U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson gave her opinion of California’s progress on environmental health in a recent Los Angeles Times article. So how’s the golden state doing?
Archive for July, 2011
Nearly three-quarters of California teenagers live or go to school in neighborhoods that are disproportionately crowded with fast food restaurants and other outlets that sell unhealthy food, according to a new policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
And unsurprisingly, teens who live or go to school in such neighborhoods are … [ Read full post ]
Susan Babey is a senior research scientist at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the author of a new policy brief on the increase in teen junk food consumption in neighborhoods that are crowded with fast food and other unhealthy food outlets. In this brief interview, Babey describes how junk food remains … [ Read full post ]
A recently-released online tool enables Californians to see where they stand on a “human development index” – a composite measure of health, knowledge and standard of living developed by the American Human Development Project of the Social Sciences Research Council. The tool enables you to map your community by zip code and see life expectancy, … [ Read full post ]
Nearly 4 million adults in California reported being a victim of physical or sexual violence at the hands of a spouse, companion or other intimate partner, according to estimates in a recent study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. Yet California’s budget crisis means that programs and services that support victims of violence, … [ Read full post ]
Recently the United States Department of Agriculture’s MyPyramid was replaced with the MyPlate guide. The goal of the MyPlate guide is to make it easier for us to visualize our portion sizes and the types of foods we should eat. The guide focuses on three simple goals: balance calories, increase portions of some foods … [ Read full post ]