How To Evaluate The Built Environment: Tools For Measuring Physical Activity
Physical Activity

How To Evaluate The Built Environment: Tools For Measuring Physical Activity

When given the opportunity, children choose to play. Play is recognized as the primary occupation of children, and every child has the right to play. Moreover, play promotes physical activity which may reduce the risk of obesity, decrease stress, and improve academic performance. Across the world, play varies according to the physical landscape, the built environment design, social norms, … Continue reading

What Can $15 Million Do For New York City’s Food? The Healthy Food And Community Change Initiative
Nutrition / Public Health

What Can $15 Million Do For New York City’s Food? The Healthy Food And Community Change Initiative

On Thursday, February 14, 2013, the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund held a special forum at Columbia University’s Teacher’s College in launch of the Healthy Food and Community Change (HFCC) initiative, pledging a generous $15 million for healthy food initiatives across New York City over the next five years. This tops the $1.5 million donation made in 2008 … Continue reading

Marion Nestle, Thomas Farley, Sue Atkinson, and Derek Yach: Summary Of The Tisch Public Health Forum On Food Policy And Obesity
Nutrition / Public Health

Marion Nestle, Thomas Farley, Sue Atkinson, and Derek Yach: Summary Of The Tisch Public Health Forum On Food Policy And Obesity

On Tuesday, January 29th, four food policy experts sat down to discuss policies in responses to obesity at the 2013 Joan H. Tisch Public Health Forum. The event was held at Hunter College’s Roosevelt House, moderated by Senior Editor of The Atlantic, Corby Kummer. Below is a summary of the night’s proceedings, divided by speaker: THOMAS … Continue reading