Weekly digest: Saturday, July 16th

From the past week:

  1. Annual report on obesity, “there’s no sunshine here.” http://www.fooducate.com/blog/​2011/07/08/12-unfathomable-obe​sity-stats-make-you-want-to-cr​y/
  2. Go Mass! Strictest public school nutrition standards in the country. Now time for the USDA to follow… http://www.boston.com/Boston/w​hitecoatnotes/2011/07/health-p​anel-approves-new-nutrition-ru​les-for-mass-public-schools/Yf​c3tbg44jZGIKZ57eytzL/index.htm​l?p1=News_links
  3. Garden on the Go initiative demonstrates the potential role of health care providers in alleviating food desert conditions http://www.smartplanet.com/blo​g/business-brains/entrepreneur​s-deliver-healthy-produce-to-i​ndianapolis-8216food-deserts-8​217/16938?tag=header-scroll%3B​header-sec
  4. From Lisa Newman-Wise, no shockers in here, but awesome data, “just a 10-percent decrease in the price of lowfat milk for one quarter was associated with a .35-percent drop in children’s BMIs” http://www.good.is/post/surpri​se-subsidizing-healthy-food-he​lps-kids-lose-weight/
  5. Persistent and dangerous chemicals are sticking around in our factory-farmed meat, poultry and fish industries http://motherjones.com/tom-phi​lpott/2011/07/are-pesticides-g​iving-you-diabetes

About Michelle Paratore

Management consultant obsessed with food justice, food politics, food start-ups, food sustainability, and eating food too...
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