NYC Early Childhood Regulations Highlighted by Centers for Disease Control

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a collection of eight articles in Preventing Chronic Disease highlighting the 2007 NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene regulations for early childhood centers. The regulations were implemented to increase physical activity, limit screen time, and provide healthy beverage options in the centers. In the article, the authors discuss the rationale, compliance, …

Growing Food Connections Policy Database

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  With federal-funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Buffalo recently debuted its Growing Food Connections Policy Database. The searchable database has over 100 local government food system policies on issues such as community food production and sustainable agriculture. Local governments and communities will benefit from the ability to …

Hip Hop Public Health Promotes Healthy Eating

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Hip Hop Public Health partners doctors and Hip-Hop artists to convey important health messages about healthy eating and obesity prevention to school children in under served communities. Dr. Olajide Williams, a doctor at NY-Presbyterian/Columbia Medical Center, founded the nonprofit to encourage kids to eat healthy  through Hip-Hop songs, comic books, and cartoon style videos.  What do you think about this …

Have you Seen the DASH-NY Policy Database?

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          DASH-NY’s Policy Database offers up-to-date information about  policies and the underlying evidence base that can inform your organization’s policy-making and advocacy efforts and make communities healthier. The database includes proposed and implemented policies – such as SSB tax, calorie postings in restaurants, and nutrition standards for school lunches – plus research literature) that supports these …

CDC Releases New Report on Physical Activity

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released the 2014 State Indicator Report on Physical Activity. The report details how well each state is incorporating strategies for improving physical activity into their health policies. It uses behavioral, environmental and policy indicators in keeping with the CDC’s 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and the U.S. Department of Health …