Interact for Health

Health in Action

Q&A: Rachel Keller Eisman, executive director of the BUILD Health Challenge

Feb 27th, 2017

Rachel Keller Eisman is the executive director of the BUILD Health Challenge, an initiative that works to facilitate community partnerships between hospitals, health systems, community-based organizations, local health departments and other organizations in a community to improve the overall health of local residents. The organization has partnere... Read More

Q&A: Kurt Reiber, president and CEO, Freestore Foodbank

Jan 30th, 2017

Kurt Reiber is the president and CEO of the Freestore Foodbank, which provides meals to people dealing with food insecurity in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. The organization focuses on serving "foods to encourage" health, which are healthy alternatives to pre-packaged foods, so people with hypertension, diabetes or obesity can better manage their conditions. Reiber says... Read More

Fresh vegetables now available weekly at Interact

Nov 7th, 2016

A healthy diet that includes fresh fruit and vegetables can help prevent diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, frail bones and several types of cancer. Yet these days it's not always easy to find fresh vegetables, especially in food deserts -- urban neighborhoods and rural towns that lack access to affordable healthy foods.

That's why Interact for Heal... Read More

Q&A: Lisa Cimperman, registered dietitian nutritionist, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Sep 27th, 2016

Lisa Cimperman is a registered dietitian nutritionist and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Among other things, the academy aims to disseminate reliable nutrition information and advocate for public policy measures related to healthy eating. Cimperman spoke with Interact for Health to discuss the successe... Read More

Cook for America prompts cafeteria manager to further improve students’ nutrition

Aug 1st, 2016

During the past three years, 86 lunch teachers from 40 schools in eight districts have been trained to cook from scratch through Cook for America. The program, supported by Interact for Health, is a way to increase access to healthier foods for students in our community. It includes a five-day Lunch Teachers® Culinary Boot Camp. The Lunch... Read More