Childhood Obesity Related Policies and Environment

The Wall Street Journal. Feb 14, 2021. “Remote Learning During Covid-19 Is Causing Children to Gain Weight, Doctors Warn”

The Counter. Jan 19, 2021. “The childhood obesity crisis started before Covid-19. The pandemic has made it worse.”

State of Childhood Obesity, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. “The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on childhood obesity.”

ASU Now. Dec 10, 2020 “Study shows proximity to convenience stores affects children’s weight.”

Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Dec 10, 2020. “Kids gain weight when new convenience stores open nearby.”

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en El Universal Mexican Newspaper Op-Ed. Sept 13, 2020. “The restriction on selling junk food: just one more step in the right direction to combat childhood obesity.”

Science Daily. July 8, 2020. “Healthier school food and physical activity environments matter for childhood obesity.”

Journal of Adolescent Health. Aug 01, 2019. “Policy, Systems, and Environmental Approaches to a Healthy School Environment”

ASU Now. Jan 8, 2018. Disparities in Access to Menu Labeling

ASU Now. Oct 30, 2014. Fast food marketing to children disproportionately affects certain communities.

Food Insecurity and Food Access 

Tucson.com. Feb 20, 2021. Pandemic-related hunger, job loss hardest on Hispanic, low-income households 

ABC News. Feb 4, 2021. Urban farming increasing access for families in food swamps 

ASU Now. Dec 1, 2020.  Research shows pandemic-induced food insecurity on the rise in Arizona