Looking for a challenge? Try explaining the connections of diet and its impact on the environment to a bunch of teenagers. That’s what Center for a Livable Future’s Roni Neff, PhD, did in the just released issue of Imagine, a national magazine for gifted 7th-12th graders published by the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University. In a four-page feature article, “Food Matters. How What We Eat Affects Our Health and the Planet,” Roni discusses the industrialization of U.S. agriculture and its impact on government policy, public health, and global climate change. Read More >
An alarming trend will be making an appearance at many of America’s baseball parks on Opening Day this year. Along with the usual festivities synonymous with this rite of Spring-the first pitch of the season, the crack of the bat, kids sitting in the stands with glove in hand, hoping to catch a foul ball-comes the prospect of a not-so-obvious threat to our nation’s health: the compounding of our already out-of-control obesity epidemic. And the marketing geniuses behind America’s big league parks are the culprit. In their quest to fill empty seats of under performing teams, they have embraced a new tool: offering unlimited food and drink for a price. At most participating parks, fans paying an extra premium can consume unlimited hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, soda and water. (Beer and desserts are extra).