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What We’re Reading – 1/27/16

Can Babies Be Obese? In this piece, NPR’s Barbara King speaks with medical professionals from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to find out if babies can be born obese. In short, yes they can. A baby at or over the 95th percentile is considered obese, but doctors don’t usually intervene unless a high BMI is Continue reading

From http://www.publichealthadvocacy.org

California Soda Warning Label Bill Thwarted Again in Senate

California, New York, and Baltimore are all attempting to pass legislation that will require sugar-sweetened beverages to display a label that warns consumers about the risks of diabetes, obesity, and tooth decay that added sugars cause. Unfortunately, on January 12th California senate failed to pass SB-203 , which would have required all drinks with 75 Continue reading

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What We’re Reading – 1/13/2016

Quality of Public Open Spaces and Recreational Walking In a paper published by the American Journal of Public Health, researchers claim that building one high-quality local park may be more effective in promoting recreational walking than providing many average-quality parks. We think that an even better option would be providing many high quality local parks! Continue reading

Partner Spotlight: Mt. Diablo CARES Afterschool Program

Partner Spotlight: Mt. Diablo CARES Afterschool Program

Thanks to a new healthy policy passed by a Mt. Diablo Unified School district’s Afterschool Program, over 275 kindergarteners across Central and East Contra Costa County are ensured quality opportunities for healthy eating and active play. This past fall, Mt. Diablo CARES (Collaborative for Academics Recreation and Enrichment for Students) adopted a comprehensive wellness policy Continue reading