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Today’s U.S.: Obesity replaces smoking

- Analysis
The rate of people who either smoked or were obese or both in 1965 was 55 percent. The percentage of people who either smoked or obese or both at present is 57 percent.

Beyond the Dirty Dozen

- Analysis
As I also say in the article, I think a much graver and more difficult concern faces the fresh fruit and vegetable industry. In fact, pesticide residues in food don’t even make the list of current top environmental concerns among the public.

Stop & Shop becomes first ever grocery retailer to participate in the National Academy of Sciences’ Roundtable on Obesity Solutions

- Retail
Stop & Shop will present and discuss strategies for alleviating food insecurity and integrating healthy grocery options into the broader system changes that are needed to reduce the prevalence of obesity in the community.

WIC changes, including fresh produce vouchers, helped lower child obesity

- General News
It was a long and hard battle for fresh produce advocates, but a new study suggests efforts to increase fruit and vegetable access for WIC paid off in lower rates of obesity for children.