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CDC Study: Schools Are Getting Healthier

Nowadays, the hub for developing healthy habits isn’t just the gym or home. For kids, at least, it’s increasingly their schools, according to a study released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. School districts across the country are demonstrating a range of improvements in terms of nutrition, exercise and tobacco policies.


Food Policy Could Expand Access to Healthy Produce, Support Local Farmers

One of the best ways we can combat obesity, diabetes, and other conditions caused by poor nutrition is simply by improving access to healthy foods. A growing number of our leaders in Congress are working to do just that. Representative Marcia Fudge’s “Let’s Grow Act” would expand access to healthy and affordable local produce, in part by incentivizing and expanding the use of SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) benefits to purchase vegetables and fruits at farmer’s markets. It would connect farmers with preschool programs, ensuring that small children have a chance at a healthy meal.


Vilsack Vows to Defend Nutrition Programs

The head of the U.S. Agriculture Department vowed Tuesday to protect the country’s nutrition programs from critics who are engaged in an all-out campaign to reduce funding and make drastic changes to the measures that help millions of Americans each day.


Vilsack Vows to Defend Nutrition Programs

The head of the U.S. Agriculture Department vowed Tuesday to protect the country’s nutrition programs from critics who are engaged in an all-out campaign to reduce funding and make drastic changes to the measures that help millions of Americans each day.


Your Application for Insurance on the Marketplace

Link to the paper application for the Health Insurance Marketplace


Health Insurance Marketplace Premiums Released

This report summarizes the health plan choices and premiums that will be available in the Health Insurance Marketplace. It contains new information, current as of September 18, 2013, on qualified health plans in the 36 states in which the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will support or fully run the Health Insurance Marketplace in 2014. Plan data is in final stages but is still under review as of September 18 and may be revised in HHS systems before being displayed for consumers, so this information is subject to change. This analysis also includes similar information that is publicly available from 11 states and the District of Columbia that are implementing their own Marketplace. This report focuses on the plans with the lowest premiums in each state, as consumers are expected to shop for low-cost plans.