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Medi-Cal lands $6 billion waiver

Just as the Golden State’s Medi-Cal waiver ran out, federal regulators rescued California yet again. Regulators “agreed in principle to a five-year, $6.2 billion waiver for California’s Medicaid program,” California Healthline reported. “That was good news for California health officials, who plan to

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Obesity rates flout L.A. fast food freeze

Faced with damning independent assessments seven years on, a groundbreaking Los Angeles ordinance designed to fight so-called “food deserts” has been overwhelmed by criticism that transcends political lines. The USDA has defined food deserts as “urban neighborhoods and rural towns without ready access

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Will AG Kamala Harris sign up for trial lawyers’ obesity shakedown?

The attorneys general of California and 15 other states are being implored to join in a legal crusade that holds food manufacturers responsible for obesity. Politico has the details: “Lawyers are pitching state attorneys general in 16 states with a

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Will San Francisco take a big gulp of soda tax?

  There have been a number of efforts to increase the tax on sugary beverages in California in recent years, with little to show for it so far. But the next battle in the soda tax war, in San Francisco

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Oreo cookies and sustainability: the new drugs of choice

America’s favorite cookie is as addictive as cocaine or heroin. According to a new Connecticut College student-faculty study, Oreos are just as addictive as drugs in lab rats. Apparently the lab rats in the study devoured the cookie sandwiches. But is there

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Are American children really hungry? 43

June 3, 2012 Katy Grimes: Did you know that more than “one in five children don’t know where their next meal will come from?” Over the weekend I caught the commercial, sponsored by childhungerendshere.com that made this ludicrous claim. This appears

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School Food Statism Makes Kids Sick 5

JULY 18, 2011 With many public schools now feeding children breakfast and lunch, and even forbidding parents to send homemade lunches to school for their children, it is obvious that the state has decided that it is a better parent.

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