Healthy Communities- June 14, 2013

Reports and Articles




Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe Sandwich. Yes, It’s Real
We always end up finding the best-gross food during the summer/fair season.
YahooShine: June 10, 2013
It sounds too gut-busting to be true, but it is: A glazed Krispy Kreme doughnut, split open and stuffed with savory sloppy joe, doused in a tomato-based sauce and sprinkled with cheese. It’s not a response to Dunkin’ Donut’s new bacon-and-egg-on-a-donut breakfast sandwich, though. The Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe is the brainchild of Charlie Boghosian, owner of Chicken Charlie’s, which has been providing food to county fairs in Southern California for 17 years.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: 6.3.13
While the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury jointly released rules about workplace wellness programs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) last week, the financial and health improvement value of the programs has not yet been proven, according to several panelists at a briefing late last week co-sponsored by the Alliance for Health Reform and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Health in All Policies
Community Commons
, June 2013
In recent years the concept of Health in All Policies, or HiAP, has begun to take root at all levels of government across the country. At the national level, the US Department of Health and Human Services’ National Prevention Strategy is calling for all sectors of the economy, including “housing, transportation, labor, education, defense to promote prevention-oriented environments and policies.”

At-home weight loss programs for kids lack evidence
Reuters Health: June 12, 2013
Programs designed to prevent childhood obesity in the home don’t affect kids’ weight a year or more down the line, according to a review of the evidence.
But that conclusion comes from only a small number of available studies on the programs, and doesn’t prove that such studies can’t work, according to lead author Dr. Nakiya Showell.
“We need additional studies to answer this question, especially studies with greater number of participants, greater program exposure among participants and longer participant follow-up,” said Showell, of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore.

Short Strolls After Meals May Lower Diabetes Risk
HealthDay News: June 12, 2013
Older adults at risk for getting diabetes who took a 15-minute walk after every meal improved their blood sugar levels, a new study shows.
Three short walks after eating worked better to control blood sugar levels than one 45-minute walk in the morning or evening, said lead researcher Loretta DiPietro, chairwoman of the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services in Washington, D.C.
“More importantly, the post-meal walking was significantly better than the other two exercise prescriptions at lowering the post-dinner glucose level,” DiPietro added.


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