October 11, 2016

Medical Press By Iqbal Pittalwala October 11, 2016 More than two in three adults are considered overweight or obese in the United States. Alarmingly, this trend begins in childhood: about one-third of children and adolescents ages 6 to 19 are considered overweight or obese. Childhood obesity, however, is disproportionately prevalent …

March 25, 2015

Mother Jones March 25, 2015 by Leilani Clark Next month, after three years of legislative tug-of-war, the Navajo Nation will become the first place in the United States to impose a tax on junk food. The Healthy Diné Nation Act of 2014, signed into law by Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly last …

June 12, 2014

Photo: © Mishelle Beercheck. “We Serve Too.” Club Trail Clean-Up Day, Month of the Military Child, Charleston Air Force Base.  by Richard Louv, Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Children & Nature Network In September 2013, Grassroots Change reported on the Children & Nature Network’s wonderful annual Grassroots Gathering, and we followed up with our blog …

April 10, 2014

By Lisa.Ermak @hollandsentinel.com, Holland, Mich. If it takes a village to raise a child, it likely takes a county to raise a healthy child. That’s the idea behind Allegan County’s Bringing Healthy Back initiative. The county-wide grassroots movement, which has been in development for the past few years, has been actively …