The First 5 Years of Life, Critical to Health Equity

In May 2018, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released a report entitled, “Early Childhood is Critical to Health Equity.”  As defined in the report, health equity means that “everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible.” As stated in this report, it says that the conditions in the first five years Continue reading

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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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What We’re Reading – Olympics 2016 Edition

Olympics are a carnival of junk food marketing, say campaigners Health advocates criticized Coca-Cola’s and McDonald’s sponsorships of the London Olympics four years ago, and the opportunity to create a positive health legacy from Rio 2016 has been squandered as well. Coordinators for the Children’s Food Campaign noted that again, this year’s Olympics have been Continue reading

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What We’re Reading – 7/20/16

Breastfeeding gaps between white, black, and Hispanic mothers in the US Chapman University has published research on how breastfeeding rates differ among white, black, and Hispanic mothers. The study looked to see if ethnic and racial disparities in breastfeeding could be explained by differences in the use of formula in hospitals, family history of breastfeeding, Continue reading