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Societal collaboration to reduce obesity example : School Garden, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, USA



As I was reading the Bipartisan Policy Center’s report “Lots to Lose” on obesity ( See: Now Reading: Bipartisan Policy Center’s Lots to Lose – We can reduce our obesity burden through societal collaboration | Ted Eytan, MD ), I actually came across a real life example in my travels. Note the date on the » » » » on to the full article

Now Reading: Bipartisan Policy Center’s Lots to Lose – We can reduce our obesity burden through societal collaboration



Lots to Lose: How America’s Health and Obesity Crisis Threatens Our Economic Future. Washington, DC; 2012. This is a report about obesity, just published by the Bipartisan Policy Center ( @BPC_Bipartisan), that I have been anticipating ever since I had the pleasure of sharing the stage with people from across industries and institutions with the » » » » on to the full article

Now Reading: Walking not only rearranges your neurochemistry (I knew it), it grows your brain



Cognitive Effects of Exercise in Preadolescent children Hillman CH, Erickson KI, Kramer AF. Be smart, exercise your heart: exercise effects on brain and cognition. Nature Reviews. Neuroscience. 2008;9(1):58-65 Davis CL, Tomporowski PD, McDowell JE, et al. Exercise improves executive function and achievement and alters brain activation in overweight children: a randomized, controlled trial. Health psychology » » » » on to the full article

What I learned about Healthy Institutions at the Bipartisan Policy Center Nutrition and Physical Activity roundtable



The places we live, work, and play are part of the social determinants at health, and most of these places are not health care institutions. This is why the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Healthy Institutions Roundtable, part of the nutrition and physical activity initiative, was so educational for me. Here’s a rundown of what I learned. » » » » on to the full article

Hospitals having healthy food environments, and cafeteria cashiers leading in them – NC Prevention Partners



At the Bipartisan Policy Center’s roundtable on healthy institutions, I sat on a panel with Anne Thornhill, from North Carolina Prevention Partners, who talked about their Red Apple Project. This work resulted in tobacco-free health campuses across North and South Carolina. The video below is about the work, with a focus on healthy food in » » » » on to the full article

Preventing the causes of the causes of poor health : Healthy Institutions, at Bipartisan Policy Center Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative



This blog is written with the premise that i learn something new every day, and last week, I learned so much my head is reeling. After presenting on (and learning about) climate change and health care (many posts on that), I immediately emerged at a two day roundtable event held by the Bipartisan Policy Center » » » » on to the full article