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 …

Building A Healthy Corner Store Network

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Are you working on improving healthy food access in corner stores? Do you need more information on strategies and tactics for creating healthy corner stores? The Healthy Food Access Portal has just the webinar for you.     Thursday, August 27 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PT /1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET Building a Healthy Corner Store Network Register Now   …

CDC Releases New Built Environment Assessment Tool

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a Built Environment Assessment Tool (BE Tool) and manual. The tool is geared towards community program staff and evaluators who need help knowing where to begin when evaluating the built environment. Based on determinations of relevance by subject matter experts, the tool assesses core features of the built environment, such …

Ogdensburg, NY Ranks #1 in Complete Streets Policies

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Smart Growth America released a report on the Best Complete Streets Policies of 2014 in February. Ranked at number one was the Complete Streets policy of Ogdensburg, NY, on the basis of a scoring methodology that looked at elements like vision and intent.  Ogdensburg Mayor William Nelson, commenting on this accomplishment, said, “A Complete Streets policy is a key part …

2015 Center for Active Design: Excellence Awards

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The Center for Active Design has put out a call for entries for its 2015 Excellence Awards. Awards will be presented for entries in the categories of Research and Evaluation and Built Projects. Entries will be assessed based on the success of the project’s innovation in the following Active Design concepts: Active Buildings, Active Transportation, Food Access, and Active Recreation. …