We were glad to see this article in The Blade (In Toledo, hunger is a health issue) describing ProMedica’s efforts to address hunger issues—“food insecurity”—in Ohio. Although plenty of effort is correctly devoted to obesity in America, hunger and malnutrition are pervasive problems that profoundly affect health. In particular, the incidence of hunger among the elderly is on the rise. This issue is a long-standing concern at Fresh Advantage.
Fresh Advantage™ salutes Dr. Andrew Bremer, a pediatric endocrinologist and Professor Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, for standing up to MacDonald’s at its recent shareholder meeting and elucidating the link between fast food and the current epidemic of obesity and diabetes among children in the U.S.
In the September, 2011 “Food Issue” of THE NATION, Michael Pollan opined that our country’s industrial food system would not change until the health care sector (health professionals and institutions with which they are affiliated) and the health insurance industry became advocates for change—and politically active. Well, physicians are becoming active now in the private sector arena through the “Value the Meal” campaign underway by Corporate Accountability International.Read More
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Recovery is Cooking
From Connecticut Mental Health Center
Plow to Plate
Before Fresh Advantage, Marydale co-founded Plow to Plate. Hear about their successes on All Things Connecticut
Prescribing Food, Part 1: Making Hospitals Healthier
From Heritage Radio Network
Women Addressing Food In Healthcare
From the Yale Sustainable Food Project Podcast