Childhood Obesity

What's New

April 16, 2014
In February, the White House and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed new guidelines for local school wellness policies. These guidelines are part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, and will make sure advertising of food and beverage products in schools lines up with the healthier snacks and drinks now available in school vending...
February 27, 2014
An announcement this week from the White House and the USDA targeted unhealthy foods and beverages that are marketed to children in schools. First Lady Michelle Obama and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said that proposed guidelines for local school wellness policies will ensure that marketing is consistent with Smart Snacks in School standards....

the healthy corner store movement

Over the past decade, a growing number of advocates have begun partnering with corner store owners in low-income urban and rural communities to improve the availability and marketing of healthy, affordable foods.

Christine Fry, Senior Policy Analyst at ChangeLab Solutions, moderated a discussion where speakers explored the successes and challenges of healthy corner store conversions, with a particular focus on strategies for financing this work.