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Tag Archives: nutrition
According to data released by the polling group Gallup, the majority of adult residents in all 50 U.S. states are classified as either overweight or obese. The trendlines of obesity and overweight in the United States aren’t new, and it seems as though a day doesn’t go by without cable news reporting a new startling obesity statistic. Just this week, the CDC also released information on the most obese states in the United States (Mississippi leads the pack, with 34.9 percent of its residents considered obese in 2011).
Posted on Thursday, August 16th, 2012 By SharedPurpose
Who doesn’t like the idea of getting more for your dollar? I know I always give myself a pat on the back when my grocery cashier tells me, “You saved $35 this week!” For me, it’s a sense of accomplishment with little consequence either way, but for many families, savings can mean the difference between a meal on the table and going to bed hungry. Luckily there are organizations like Share Our Strength®, a national nonprofit whose goal is to end childhood hunger in America. One of their many programs is Cooking Matters®, which empowers low-income families with the skills, knowledge and confidence to prepare healthy and affordable meals.
Posted on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 By SharedPurpose
Monday marked the first celebration of Food Day. Melissa Musiker’s earlier post provides a full background on the event. By some measures, including media pick-up, the event was a success. Coverage appeared on both wire services and in daily publications in most major media markets, including USA Today, NPR and Martketwire. Regular contributing bloggers were also a top source for coverage, with original content appearing in the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and the Huffington Post.
Posted on Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 By Julie Jack
In case you missed it, this year’s Blog Action Day – also World Food Day – happened Sunday, October 16, and featured more than 2,700 bloggers from 109 countries in digital conversation about food. Blog Action Day 2011 included voices from across the globe and a range of perspectives – nonprofits, nutrition experts, parents, activists, chefs and others.
Posted on Friday, October 21st, 2011 By SharedPurpose
Today is Blog Action Day. 2250 bloggers from 100 countries have put their hands up to talk about food and take part in a global conversation. The next 24 hours will see a huge global conversation about food from many different perspectives and angles. When I started my career working as a clinical dietitian, someone gave me a great piece of advice that I think is particularly relevant to the theme of Blog Action Day 2011- always remember, everybody is an expert because everybody eats. Like healthcare and education, food touches the lives of every person. Given all of this, it isn’t really all that surprising that the “farm to fork to physiology” policy debate is gaining so much attention and so many champions, often from unexpected sectors of society. Obesity rates are increasing and so are healthcare costs associated with chronic disease. We can’t afford to let either continue moving in that direction.
Posted on Sunday, October 16th, 2011 By SharedPurpose
Happy Blog Action Day 2011, SP readers! Coincidentally, today is also World Food Day. So what better topic for Blog Action Day than food. Take a look around the internet today and you’ll see thousands of posts related to food. Surely you can pick up a few recipe tips, but today bloggers are using their platforms to talk about some of the biggest food-related issues of our day: sustainable agriculture, food insecurity, nutrition, obesity, food safety, and dozens of other subjects.
Posted on Sunday, October 16th, 2011 By Andrea Shatzman