A Public Health Tale of Two Libraries
Marketing / Soda / Sugar / Water

A Public Health Tale of Two Libraries

Remember this picture I posted in November of the Lexington (Kentucky) Public Library being used to market McDonald’s to kids?  I’m pleased to report that yesterday I saw this at the Jefferson County Public Library in Evergreen, Colorado.  No foolin’ Bravo to Jefferson County Public Library for supporting health instead of promoting fast food! Here are some close-ups:   Continue reading

Teaching Kids to Love Food That Loves Them Back
Food as Reward / Food Environment / Junk Food / Marketing / Water

Teaching Kids to Love Food That Loves Them Back

As my oldest finishes her last week of elementary school, I have been remembering what it was like when she started Kindergarten.  Back then, I saw many overweight fifth graders, wondered why that was the case, and realized it would be a challenge to get her through the next six years with healthy eating habits intact.  Along with reading, writing and arithmetic, it became … Continue reading

Water First Policy in Schools
Water

Water First Policy in Schools

This was originally published on the School Bites blog. It seems like a new study link­ing sugar sweet­ened bev­er­age con­sump­tion to poor health makes head­lines each week. Par­ents and teach­ers rec­og­nize that serv­ing water bet­ter sup­ports the nutri­tion edu­ca­tion chil­dren are taught in school. It also fits with the Par­ent Teacher Asso­ci­a­tions’ Healthy Lifestyles Ini­tia­tive … Continue reading