USDA backs healthy incentives

Oct. 6, 2014, U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDA is firmly committed to ensuring that all Americans have access to a safe, healthy, adequate, and affordable diet. Unfortunately, our nation is facing an unprecedented nutrition crisis, with far too many Americans facing both food insecurity and obesity. Although it seems paradoxical, the two actually go hand in hand far too often. To reverse the course of this two-sided crisis, we must create a cultural change that facilitates and encourages healthy food choices among all Americans.

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Minnesota hospital group releases infographic, report

July 16, 2012, Kids’ Health Blog

The Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota developed an infographic titled “The Weight of Childhood Obesity.” The graphic cites statistics and preventive measures from multiple sources,┬áincluding the Minnesota Department of Education, Health, Human Services and Public Safety, various journals, and the Institute of Medicine. Continue reading