Author: Rachel Otter

State Nutrition Action Councils: Making the Nation a Healthier Place to Live, One State at a Time

Are you ready to be inspired by the successes of other programs? Do your partnership development efforts need a boost? The Public Health Institute’s Center for Wellness and Nutrition (PHI CWN) has two resources to help you maximize your resources and coalition-building efforts to reduce the burden of obesity. Across… Read more »

Southeast Region Validation Report

Read the Southeast Region Validation Report here. The United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service requires that surveys used to evaluate Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education direct education interventions are not to include images with or references to brand name (branded) items (USDA-FNS, 2021). The primary aim of… Read more »

Wellness Matters! October 2021

CWN’s monthly eNewsletter, Wellness Matters! October 2021 In this issue: REACH: Promising Practices Showcase Healthy Food Rx: A Community Clinical Partnership Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month Steps for a Safe Halloween CWN Policy Corner Announcements and Upcoming Events: Join Our Team: Research and Evaluation Director, Lung Cancer Awareness Month, National… Read more »

Wellness Matters! September 2021

CWN’s monthly eNewsletter, Wellness Matters! September 2021 In this issue: Staff Highlight: Welcome, Kaley! Clemson Rethink Your Drink Social Media Campaign APHA 2021: Strengthening Social Connectedness Through Public Health Programs National Preparedness Month National Self-Care Awareness Month CWN Policy Corner Upcoming Events: National Hispanic Heritage Month, World Vegetarian Day and… Read more »

Healthy Retail Intervention Literature Review

A search of peer-reviewed and grey literature was conducted to summarize the evidence for retail interventions, particularly with regard to impact on purchasing behaviors among consumers. Articles were retrieved by searching the SNAP-Ed Toolkit and PubMed database to identify studies of retail interventions. Needs assessments, modeling studies, and clinical interventions were excluded from review. In addition, multiple publications for the same… Read more »

Schools for Healthy and Thriving Students: A Wellness Policy Consortium Success

To support school districts in the Central Valley of California with updating, strengthening, and developing more comprehensive Local School Wellness Policies (LSWP), Valley Children’s Healthcare, in partnership with CWN, created the Schools for Healthy and Thriving Students: A Wellness Policy Consortium (Consortium). The Consortium is aligned with the Centers for… Read more »

#LetsFeedLACounty Food Voucher Program: Creating an Emergency Food Program during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic, and its economic shutdown, placed millions of Americans in financial crisis. In Los Angeles County, where 27% of lower-income households experienced food insecurity, resulting in job layoffs exacerbated an already critical situation. As a result, food insecurity skyrocketed, adding a huge new population of food insecure to… Read more »