APHA’s Policy Innovation Contest

The American Public Health Association recently launched a competition that gives health departments the opportunity to improve their capacity around health inequality policies. What’s up for grabs? Certainly nothing to yawn at (especially in this economic climate): According to the APHA site announcing the policy innovation contest: Between five and eight health departments will receive […]

Pulse+Signal Q&A: 1st Annual Food Day

Today celebrates the first annual national Food Day. I caught up with Lilia Smelkova, Campaign Manager with Food Day,  to get the full scoop… What is Food Day? Food Day is a national grassroots campaign for healthy, affordable food produced in humane, sustainable and just way.  Food Day is modeled after Earth Day, and will […]

The First Tweetup of the Let’s Move Campaign

The following is a guest post from Douglas Naegele, President at Infield Health – a mobile health company based in Washington, DC.  Doug recounts his experience as an invited attendee at the very first Twitter inspired Let’s Move event. You can follow Doug on Twitter as @textandshout I recently had the pleasure of attending the first Tweetup surrounding Michele […]

Unbiased food icons? Harvard introduces alternatives to MyPyramid and MyPlate

This month, Harvard took a bold stand, declaring the USDA‘s food guide icons inadequate and out-of-date: For nearly two decades, the U.S. government distilled its nutrition advice into pyramids. These efforts didn’t accurately show people what makes up a healthy diet. Why? Their recommendations were based on out-of-date science and influenced by people with business interests […]

A Monumental Step Toward Health: Bill Sabram talks about MeYou Health’s iPhone game.

At the expo today at the Games for Health conference, I caught Bill Sabram talking about his very cool (very big!) Monumental poster. After fighting the crowd waiting to talk with him, I caught this short video clip about the game. Take a look…   Want more from the Games for Health conference? Follow me […]