CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHANGE IN FOOD MARKETING TO CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Report provides evidence that television advertising influences food and beverage preferences and consumption of children The childhood obesity epidemic is an urgent public health problem, and it will continue to take a substantial toll on the health of Americans. The most recent data show that almost a third of U.S. children and adolescents are overweight.. read more →

MISSISSIPPI HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGES

On November 14, 2012, Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance, Mike Chaney declared the state’s intention to establish a state-based exchange to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Mississippi announced that its high-risk pool program, the Mississippi Comprehensive Health Insurance Risk Pool Association, will establish the state’s health insurance exchange. The independent, not-for-profit association was.. read more →

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