PROJECTS

Many obesity prevention interventions in the past have focused on changing individual behavior, but not adequately addressed the need for systemic environmental change. In many low income regions of the United States, including inner city areas and rural regions, healthy options are often hard to find. The dramatic increase in obesity over the past two decades is related to an environment laden with inexpensive, high-fat convenience foods and super-sized portions, as well as a marked decrease in physical activity.

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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 […]

House Approves $1 Million For ‘Food Desert’ Help

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Legislation encouraging vendors to make local fruits and vegetables more available in “food deserts” moved through […]

New program to bring healthy food to city's corner stores

Video: A signal that preschooler obesity is falling?

By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun7:29 p.m. EST, February 26, 2014  Baltimore City plans to help corner stores in West Baltimore stock […]

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 […]

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 […]