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2013 Childhood Obesity Conference
June 18-20, 2013
Long Beach Convention Center, California
Nearly 2,000 attendees from across the country are expected to attend in 2013. Conference tracks will showcase the latest research, evidence-based best practices, and policy/environmental change strategies.
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The results of the evaluation of MAZON’s Healthy Options, Healthy Meals™ (HOHM) initiative as a successful and useful endeavor to increase access to nutritious foods for low-income families by assisting food banks in their efforts to improve the nutritional quality of their food inventory.
Food insecurity is a growing concern in the United States especially in view of the recent economic climate, which has increased demand on Emergency Food Programs (EFP). The nation is facing an obesity epidemic; and, as the food market continues to grow, EFPs have seen more donations of minimal nutritional value. All of this underlies the increased urgency in improving the nutrition quality of food distributed to our most nutritionally vulnerable families. This report presents the key achievements and lessons learned from the three-year California Healthy Eating Initiative led by MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger with funding from The California Endowment.
Students at elementary schools participating in USDA’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program consumed 15 percent more fruits and vegetables, based on an agriculture department study released today.
The study conducted by USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service found that fruit and vegetable consumption increased by a third of a cup among students participating in the program, compared to non-participating students. Increased consumption of fruit accounted for most of the change. The increase in fruit and vegetable consumption through the program doesn’t appear to substantially increase calories in children’s diets
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