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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

Girl Preparing to Dive Into Pool

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

From Nob Hill Martinez' Facebook page. Sign reads: Hey Parents! Kids can enjoy a FREE piece of fruit for a healthy snack while you shop!

What can stores do to prevent childhood obesity? Part II

On its own, grocery shopping is a tiring task. When you’re accompanied by a child it can become frustrating, particularly when tasty sugary snacks are up for grabs. As we noted in our previous post, kids typically don’t have money of their own, and thus if they want something they must persuade their caregivers to Continue reading

Healthy Snack

What We’re Reading – 6/29/16

Find Summer Meals in Your Community Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation throughout the summer while school is out of session. This mapping tool created by the USDA can help families see where free summer meals for children are distributed in their communities. Within Continue reading