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American Fitness Index: Why the gap between our healthy environment and our personal health?

Jul 4th, 2016

Recently the American College of Sports Medicine released its 2016 American Fitness Index (AFI). Each year the index looks at the health status and community fitness of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States. For our region, 2016 was not a good year: the Cincinnati Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) dropped seven... Read More

Q&A: Mildred Thompson, senior director of PolicyLink's Center for Health Equity and Place

Jun 21st, 2016

Mildred Thompson is the senior director of PolicyLink's Center for Health Equity and Place. The center focuses on healthy food access, improving community and economic environments, and integrating health equity into community systems and policies. The organization works to remove barriers that otherwise would prevent people from acce... Read More

Wellness program encourages healthy habits with fresh fruits and veggies

Mar 28th, 2016

As you know, we here at Interact for Health are passionate about improving people’s health. That starts with our own associates. Our wellness program aims to make it easier for them to have healthy habits. We want to share some of the things we do so that other firms can develop their own wellness practices. First up: our fruit and vegetable del... Read More

Q&A: Seedleaf brings gardening to food deserts in Lexington

Feb 2nd, 2016

Ryan Koch is the director of Seedleaf, a nonprofit organization that promotes community gardens in Lexington, Ky. The organization aims to fill nutrition gaps in local food deserts and build healthy communities. Koch says that in addition to establishing healthy eating habits among participants, gardening has the added benefit of improving people's mental health... Read More

Food Policy Council to help change systems to improve food access

Dec 21st, 2015

Where we live helps determine how easily we can buy healthy foods. This is especially true in lower-income communities or food deserts. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 23.5 million Americans live in food deserts. Approximately 25 percent of Cincinnati residents live in a food desert, which puts them at greater risk for obesity and diet-r... Read More