Archive | April, 2012

Studies Question the Pairing of Food Deserts and Obesity

It has become an article of faith among some policy makers and advocates, including Michelle Obama, that poor urban neighborhoods are food deserts, bereft of fresh fruits and vegetables. But two new studies have found something unexpected. Such neighborhoods not only have more fast food restaurants and convenience stores than more affluent ones, but more […]

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Mari Gallagher’s response to “Studies Question Pairing of Food Deserts and Obesity”

Mari Gallagher’s response to “Studies Question Pairing of Food Deserts and Obesity” New York Times, April 18, 2012, pp. A1 and A3   Response written April 18, 2012 This is in response to the lengthy but flawed New York Times article on food deserts and obesity that appeared on April 18. I write from the […]

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Do We Need More Advice About Eating Well?

Does the American public need more information about healthy eating? Or do we pretty much know what we need to about food — and still eat poorly for other reasons, like living in a “food desert” or being too busy for “slow food”? Read more at the New York Times.

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Baltimore targets ‘food deserts’

More than a third of Baltimore neighborhoods don’t have ready access to healthy foods, leaving one in five residents to rely on high-fat, high-calorie meals from corner stores and carryout restaurants, a new assessment shows. City, academic and nonprofit officials have worked for years to eliminate so-called “food deserts,” but they say the latest data […]

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Baltimore business gets a Main Street Makeover

In Baltimore, one small-business owner uses his corner store to help his community. Branding expert and “Buyology” author Martin Lindstrom […]

Coming to Our Senses on Education and Nutrition

Dr. Kohlstadt is a Faculty Associate at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and double-board certified in preventive […]

High school leaders create buzz in Baltimore

By Karen Nitkin October 12, 2014, The Baltimore Sun Sydney Miller, a 15-year-old sophomore at Broadneck High School in Annapolis, lost […]

Reality Check: To Burn Off A Soda, You’ll Have To Run 50 Minutes

By: Allison Aubrey Oct. 16, 2014, NPR As a society, we don’t pay much attention to nutrition information when we […]

Keeping Health in Stock at New York City’s Bodegas

By WINNIE HUJUNE 16, 2014 Photo Jetro Cash and Carry, a wholesale outlet in the Bronx, is a go-to spot […]

Group aims to improve food at Pa. corner stores

By KATHY MATHESON -Associated Press Wednesday, January 29, 201 Customer Alvaro Maduro, left, speaks with Maria Vanegas with The Food Trust […]