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Federal Funding Given to Spread Healthy Eating Word


Thursday, October 10, 2013
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To spread the message of healthy eating and adequate exercise to low-income residents, the county’s Public Health Department will receive $865,833 a year in federal funding through 2016. The money comes from the state’s Network for a Healthy California program, which is paid for by the USDA. Public Health will work with community organizations to get the word out. The grant money is about $81,000 more than the previous agreement; the extra funds will allow a new health educator to reach 800 additional residents.

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All assuming that the Federal government passes a budget one of these months after the fiscal year already started.

No budget or Continuing Resolution, no grant for health educucation.

John_Adams (anonymous profile)
October 10, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Great, more of my my money being used to spread information I more than likely completely disagree with. Isn't Democracy great? You get to use violence to tell other people how to spend their money.

loonpt (anonymous profile)
October 10, 2013 at 10:51 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Good to see the Public Health Department are trying to deal with this problem. The quality of the food we consume has been getting worse for several decades. In particular producers now add a lot of preservatives and other chemicals to extend the time the food can be kept on the grocers shelves, and why this may be good for profits it is not good for the health of the consumer. If we eat less animal based foods and more organic produce this can go a long way to redress the balance. If you are interested in healthy eating you may find this website helpful http://ehealthyeatingforchildren.com/

billy1 (anonymous profile)
October 14, 2013 at 12:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Most diseases are caused by eating too many carbohydrates (sugar/grains/legumes) along with animals who are fed nothing but grains and live in a caraf. Animal based foods are great for you as long as they are naturally raised out on a pasture. Organic produce is certainly preferable in terms of nutritional value and lack of toxicity.

The Public Health Department is never going to relay this information because they are run by Monsanto who has a vested interest in growing massive amounts of GMO grains and soybeans that they feed to us and the animals we eat, instead of letting the animals get the bulk of their nutrition from foraging for grasses, vegetable matter and bugs. It's a sales gimmick for Monstanto and it is subsidized by our tax dollars.

loonpt (anonymous profile)
October 14, 2013 at 3:52 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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