Category Archives: Food Insecurity

Write to your elected officials regarding public health policy

In order to affect health policy, clinic public health students and professionals must reach out to elected officials to make our voices and opinions heard. One way to do this is to mail out a brief one-page letter stating the … Continue reading

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To ban or not to ban – that is the large sugary drink question

The biggest story in public health this week is New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on large sizes (over 16 oz.) of sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) sold in food service establishments such as restaurants, diagnosis movie theaters and … Continue reading

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School Breakfast: An Opportunity for a Healthy Start

The federally subsidized School Breakfast Program began as a pilot project in 1966 and was made permanent in 1975. Students that meet Federal Poverty Level (FPL) requirements are eligible to receive free or reduced-price breakfast, thumb which is typically served … Continue reading

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