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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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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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Webinar Presentations: Making Health Equity Work

Date: December 2, 2014

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. ET

Location: Online

Many experts point to targeted universalism as an effective strategy for reducing health disparities across the nation. This webinar looked at a central policymaking challenge: how to design and implement far-reaching policies that also target populations disproportionately affected by poor health.

Presenters Included:

Elizabeth “Tizzy” Bennett, Director of Guest Services and Community…

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Congressional Briefing: Preventing Childhood Obesity in Rural America

Date: October 1, 2014

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET

Location: Washington, DC

Leadership for Healthy Communities (LHC), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, invites you to attend a congressional briefing on preventing childhood obesity and improving health in rural America.

What: Congressional Briefing: Preventing Childhood Obesity in Rural America
When: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Where: 121 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC

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