obesity http://kvpr.org en Is The Central Valley's Air Pollution Affecting Our Cells And Genes? http://kvpr.org/post/central-valleys-air-pollution-affecting-our-cells-and-genes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Here in the Central Valley – in one of the most polluted air basins in the country – we know that poor air is bad for our health. We feel it in our eyes and throat, and when we struggle to breathe.</span></p><p>But what if air pollution is affecting us at a deeper, cellular level?</p><p>That's exactly what Dr. Kari Nadeau discovered a few years ago. She’s a Stanford School of Medicine professor with an expertise in asthma and allergies.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 18:20:21 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 27716 at http://kvpr.org Is The Central Valley's Air Pollution Affecting Our Cells And Genes? Jamie Oliver's Mobile Kitchen, Healthy Cooking Classes To Roll Into The Valley http://kvpr.org/post/jamie-olivers-mobile-kitchen-healthy-cooking-classes-roll-valley <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The star of this year’s Big Fresno Fair may not be a musical act. Celebrity chef and social activist Jamie Oliver’s big rig teaching kitchen will roll into the fair in October.</span></p><p>Through a partnership between the Jamie Oliver Foundation and The California Endowment, Oliver’s mobile kitchen will also make stops throughout the San Joaquin Valley, from Kern County to Merced County, between September and March 2014.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 21:45:38 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 19585 at http://kvpr.org Jamie Oliver's Mobile Kitchen, Healthy Cooking Classes To Roll Into The Valley California Soda Tax Proposal Sparks Debate http://kvpr.org/post/california-soda-tax-proposal-sparks-debate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">California lawmakers are considering a measure that would tax sugary drinks a penny per fluid ounce. The proposal is intended to cap soda consumption in order to reduce obesity rates. Health Care Reporter Pauline </span>Bartolone<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in Sacramento has found a range of opinions on the soda tax.</span></p><p>It’s a hot afternoon in Sacramento’s Oak Park neighborhood. Teenagers are out of school for the day. Some have beverages in their hands. Kirk Allen is sixteen years old:</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 17:04:42 +0000 Pauline Bartolone 15038 at http://kvpr.org California Soda Tax Proposal Sparks Debate Soda Tax Proposal In Front of California Lawmakers This Week http://kvpr.org/post/soda-tax-proposal-front-california-lawmakers-week <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A bill that would impose a tax on soda in California goes before lawmakers in Sacramento this week. Health care reporter Pauline </span>Bartolone<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says a similar measure failed last session.</span></p></div><p>The state-wide law would tax sugary drinks such as sodas, energy drinks and sweet teas one cent per fluid ounce. Democratic Senator Bill Monning says something must be done to curb alarming rates of obesity and preventable diabetes.</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 20:26:27 +0000 Pauline Bartolone 13969 at http://kvpr.org Soda Tax Proposal In Front of California Lawmakers This Week Chocolate Milk Gets Remixed At Fresno Schools http://kvpr.org/post/chocolate-milk-gets-remixed-fresno-schools <p></p><p>The saying goes “milk does a body good.” But despite that, too few of us really drink the white stuff, and that includes adults and kids.</p><p>In an effort to get more kids to benefit from the nutrients milk offers many school districts including Fresno Unified served up flavored milk, both chocolate and strawberry.&nbsp; So along with their daily intake of vitamin A, calcium and potassium, students were also getting sugar a lot of sugar, about four additional teaspoons in an 8 ounce serving of chocolate milk.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 17:51:27 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 4154 at http://kvpr.org Chocolate Milk Gets Remixed At Fresno Schools On Valley Edition: Fresno County Health Funding; Teatro Obesity http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-fresno-county-health-funding-teatro-obesity <p>This week on Valley Edition, we hear an in-depth report on Fresno County&#39;s decision to become the only county in the state not to pursue federal funding for a new low-income health program. We&#39;ll also hear about a new theater program that takes on the issue of obesity in the Valley&#39;s Latino community.</p> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 00:51:55 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 1170 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Fresno County Health Funding; Teatro Obesity Teatro project tackles obesity http://kvpr.org/post/teatro-project-tackles-obesity-0 <p>It&#39;s Thursday night, and inside a small classroom at a church in Clovis, a handful of actors have gathered to put the finishing touches on a new original production.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 15 Nov 2011 16:00:36 +0000 Joe Moore 430 at http://kvpr.org Teatro project tackles obesity On Valley Edition: Obesity in the Valley; Women's Equality http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-obesity-valley-womens-equality <p>This week on Valley Edition we talk about the obesity epidemic that plauges so many in the Central Valley. We also learn about a new program designed to prevent obesity, called Healthy Eating Active Living, and talk about the issue of women&#39;s equality.</p> Tue, 23 Aug 2011 23:59:53 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 1207 at http://kvpr.org Fresno Teen Find Hopes In Diagnosis http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-teen-find-hopes-diagnosis <p>We hear the term &ldquo;obesity epidemic&rdquo; often in the news these days.</p><p>Last month, the L.A. Unified School District voted to removed flavored milk from school lunch menus, a move proponents argue will help stem childhood obesity.</p><p>In April, the state assembly shelved a proposal to tax sugar-filled drinks. The money would have gone to obesity prevention programs.</p> Wed, 06 Jul 2011 02:43:45 +0000 Lauren Whaley 716 at http://kvpr.org Fresno Teen Find Hopes In Diagnosis