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DOD's Healthy Base Initiative Shows Promise

Health / Press Release January 12, 2017

The Bipartisan Policy Center commends the Department of Defense (DoD) for the release of its Healthy Base Initiative (HBI).

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Prevention Plays Invaluable Role in Cancer Fight

Hannah Martin, Caitlin Krutsick / Blog October 5, 2016

A substantial, sustained commitment to prevention will be necessary to maximize success in the fight to end cancer.

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Realizing Opportunities in Cancer Prevention

Health / September 30, 2016 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET

A substantial amount of research suggests that a significant number of cancers and cancer deaths could be prevented.

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Medicare Coverage of Diabetes Prevention Program Will Help Reduce Chronic Disease

Health / Press Release March 23, 2016

Chronic diseases are costing American families, businesses, and government at all levels. Prevention is a powerful tool, but achieving national results has been difficult.

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New Effort Launched to Train Health Professionals in Nutrition

Health / Press Release March 21, 2016

Today, two in three Americans are overweight or have obesity. Yet only one in eight visits with a doctor involves counseling on the benefits of a healthy diet.

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A Conversation on Food and Nutrition Featuring Secretary Vilsack

Health / March 9, 2016 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET

A recent study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association found that poor diet was the largest risk factor for death in the United States.

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Infrastructure Must-Reads, February 24

Infrastructure / Blog February 24, 2016

The staff of BPC’s Executive Council on Infrastructure share some recent publications, speeches, and testimony relevant to infrastructure policy and finance.

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Child Nutrition Bill is Critical for Nation’s Schoolchildren

Health / Press Release January 20, 2016

The legislation maintains strong nutrition standards, in keeping with a long tradition of bipartisan support for school lunch, breakfast, WIC and other child nutrition programs.

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Dietary Guidelines Recommend Limits on Sugar Consumption

Dan Glickman, Ann M. Veneman / Blog January 11, 2016

While not as specific in some areas as BPC would have liked, the guidelines’ clear limit on added sugar marks an important development in nutrition advice.

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New CEO Council on Sustainability and Innovation

Health / October 29, 2015 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

Companies are on the front lines of addressing the challenges associated with a changing climate, a growing population and other threats to a stable food supply.

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