Two months into new and stricter federal nutrition guidelines for school meals, youth reporters from New America Media fanned out in high schools across California to interview their peers in the lunch line. They found wide variations in how students graded their new school meals. None of the meal programs earned an A, but the […]Read More Pickiest eaters grade new school lunches
Youth in Richmond weigh in on Measure N – the sweetened beverage tax on the ballot this November. The city is a trailblazer in proposing bold policies to prevent and combat obesity and diabetes. Read more on Richmond Pulse.Read More Is the Soda Tax Missing the Point?
How can we resist the forces of junk food, with its promise of fast, fatty, and flavorful? Youth Radio illustrates ways to avoid the unpleasant consequences of unhealthy choices and how to “Live Above the Influence of Fast Food.”Read More Healthy choices – what’s for lunch?
In photos, teenagers confess to The Know in Fresno what’s for breakfast…. and lunch, and dinner. What do these photographs say about eating today? The colors and flavors of a teen diet can be viewed at Diary of a Teen Diet.Read More Diary of a Teen Diet
Youth in Baldwin Park, California produced this video interviewing youth about when, when and why they drink soda. For more videos like this one, visit http://www.kickthecan.info.Read More Kick the Can: Community survey on soda drinking habits
Youth in Baldwin Park, California produced this video about soda ingredients. For more videos like this, visit http://www.kickthecan.info.Read More Kick the Can: What’s in your can of soda?
In November Richmond residents will vote on a new tax on every soda purchase, to fund public health programs. “I asked my family, neighbors, and friends as well as my boxing coach what they thought about the soda tax and whether they planned to support it. Their answers were obscure and conveyed a lack of […]Read More Opinions divided on Richmond soda tax
A young reporter reflects on an upcoming ballot initiative proposing a ‘sugar tax’ on soda beverages and a recent report that 52% of the children in her community are overweight or obese. “Although Richmond faces many issues that plague the lives of its residents, malnutrition via the consumption of non-nutritional sugar sweetened drinks represents a […]Read More Sugar is like crack