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California Center for Public Health Advocacy

Government Has a Pivotal Role to Play in War on Obesity

Dr. Harold Goldstein | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Dr. Harold Goldstein

Why does big soda fear government intervention? Because they know it takes an entity as large as the state or federal government to have a meaningful impact on their slick, multi-billion dollar marketing campaigns.

Kick the Can

Laurie David | Posted 05.13.2012 | Food
Laurie David

In the midst of an epidemic that threatens to kill far too many of our kids, we appeal to the common sense and decency of our celebrities and ask them -- no, beg them -- to stop accepting soda and sugary drink endorsements.

Are We Winning The Battle Against Childhood Obesity?

| Joanna Lin | Posted 03.05.2012 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch By Joanna Lin Obesity is still on the rise among California students, but after years of p...

Super Bowl Sunday and the Elixir of Fat

Joel Epstein | Posted 04.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Joel Epstein

This Super Bowl Sunday both on and off the field viewers watched the Giants and the Patriots. Between plays and at halftime, the off-the-field giants were Big Soda, with their ads for their elixir of obesity and diabetes.

Longing for CicLAvia

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.06.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

CicLAvia is certainly about giving Angelenos a break from the stress of car traffic. But it is also a new way of thinking about how we engage with our city, and how we exercise in LA.

CicLAvia Is What I'll Be Doing in LA This Sunday

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

The City of LA recognized in CicLAvia an opportunity to give Angelenos a taste of what LA can be like, at least for a bit, without cars. It will temporarily turn the streets over to those who deserve them the most. Us.

Public Space = Public Health

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

In a city with many neighborhoods starved for public space, CicLAvia promotes a creative way to make over LA for a few hours a week by converting city streets to pedestrian thoroughfares.

Food, Inc. Inspires Moms to Cut the Crap

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Newman

Parents have had enough. They know their kids need nutritious, fresh ingredients that encourage healthy growth and fuel their minds instead of foods that fuel an obesity epidemic amongst kids.