How can we create healthy, affordable food options for the poor in the US?
With so many health problems in our nation directly related to food intake, how can we reform the food system to deliver healthy, convenient, affordable food to the underpriviledged? And how can we do it without a heavy government hand, but rather through presenting food that is simply preferential? I believe a degree of policy and education in the areas where dietary improvements are needed most would be necessary, at least in the beginning. I'm thinking: in addition to the McDonald's, Burger Kings, KFCs, Taco Bells, etc that generally provide the meals for individuals and families with less money to spend on food, a healthy version of all these types of restuarants. Grocery store food options may change, as well, but I believe that the "quick and easy" food options that are so appealing to poor neighborhoods, single moms, families with 4+ children, and more is an effective place to begin to address our nation's dietary crisis.
Pfizer's partnerships strengthen their ability to deliver vaccines in developing countries.
- Community healthcare workers face many challenges in their work, including often traveling far distances to see their clients
- Pfizer is helping to drive the UN's sustainable development goals through partnerships.
- Pfizer partnered with AMP and the World Health Organization to develop a training program for healthcare workers.
A new study shows choosing to be active is a lot of work for our brains. Here are some ways to make it easier.
There's no shortage of science suggesting that exercise is good for your mental as well as your physical health — and yet for many of us, incorporating exercise into our daily routines remains a struggle. A new study, published in the journal Neuropsychologia, asks why. Shouldn't it be easier to take on a habit that is so good for us?
There is no doubt that the historical Jesus, the man who was executed by the Roman State in the first century CE, was a brown-skinned, Middle Eastern Jew.
I grew up in a Christian home, where a photo of Jesus hung on my bedroom wall. I still have it. It is schmaltzy and rather tacky in that 1970s kind of way, but as a little girl I loved it. In this picture, Jesus looks kind and gentle, he gazes down at me lovingly. He is also light-haired, blue-eyed, and very white.
The stories we tell define history. So who gets the mic in America?
- History is written by lions. But it's also recorded by lambs.
- In order to understand American history, we need to look at the events of the past as more prismatic than the narrative given to us in high school textbooks.
- Including different voices can paint a more full and vibrant portrait of America. Which is why more walks of American life can and should be storytellers.
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