• February 16, 2011

    Archived Letters to the Editor

    Healthy food environments, Genoveva Islas-Hooker, Central California Obesity Prevention Program
    Original article: Valley soda consumption high, research finds: Residents drink more, and weigh more, than other Californians, Eddie Jimenez. The Fresno Bee, 9/16/09

    Thank you for calling attention to the alarming rates of obesity in the Valley ["Valley soda consumption high," story Sept. 17]. Your coverage highlights the unhealthy food environments that have resulted from poor food policies. It's not difficult to understand why so much soda is consumed when it's so...

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  • February 7, 2011

    Letter to the Editor by SA's Linda Shak: "Prevention is Key"

    In response to "Waistlines expanding our bottom line," an op ed by controller of the state of California, John Chiang, and Strategic Alliance Steering Committee member Harold Goldstein, Executive Director of the California Center for Public Health Advocacy.

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  • San Francisco Chronicle: January 14, 2011

    U.S. plan aims to make school meals more healthful

    For the first time in 15 years, the federal government is calling for significant changes in school meals, including limiting the amount of trans fat, salt and calories. PI Program Coordinator Juliet Sims comments in the San Francisco Chronicle.

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  • San Francisco Chronicle: December 2, 2010

    School lunch program likely to be overhauled

    In the San Francisco Chronicle, Leslie Mikkelsen connects the passage of the federal Healthy, Hungry-Free Kids Act to chronic disease and broader community prevention efforts.

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  • Contra Costa Times: October 14, 2010

    Some not happy about schools' Happy Meal fundraisers

    Through events like McTeacher's Night, McDonalds partners with schools to raise money for classrooms—but do these fundraisers take advantage of schools, teachers and families by promoting products that contribute to poor health and chronic disease?

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  • Oakland Tribune: June 2, 2010

    Addressing Violence, Boosting Community Health

    A feature article in the Oakland Tribune profiles Prevention Institute's Addressing the Intersection report, the impact of community violence on healthy eating and physical activity, and community pilots working on the issue.

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