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Tag: food deserts

Hispanic Kids and Childhood Obesity: What Michelle Left Out

On Tuesday Michelle Obama addressed an enthusiastic audience about health concerns facing Hispanic families in the U.S. The First Lady spoke eloquently about the importance of healthy choices in fighting debilitating lifestyle diseases, now distressingly prevalent even among our children — especially among Hispanic (and other minority) children. But framing childhood obesity as a choice-driven issue sells parents and kids way short, especially within economically marginalized communities. If we fail to address the underlying problems, we can’t begin to hope for actual progress.

Occupy Farm in the Sky

Organizers of Occupy Wall Street Sustainability Working group in concert with Eco Station NY are creating a 16,000 sq foot Roof Top Farm in Bushwick Brooklyn, and we need your help.

Wal-Mart to Make Food Healthier and Healthy Food Affordable

Wal-Mart announced their intentions this morning to make food healthier and to make healthy food affordable. Working with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative, Wal-Mart will increase accessibility to healthy foods through lower prices, location of stores, and better nutrition in popular packaged items.