The Affordable Care Act will eventually require all restaurant chains with more than 20 locations and vending operators with more than 20 vending machines to clearly post calorie information for the items on their menus and in their machines. In anticipation of the law, The American Beverage Association launched a pilot project that will display … [ Read full post ]
More Americans are lacing up their shoes to go walking, but most aren’t getting enough exercise to make a real difference in their health, according to a survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The study’s findings came from the 2005 and 2010 CDC’s National Health Surveys which surveyed over 20,000 adults. The … [ Read full post ]
The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research has just released new Health Profiles, one-page, easy-to-read, printable fact sheets on every county in California as well as the state’s regions, certain service planning areas of large cities such as Los Angeles and San Diego, and more. … [ Read full post ]
With diabetes rates on the rise, and over half of adults and teens in the state either overweight or obese, increasing the availability of healthy foods can greatly improve the health of our communities. Join California Pan Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN) as they offer a series of free spring convening series, An Appetite for Equity: … [ Read full post ]
Can a one-cent-per-ounce tax on Coke and Pepsi really reduce the high rates of obesity, heart disease, strokes and diabetes in our country? Yes say the authors of a recent joint study published in the journal Health Affairs. Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco calculate that just … [ Read full post ]