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What’s Making Us Sick?

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What’s Making Us Sick?

WASHINGTON—Tainted spinach. Filthy beef. Chili with beans ... and botulism. Recent outbreaks of foodborne illness have shocked Americans and spurred calls for reform of the nation’s fossilized food safety laws. Now a new online database will help policymakers, reporters, and home cooks alike answer the central question: What, exactly, is making us sick?


By CSPI,USA.


Health Policy Resource.


Current Developments in Housing Policies and Housing Markets in Europe

The colloquium is one in a series of three, bringing together housing practitioners and academics to identify and discuss the emerging trends in social housing provision in Europe. The thinking that emerges from these meetings will form the basis for strategic thinking on a European scale, as well as facilitating the sharing of good practice for both practitioners and academics. By Darinka Czischke (Ed.)


By BSHF,UK.


Technology Policy Resource.


Study Shows Progress in Getting Soft Drinks out of Schools, Still Two-Thirds of School Beverage Sale

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Study Shows Progress in Getting Soft Drinks out of Schools, Still Two-Thirds of School Beverage Sales are Sugary Drinks

The good news is that soft drinks sales are declining in schools. The bad news is the majority of school beverages are still sugary drinks. We applaud the soft drink industry for coming over to the right side of this issue last year when it struck a deal with President Clinton and the American Heart Association to help shift the beverage mix in schools. Soft drinks are the number one source of calories in teens’ diets and the only individual food directly linked to obesity.


By CSPI,USA.


Health Policy Resource.


Study Shows Progress in Getting Soft Drinks out of Schools, Still Two-Thirds of School Beverage Sale

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Study Shows Progress in Getting Soft Drinks out of Schools, Still Two-Thirds of School Beverage Sales are Sugary Drinks

The good news is that soft drinks sales are declining in schools. The bad news is the majority of school beverages are still sugary drinks. We applaud the soft drink industry for coming over to the right side of this issue last year when it struck a deal with President Clinton and the American Heart Association to help shift the beverage mix in schools. Soft drinks are the number one source of calories in teens’ diets and the only individual food directly linked to obesity.


By CSPI,USA.


Health Policy Resource.


Take Action: Ask Congress to Improve School Foods

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Take Action: Ask Congress to Improve School Foods

Congress is currently considering national legislation to improve the nutritional quality of foods and beverages in schools. Please sign the petition via the link below to ask your members of Congress to take junk food out of schools by requiring the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to update its nutrition standards for foods and beverages offered from vending machines, a la carte in the cafeteria, and in school stores on the whole campus throughout the school day.


By CSPI,USA.


Health Policy Resource.