Get ready for Phoenix’s 10th annual Park(ing) Day tomorrow! Park(ing) Day is observed all over the globe, and thousands of people participate in this collaborative and creative event.
Investing in public transportation is investing in public health. The benefits of an equitable, affordable, and safe public transportation system are numerous and can affect communities in surprising ways. With increasing issues involving pollution, traffic-related deaths, and access to healthy food and medical care, the need for policies that support better public transportation systems is becoming more apparent each day.
Food hardship is not a new dilemma to Americans. Each year, people across the country struggle to afford enough food, and according to a Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) report released this month, food hardship rates are increasing.
Thousands of students returned to school this month, and when they did, they were greeted with a new approach to recess across the state. During this past legislative session, two bills impacting recess requirements in Arizona schools were passed.
Farmers and farmers markets are essential to communities and food systems. They create jobs, boost the economy, and make nutritious fruits and vegetables more accessible. During National Farmers Market Week, it is vital to recognize the work that farmers and farmers markets do for us each and every day.
It’s World Breastfeeding Week! To celebrate, we’re taking this opportunity to highlight the benefits of breastfeeding and empower breastfeeding moms everywhere. Breastfeeding is a way to give nourishment to babies, but it offers so much more than sustenance.
The connections we form with family and friends play an important role in our health. July is Social Wellness Month, and we encourage you to use it as an opportunity to focus on maintaining healthy relationships that can enrich your life year-round.
As of late June, both the Senate and House versions of the 2018 Farm Bill have passed. Now, Congress has to collaborate to create one bill before the 2014 Farm Bill expires. We may see compromise and action by the end of this week.
Although many rural Americans grow the majority of our food supply, they are widely affected by hunger. Hunger is detrimental to the health and well-being of all food insecure people, but living in a rural area can make living with hunger even worse.
Sugary beverages are readily available almost anywhere you can buy food. Often, these drinks are cheap, and many consumers tend to gravitate toward them instead of healthier options. Across the country, soda taxes have helped decrease consumption of these beverages and improve public health.
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