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Our advocacy efforts paid off!

As many of you know last week it came down to the wire but the final state budget was passed. Nutrition First along with our coalition partners including the Children’s Alliance, Good Food Coalition and the Anti-Hunger and Nutrition Coalition successfully fought long...

Marketing junk food to kids

Most people are aware that the incidence of childhood obesity is rapidly rising, both in the US and around the world.  Currently 17% of children are considered obese. And this overweight trend will continue to plague children into their adult years leading to more...

Diabetes prevention is a good investment

According to the National Institute of Health, nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes. It’s the main cause of kidney failure, limb amputations and new-onset blindness in adults nationwide. It’s also a major cause of heart disease and stroke. Diabetes costs the...