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‘Food Deserts’ Identified By New Research Approach
2013-02-15 18:53:51

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Deserts are typically characterized as barren, arid, unforgiving locales that are detrimental to the sustenance of life. Food deserts fit this mold. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a food desert is an area that lacks access to affordable fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lowfat milk and other foods necessary for the maintenance of a healthy diet. The CDC, along with a new study out of the...

2013-01-04 10:57:26

Urban agriculture is promoted as a strategy for dealing with food insecurity, stimulating economic development, and combating diet-related health problems in cities. However, up to now, no one has known how much gardening is taking place in urban areas. Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a methodology that they used to quantify the urban agriculture in Chicago. John Taylor, a doctoral candidate working with crop sciences researcher Sarah Taylor Lovell, was skeptical...

2012-09-12 23:02:57

Seeking to make healthy food more convenient than junk food, HUMAN (or HealthyVending.com) also guarantees locations higher annual revenue commissions. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 11, 2012 Schools no longer have to choose between the health of their students and a hefty check from junk-food-vending-machines to fund cash-strapped programs and activities. HUMAN Healthy Vending (http://www.HealthyVending.com) is announcing the launch of a health and wellness grant program for schools and...

Preschoolers From Lower Income Families Face Health Hurdles
2012-08-23 08:34:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from Canada suggests a strong link between TV or video game time, family income and junk food consumption in preschool children. According to researchers from the University of Alberta, "Preschoolers from low-income neighborhoods and kids who spend more than two hours a day in front of a TV or video-game console have at least one thing in common: a thirst for sugary soda and juice." As part of a larger study on diet,...

2012-01-06 18:00:00

New Guide Provides Tools and Resources to Change Food Deserts or Areas Lacking in Available, and Affordable Nutritious Foods into Food Oases to Improve the Health of Communities Nationwide Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) January 06, 2012 The new Community Action Guide: Changing Food Deserts into Food Oases is intended to help communities increase access to healthy and affordable foods. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Food deserts are areas that lack access to...

2011-12-12 23:15:00

HUMAN Healthy Vending launches worldâs first line of vending machines to vend healthful hot foods, cold drinks and snacks simultaneously from the same machine. These innovative machines will make convenient access to nutritious foods including entire entrees, a reality for busy workers and residents in communities with limited access to healthy foods. HUMAN Healthy Vendingâs co-founders are on a mission to ensure that people have access to healthy foods everywhere,...