Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

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  • A new website developed at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio seeks to fight against Latino childhood obesity that leads to poor health and diabetes. Salud America!, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, created the website.

  • A new year often brings new resolve to eat healthy. Unfortunately, good intention can be sidetracked when mid-afternoon hunger leads to a trip to the vending machine and the only options are candy, chips, and sugary beverages.

  • The National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity released model standards for food and beverages sold in vending machines, in addition to model legislation.

  • Get guidance on everything you need about making your community walkable.

  • What Works for Health is a new online tool you can use to find tested, effective policies and programs to improve health in your community.

  • The Built Environment Assessment Training Institute has launched a free online course to learn how to assess the built environment for physical activity

  • Twitter, the much beloved social networking site, is set to take on disease outbreaks, after HHS officials announced the release of a new Web-based application tool available to public health officials.

  • Fruit and vegetable costumes are available for loan to SC residents from the Bureau of Community Health and Chronic Disease Prevention. These costumes can be used for a variety of nutrition education activities and events such as supermarket tours, National Nutrition Month activities, cooking demonstrations, Walk to School events, and classroom nutrition education presentations.