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 ]
Laws that ban junk food sold in schools may be making a difference in the fight against childhood obesity, according to today’s article in the New York Times. The study published in American Academy of Pediatrics, used data on 6,300 fifth to eighth grade students in 40 states over a period of time … [ 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 ]
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 ]
Learn how to use AskCHIS, the easy-to-use, free, online Web tool that enables you to search for health statistics using data from the California Health Interview Survey on your county, region or statewide. Join staff from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research’s Health DATA Program for a no-cost, two hour online workshop, … [ Read full post ]