Tag Archive: health

Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign


First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Faith and Communities initiative aims to fight the childhood obesity epidemic by encouraging children to stay active and learn healthful habits. Elements of the Let’s Move campaign include empowering parents to set foundations for healthful lives, carving out time during and after school for physical activity and providing access …

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What is a Food Desert?


According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) a food desert is an area that lacks access to affordable fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lowfat milk, and other healthier foods that are essential for a healthy diet and lifestyle. An understanding of the impact and the prevalence of food deserts in the United States has been …

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Community-Based Energy Initiative with Interactive Mapping


One Change is a community-based, non-profit non-partisan grassroots organization that seeks to promote habits and behaviors that embrace sustainable means of consuming nonrenewable energy resources. This initiative was inspired by an ENERGY STAR® statistic: “If every household in the United States replaced one incandescent bulb with a compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb, the reduction in …

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Garfield Community Mapping


One of the community mapping events that the Center for Community Mapping organized was the Garfield, New Jersey Community Mapping initiative which took place in 2008. The broader context of this project included getting kids and adults in the community involved in the Garfield F.U.N (Fitness, Unity, and Nutrition) project, which sought to give community …

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