate in human nutrition at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and her team analyzed data from 1.7 million California public school children against unemployment statistics gathered across the state. Their results suggest that for every 1% increase in county-level unemployment between Continue reading