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Leading with Nutrition: Leveraging Federal Programs for Better Health

Health / Research March 12, 2018

BPC’s 13-member task force to explore strategies for promoting healthy nutrition through public programs and policies related to food and health released specific recommendations focused on strengthening and improving the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

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Leading with Nutrition: Leveraging SNAP for Better Health

Health / March 12, 2018 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET

BPC’s SNAP Task Force—led by Bill Frist, Dan Glickman, and Ann Veneman—will release recommendations to promote better health in America through good nutrition.

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Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers and Babies: A Winning Goal

Caitlin Krutsick / Blog August 25, 2014

This month, the CDC released its Breastfeeding Report Card for 2014, coinciding with National Breastfeeding Month in the United States. The results of the report show that 79 percent of mothers initiate breastfeeding, up from 75 percent a year ago.

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Physicians Need Training in Nutrition and Physical Activity to Help Combat Obesity Epidemic

Health / Press Release June 24, 2014

Current training for medical professionals in nutrition and exercise is inadequate to cope with the nation’s obesity epidemic.

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Teaching Nutrition and Physical Activity in Medical School: Training Doctors for Prevention-Oriented Care

Health / Research June 23, 2014

To combat threats of obesity and obesity-related chronic disease, health care providers must be better equipped to address issues of diet and physical activity.

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Are America’s Physicians Prepared to Combat the Obesity Epidemic?

Health / Research June 23, 2014

Visualizing the troublesome state of nutrition and physical activity training in medical school.

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Fighting Obesity Around the World: Perspectives from Ireland

Robin Schepper / Blog November 1, 2013

Like the United States, Ireland presents alarming obesity statistics: 23 percent of two-to four-year-olds are overweight or obese, and 61 percent of Irish adults are overweight or obese.

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Fellow Fridays: Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman

Abbey Brandon / Blog October 18, 2013

Fellow Fridays is a series of profiles of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s roster of fourteen Senior Fellows. This week, we are sharing advice from former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman. He co-chairs BPC’s Commission on Political Reform and Nutrition…

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Event: Teaching Nutrition and Physical Activity in Medical School: Training Doctors for Prevention-Oriented Care

Health / October 17, 2013 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

Fifty percent of Americans live with one or more chronic illnesses, and diet and physical activity are key risk factors for many. Health care professionals are uniquely positioned to change this trend through patient education, but unfortunately they often lack…

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Prevention’s Value in Curing Our Health Care Spending Woes

Lisel Loy / Blog August 20, 2013

Our health care system and the federal budget are drowning under the burden of chronic diseases, like obesity and diabetes, and their associated costs. Health care spending is a primary driver of our annual federal deficit and care for patients…

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