December 15, 2016 9:00 AMCategory: Health Equity, Nutrition

Tarrant County, TX Ramey Market Mural Unveiling

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On Saturday, December 10, 2016, we unveiled a beautiful new mural that has been painted on the east wall of Ramey Market, in the Stop Six neighborhood. The mural was designed and painted by the senior art students at Dunbar High School. The students developed four designs which were blended to create a mural celebrating […]

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August 18, 2016 1:33 PMCategory: Nutrition

New Resources for Local Food Systems Planning

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Food systems planning is becoming an increasingly important topic in our communities. Food is a basic need that many take for granted, yet growing a robust local food system can strengthen communities by improving quality of life and helping to meet a variety of environmental, economic, and social goals. Food systems policies and programs can address […]

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April 13, 2016 8:04 AMCategory: Nutrition

At the Intersection of Planning and Public Health: Kane County, Illinois

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The Kane County Planning Cooperative received a 2016 National Planning Achievement Award for A Best Practice for its work to implement the Kane County 2040 Plan “Healthy People, Healthy Living, Healthy Communities.” Kane County is also one of the Plan4Health coalitions working to improve access to healthy food in the community. Kane County Plan4Health coalition members hosted a Sunday National Planning Conference sessioon […]

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March 8, 2016 6:24 PMCategory: Nutrition

March is National Nutrition Month

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The chronic disease burden throughout the nation is staggering. In the U.S. nearly 35 percent of adults and 17 percent of children and adolescents aged 2-19 years are classified as obese (CDC, 2015; CDC, 2015). Nearly 29.1 million people in the U.S. have diabetes and two-thirds of adults in the U.S. can be categorized as either […]

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February 24, 2016 6:53 PMCategory: Nutrition, Physical Activity

February is American Heart Month

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February is American Heart Month, and the American Heart Association has been sponsoring this national reminder about the importance of heart health for over 50 years. Heart disease is a major issue for both men and women in the U.S. and abroad. Each year, 25 percent of deaths in the U.S. and 17.3 million deaths worldwide can […]

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January 5, 2016 5:20 PMCategory: Nutrition

Partnering4Health: SOPHE’s Nutrition Toolkit

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In September 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a multi-year initiative to prevent and control chronic disease at the community level. Named the National Implementation and Dissemination for Chronic Disease Prevention — or Partnering4Health — five organizations are working with selected chapters and affiliates to strengthen health in their communities. A member […]

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October 30, 2015 4:47 PMCategory: Nutrition

Farmers’ Markets and Food Hubs: Healthy Food in Kane County

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The Kane County Planning Cooperative (KCPC) is a member of the first Plan4Health cohort, leading efforts to integrated planning and public health just outside Chicago’s city limits. An established coalition, the KCPC is an integrated initiative between the county’s health, transportation, and development planning staff.  During the Plan4Health project period, KCPC will continue to expand partnerships […]

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October 6, 2015 8:33 PMCategory: Nutrition

Defining Food Deserts

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The American Planning Association Food Systems Planning Interest Group (FIG) is a coalition of planners and allied professionals who have come together to advance food systems planning at the local, regional, state, or national level. FIG provides networking opportunities for professionals engaged in food systems planning; professional development and mentoring opportunities for new and seasoned planners wishing to […]

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