audio by subject health education
60:08 minutes (55.06 MB)
HEALTHY SCHOOLS. Leaders of philanthropic foundations recognized schools that are succeeding in creating healthier places for students to learn and staff to work. The award-winning schools have adopted policies and practices that promote physical activity and healthy eating and help combat the childhood obesity epidemic. Principals of honored schools are being invited to join this program.
Guests: John Govea, Senior Program Officer, Healthy Schools Program, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ, www.healthiergeneration.org/schools; Rosanna Lopez, PE and Health Teacher, American Senior High School, Dade County (Miami), Florida, http://american.dade.k12.fl.us/.
60:21 minutes (55.27 MB)
EAT-INS. The Child Nutrition Act, the law that rules the national school food programs, expires at the end of September. New bills in Congress are seeking to improve school lunches by allowing more children to access free meals, banning trans fats in schools, and working on healthier menus. Thousands across the country are organizing public potlucks on Labor Day to urge schools to serve healthy food and ban junk food.
Guests: Julie Burns and Gloria Cepin, Slow Food USA, New York, NY; Rep. Sam Farr, Democrat, Monterey county, Salinas, CA, www.farr.house.gov
59:13 minutes (54.23 MB)
A FUTURE WITHOUT HIV. The rate of HIV has gone down among Latinos in general, but it has risen among Latino youth in their early 20’s. Prominent researchers and experts in HIV joined forces last week at a Latino forum on HIV as part of the activities of the AIDS 2012 International Conference in Washington, DC. Some of these experts join this edition to share news about AIDS-fighting drugs and discuss how to create a future without HIV/AIDS.
Guests: Dr. Britt Rios-Ellis, Director, National Council of La Raza (NCLR)/California State University Long Beach (CSULB) Center for Latino Community Health, Long Beach, CA, http://www.csulb.edu/centers/latinohealth/ ; Daniel Leyva, Director, Prevention Services, Latino Commission on AIDS, Nueva York, NY, www.latinoaids.org ; Bambi Salcedo, Community Advocate, Trans Latina Coalition, Los Angeles, CA, http://translatinacoalition.org