A child in the United States sees 485 television ads for candy every year, on average, says a recent study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut. That number is rising, despite promises by candy makers not to advertise to children 11 and under.
Clatsop County, Oregon is one of five communities in the nation chosen to participate in a five-year challenge to improve the health of all residents. Goals include improving nutrition and food access to decrease obesity, expanding strategies to improve mental health, and decreasing tobacco use among pregnant women. Watch the introductory video and learn how you can get involved.