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Op‑ed: Fighting childhood obesity a high priority in Patterson

Juliene Flanders, the Recreation and Community Services Director for the city of Patterson, Calif., recently wrote in The Modesto Bee about how her city—and in particular the Department of Recreation and Community Services—is working to prevent childhood obesity:
The reality is that only a balanced, collaborative approach will improve the lives…

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Op‑ed: Food deserts are all over Mississippi

In a recent op-ed published in The Clarion-Ledger, Mississippi State Sen. Hillman Frazier (D) discusses the impact of local food deserts and the need to increase the availability of affordable, nutritious foods for city residents:
Food deserts and obesity are costly realities in our state that aren’t just attacking our kids,…

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Building a Healthier Future Summit

Date: February 25-27, 2015

Location: Washington, DC

Partnership for a Healthier America is hosting the 2015 Building a Healthier Future Summit on February 25 to 27, 2015, in Washington, DC. The summit will bring together advocates, policymakers, community leaders, and the private sector to discuss how to address the childhood obesity epidemic through innovative strategies and partnerships…

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Active Living Research Annual Conference

Date: February 22 - February 25, 2015

Location: San Diego, California

Active Living Research’s upcoming annual conference will explore how to use scientific research to influence policy changes at the local, state, and federal levels.

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Webinar: Race and Ethnicity Matter – Understanding Childhood Obesity through the Lens of Health Equity and Justice

Date: January 27, 2015

Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET

Location: Online

Despite signs that the national childhood obesity rate may be leveling off, many of our most vulnerable youth including African-American, Latino, American Indian, Asian & Pacific Islander American, rural, and low-income children and teens remain disproportionally impacted by the epidemic. These health disparities show that where we live matters and…

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