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There is a standard set of urban planning tips for communities looking to reduce childhood obesity and increase physical activity: build your neighborhoods on a connected grid pattern, install and maintain sidewalks, and provide access to public transit and parks within walking distance.
January 31, 2017 |
 
During the run-up to a presidential election we expect to hear campaign promises about national security, trade agreements, debt, budget cuts, and other perennial hot topics. This year, however, a seemingly small potatoes topic has emerged: the high cost of child care.
September 1, 2016 |
 
In 2012, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an in-depth study of the health and budgetary effects of raising the excise tax on cigarettes. We commented on this study in our blog about the complex economics of disease prevention and longevity.
February 22, 2016 |
 
In 2012, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an in-depth study of the health and budgetary effects of raising the excise tax on cigarettes. We commented on this study in our blog about the complex economics of disease prevention and longevity.
February 22, 2016 |
 
This past fall, an announcement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) indicated that the venerable organization was considering modifying its screen time standards for children.
January 19, 2016 |
 
Every day, millions of U.S. children spend time in before- and afterschool care or early child care.
October 29, 2015 |
 
Every day, millions of U.S. children spend time in before- and afterschool care or early child care.
October 29, 2015 |
 
When it comes to our health, how much responsibility is ours—making healthy choices and avoiding behaviors that promote poor health—versus society’s to make these opportunities available and affordable to us?
May 14, 2015 |
 
Helping Americans eat smart and maintain a healthy weight is one of the strategic priorities of the U.S.
February 24, 2015 |
 
Parents and teachers share a common desire to make sure that the children in their care get balanced meals with adequate helpings of fruits, vegetables, proteins, and other meal components.
January 27, 2015 |
 
November is National Diabetes Month and stakeholders across the country are working to bring awareness to the causes of diabetes and ways to prevent and manage the disease. One common misconception is that diabetes is only a disease of older adults caused by obesity and poor diet.
November 25, 2014 |
 
If your memories of school include sitting on the sidelines at recess watching the other kids play as a consequence for not finishing your homework, or if the thought of taking up jogging brings back unhappy memories of forced punishment laps around the track, take heart that school districts are working to take the use of physical activity as punishment out of the school day.
October 2, 2014 |
 
This Minority Health Month, we should remember disparities among racial and ethnic groups are of particularly great concern.
April 15, 2014 |
 
This Minority Health Month, we should remember disparities among racial and ethnic groups are of particularly great concern.
April 15, 2014 |
 
This Minority Health Month, we should remember disparities among racial and ethnic groups are of particularly great concern.
April 15, 2014 |
 
There seems to be much discussion these days related to how best to promote healthy eating among low-income populations participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and other food assistance programs.
March 11, 2014 |
 
Researchers found a significant decrease in obesity rates among preschool aged children; specifically, 8 percent of children ages 2–5 years were obese in 2011–2012, down from 14 percent in 2003–2004
February 26, 2014 |
 
In the first part of this article, we looked at some of the reasons why childhood obesity is more prevalent in rural areas than in urban areas.
February 13, 2014 |
 
In the first part of this article, we looked at some of the reasons why childhood obesity is more prevalent in rural areas than in urban areas.
February 13, 2014 |
 
In recent years, researchers have found that children living in rural areas are more likely to be overweight or obese than children living in urban areas.
February 11, 2014 |
 
In recent years, researchers have found that children living in rural areas are more likely to be overweight or obese than children living in urban areas.
February 11, 2014 |
 
Childhood obesity rates among some groups of children have declined for the first time in 30 years
January 30, 2014 |
 
This fall, when parents of children returning to District of Columbia schools discovered that recess had been cut to 15 minutes a day for elementary schools, they protested, citing the importance of free play and activity for child development. The schools, pressed for time, were only able to carve out an additional 5 minutes for recess.
October 8, 2013 |
 
Summer is often an idyllic time where the pressures of school are reduced, fresh fruits and vegetables are abundant, and time for recreation increases. However, for many children, summer time represents a loss of academic progress, reduced access to nutritious food, and a reduction in physical activity opportunities.
August 13, 2013 |
 
Menu labeling legislation, which would require large chain restaurants to provide nutrition information directly on the menu or a menu board, is a promising policy in the fight against adult and child obesity.
June 18, 2013 |
 
The private industry and the nation’s food and beverage companies have a vital role to play in improving children’s health and helping children and parents to make healthier food choices.
April 23, 2013 |
 
Researchers are testing “exergaming” to see if combining screen time and physical activity can provide a boost to the physical activity levels of youth.
February 26, 2013 |
 
For school-aged children, afterschool programs are an important setting to provide healthy environments that encourage healthy eating and physical activity.
December 11, 2012 |
 
The best example of a program that provides both cash benefits in time of need and support for increased personal responsibility is the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).
November 6, 2012 |
 
Altarum is involved with the Y-USA and has learned a number of lessons from partnership experiences.
October 23, 2012 |
 
This year, public health stakeholders have launched three key communication pieces to refocus the problem of obesity.
July 19, 2012 |
 
Federal transportation spending priorities are set by a bill that authorizes and governs these funds but the last transportation bill expired in 2009.
June 21, 2012 |
 
The 2013 SNAP-Ed guidance marks a milestone in SNAP-Ed with re-structuring of the program based on enactment of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-296).
June 14, 2012 |
 
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, more than one-third of children and adolescents are overweight or obese.
April 12, 2012 |
 
A recent study conducted by Altarum Institute and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that WIC participants overwhelmingly accepted the new food package.
March 13, 2012 |
 
A recent study conducted by Altarum Institute and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that WIC participants overwhelmingly accepted the new food package.
March 13, 2012 |
 
With the passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, the United States Department of Agriculture will be revising the nutrition guidelines for the Child and Adult Care Food Program for the first time in decades.
February 23, 2012 |
 
With the passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, the United States Department of Agriculture will be revising the nutrition guidelines for the Child and Adult Care Food Program for the first time in decades.
February 23, 2012 |
 
The Mission Projects are a significant new endeavor for Altarum, one that is key to extending reach and impact beyond what we can do in client-funded work alone.
January 8, 2009 |