MarketMakers is all about the process of transforming small corner stores to carry healthier food choices.
This comes from the work of South Los Angeles HEAC, students, community members, advocates, educators and all others who want to eliminate the inequality of food access. Check them out at: http://www.marketmakeovers.org/
Exploring the Link between Sugar-Sweetened Drinks and Obesity
November 5, 2009
Los Angeles City Council Chambers
200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles
The Senate Select Committee on Obesity and Diabetes
and the Senate Health Committee will convene a joint informational hearing on the link between sugar- sweetened beverages and obesity on Thursday, November 5.
This is Alvin Pham here reporting to you from Orange County. I haven't been on this site for a while to be honest but i hope to be a contributing part to this program once again. But as for orange county so far since i have moved here is that now there seems to be a company that offers delivery from and of the fast food store for a small fee. Making it just that much easier to obtain that easy unhealthy meal.
For all the High School Students wanting information on how to get prepared for college.
Here are some helpful tips.
What are the A-G requirements?
The A-G courses are a series of 15 units that need to be taken in a specific order in High School to be eligible for admission to UCs and CSUs ( a unit is equal to one academic year or two semesters of a class).
(a) History / Social Science – Two years, including one year of world history, cultures,… Continue
"Does Providing Nutrition Information at the Point of Purchase Affect Consumer Behaviors"- Healthy Eating Research- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation -June 2009
Americans spend nearly half of their food budgets eating out, or on away-from-home food. The dramatic increase in consumption of these meals, has prompted interest in menu labeling (providing information on calories,fat, sodium, and other nutrients in menu items at point of…
Fear of kidnapping is a real and valid fear that many parents have of letting their kids walk to school or anywhere really as was featured here in this recent New York Times article. But it completely overlooks our ability as social beings to organize ourselves. We know that there is safety in numbers. Why not connect your child with another child in the neighborhood and let them walk… Continue
Added by Maya Hagege on October 25, 2009 at 9:29am —
Something dramatic happens at school. Lets say it was embarrassing. Someone said something to you and you either choose not to respond or had nothing to say. Whatever happened, it may have ruined your day and you're not as joyful as you were earlier in the day. You probably feel mad or depressed. Regardless, we should not go home and eat all the treats like they're going out of style until we think we feel better. Food should never be the answer to our… Continue
That's me, the new girl at Curves! As of yesterday, I created my membership for Curves. Curves? I didn't know either. My cousin Karizz (better known to be people as Aimee) has been working out in this small gym for a month and recommended me to start up. Well Curves is an all women gym created to help women in physical shape, nutrition, and most beneficial self esteem. Surprisingly, I didn't know this gym was just two blocks away from my house. I honestly felt comfortable just being there, it's… Continue
Inspiration, Dedication, Commitment. These 3 words are what drive me to eat better, and exercise every day. I got my inspiration to get in shape at 4:00 am watching an infomercial while warming up some ramen noodles. At 5'10 220lbs and on summer vacation I didn't care what I ate as long as it tasted good. While watching the infomercial and waiting for those salty "noodles" I began to reflect on my life and my fitness. I began to look at 13 years of being made fun of and being overweight and I… Continue
Please every one remember to continue spreading the word about werefedup.com. Remember there is always work to be done, and we shouldnt wait to do it. It is very important that we continue speading the word, because the faster we do, the faster the community will recognize this effort to make a healthy environment for all.!
p.s: dont forget the button that can be put up as a link on myspace. ; ]
Well last night I was chillin with my friend Mac and I decided to logg on were fed up..he was surprised that I was so into this and so involed with eating healthy. He mentioned that he would perfer a a salad or fruit cup instead of a cheese burger but the healthier choice is too expensive!! So people rather eat a 99 cent cheese burger than a like 2 dollar fruit cup. So last night I went to sleep thinking about this lil situation and I decided to do some research and answer our question. Hers a… Continue
Hello werefedup. So, when I was in elementary, I first found out that majority of my family tree had diabetes. When I was little I use to think it was some cool thing that our family only had, but I learned it was definitely something not to be proud about. As I grew up, I learned how any product that had too much sugar was BAD, well that's how my family taught me. I wish I could give you a solid answer to what it really is and how to prevent it or help one escape it, but I can't. It varies to… Continue
W ORLEANS, LA -- The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), the Ad Council and the National Football League (NFL) will join to launch a new series of national public service advertisements (PSAs) designed to combat childhood obesity by encouraging physical activity among children. The new ads, which feature NFL players Reggie Bush (New Orleans Saints), Antonio Gates (San Diego Chargers) and Jason Witten (Dallas Cowboys), urge families to "get up and play an hour a day."… Continue
The Dallas Cowboys signed cornerback and returner Allen Rossum.
( When he made this video he played for the Atlanta Falcons) !!!
Allen’s work against youth obesity started in 2003 with the launch of Rossum’s Healthy Kids Klub Foundation (HKK). The Healthy Kids Klub helps youth ages 5-12 learn the importance of leading healthy and productive lives through physical… Continue
So i went to go visit my old High School and they were having those boring old Earthquake drills that i hated so much and it came to me what would happen if i were at work or at home and i didn't know what to do if an Earthquake would happen?. So i have been researching and i found some very useful information that i think would benefit everyone on how to be prepared if an Earthquake would occur and i would like to share some helpful tips. Before, During, and…Continue
So I just had my first niece and im very excited and want her to grow up into a very healthy women. And the start to that is from day one that you are born. Now I know their might not be many people on were fed up that are pregnant but maybe you have a family member, a friend, or just know someone that is pregnant, you could spread the word that breastfeeding is the best choice for their infant! Heres a little bit of my research that I would like to share with you guys on… Continue
I have so far done a good job at pecking away at the holes in Oakland’s current school lunches. The ‘hella’ stale sandwiches, reheated meals, and expired milk are, sadly, accepted as normal here in our district—as they are in many of America’s cafeterias.
It’s time to recognize some small strobes of light (to grab a phrase from the previous post) making their way to Oakland. Thanks to the hard work of a few ‘fed-up‘ teachers, students, community members, and… Continue