A Guide on Improving Population Health – and We Helped!

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In 2014, DASH-NY was  selected to be a Field Testing Group for the National Quality Forum (NQF) Action Guide. The Action Guide is a great handbook that offers ideas and resources for anyone working to improve health across a population. As you know, DASH-NY is a state-wide coalition, and we’ve gained valuable insight over the years on how to work with …

Junk Food in Checkout Aisles Promotes Unhealthy Eating

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Just rearranging the placement of food in a store can improve the nutritional quality of what consumers buy – without hurting the retailer’s bottom line.   Studies looking at the effect of environment of people’s choices demonstrate lasting benefits from this kind of low-cost intervention. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) says that junk food in retail checkout …

School Breakfast Program Participation Leads to Higher Academic Achievement

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A study conducted by researchers at the University of Iowa found that schools participating in the School Breakfast Program reported higher student scores in math, science and reading. This is in comparison to schools that did not qualify for the School Breakfast Program. Findings also suggested that the longer a school participated in the School Breakfast Program, the better the …

Updated Nutrition Standards Help Students Eat Healthier

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A new study shows that the updated meal standards and policies that grew out of the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act have reduced food waste in schools, according to researchers from the University of Connecticut Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. The findings contradict anecdotal reports suggesting that children were throwing away more food as a result of the …

Parents less ready to change physical activity behaviors for overweight children

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A recent study led by Dr. Kyung Rhee found that parents are more likely to make changes in their overweight child’s diet than physical activity behaviors. This finding is slightly problematic since parent involvement is critical in helping overweight children lose weight, and both changes in diet and physical activity behaviors are necessary. It turns out that it’s not that …