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2014-06-11 08:29:26

Columbia SIPA researchers also find Green Carts are creating economically viable small business opportunities for immigrant entrepreneurs, recognize important role of philanthropy in promoting and supporting innovative public policy NEW YORK, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New York City's Green Cart initiative (Green Carts) has increased access to healthy food in otherwise underserved high-density and low-income neighborhoods, influenced customers' consumption of fruits and vegetables, and...

2014-05-05 11:23:47

Study shows children in an obesity intervention who lived closer to a supermarket ate more fruits and vegetables Living close to a supermarket appears to be a key factor in the success of interventions to help obese children eat better and improve their weight, according to a study to be presented Saturday, May 3, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Urban neighborhoods and rural towns without access to fresh, healthy and...

2014-04-19 12:20:39

Easter's Resurrection Story brings Hope and Good Food to Homeless, Hungry Families on Skid Row, Along with Colorful Easter Baskets and Ice Cream Sundaes for the Children at the Fred Jordan Mission LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Easter arrives one day early on Skid Row this Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 10:00am - 2:00pm where thousands of homeless & poor children and their families will celebrate with a beautiful homemade barbeque brunch, a spectacular ice cream...

Neighborhood Grocery Store Initiative Fails To Change Fruit And Vegetable Intake Or Obesity
2014-02-04 10:07:26

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Government initiatives to improve access to healthy foods may have a limited impact on obesity in the US, according to new research by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Penn State University. Disadvantaged neighborhoods often lack access to low-cost healthy foods, which has led to recent US policy initiatives that focus on increasing the number of local supermarkets through grants and loans. These programs include...

2013-11-07 23:00:16

The most recent blog post by M&L Special Needs Planning looks at housing programs for individuals with disabilities from across America, and offers discussion of the top and bottom ranking states in terms of housing. Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 M&L Special Needs Planning, LLC is a financial and life planning company that caters to families with special needs. As a part of their commitment to ensuring that their clients have access to all the information and services...

2013-11-05 11:48:52

There is more to the cost of living in a food desert than higher prices for the few fruits and vegetables sold nearby, according to a study by an Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis researcher and the Marion County Public Health Department. The study, being discussed at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday during the American Public Health Association's annual meeting in Boston, examined the health impact of developing a grocery store in a low-income urban neighborhood on the east side of...

2013-11-04 09:33:24

As American schools struggle with issues of race, diversity and achievement, a new study in the American Sociological Review has split the difference in the ongoing discussion of resegregation. Yes, black, white and Hispanic students were less likely to share classrooms in 2010 than in 1993, but no, that increase in segregation is usually not the result of waning efforts to reduce it. "People have a general idea that at the national level, there is widespread resegregation, based on the...

2013-10-03 11:06:53

America's communities are becoming increasingly diverse, but there are still important concerns about racial and ethnic integration in the future, according to researchers. A new US2010 report shows whites, blacks, Hispanics and Asians are increasingly sharing American communities, said Barry Lee, professor of sociology and demography, Penn State. Lee, who co-wrote the report with John Iceland, professor of sociology and demography, Penn State, and Chad Farrell, associate professor of...

2013-09-24 23:34:57

In response to an article published by the Los Angeles Times, Colle Farmers Market discusses the need for healthier organic food options in lower-income areas like Compton. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 Colle Farmers Market, an online organic farmers market, responds to an article published by the Los Angeles Times on September 14th, which discusses the lack of healthy food options in Compton, California. According to a September 14th article published by the Los Angeles Times...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
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