Part of a series in which Rob Waters, chief communications officer for the Prevention Institute, talks about the impact prevention funds are having in communities across the country.
Doritos. Cheetos. Honey Buns. Until recently, these were the kinds of items kids attending Nashville high schools could buy from school vending machines if they got hungry between classes. In a state where nearly one in ten people have diabetes, one of the highest rates in the country, and where nearly 40 percent of children meet the definition of obesity, food “choices” like these are more like recipes for creating chronic health problems in large numbers of people. read more