Better Bites Snack Strong initiative, which expands availability of healthful menu items at community recreational and professional sports facilities, schools, restaurants, and state parks, was recently featured on the local affiliate for PBS KET in Kentucky. Better Bites is one of the initiatives created through the Florida Prevention Research Center’s Community Based Prevention Marketing (CBPM) for Policy Development framework. The 8-step framework for community empowerment uses social marketing principles to enhance capacity for health policy enactment. Since 2009, Carol Bryant, PhD, MS, and her team at the Florida Prevention […]
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“Know Your History. Then Make History” Mural Dedication For Good Neighbor Store Initiative November 4, 2013 · 12:00 pm On October 19, 2013, the Lexington (Kentucky) Tweens Nutrition and Fitness Coalition, community partner of the Florida Prevention Research Center (FPRC), proudly unveiled the eagerly anticipated East End Mural at the Lexington Market: East End (formerly Pak N Save). The mural, created by local artist Sundiata Rashid, is called “Know Your History. Then Make History.” It features portraits of highly esteemed community residents throughout history and children living in the neighborhood today. At […]
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Artist Sundiata Rashid is working on the mural on the first Good Neighbor Store, Lexington Market: East End (formerly known as Pak-N-Save). Mark your calendars for the mural dedication. https://www.facebook.com/events/1376625035906210/
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Since 2009, a team of researchers and social marketers at the Florida Prevention Research Center (FPRC) collaborated with the Tweens Nutrition and Fitness Coalition in Lexington, Kentucky to develop and test the Community Based Prevention Marketing for Policy Development framework. The end result is a healthier menu in concession stands at public pools and other parks and recreation venues in the Lexington community. The revised menu options, known as Better Bites, features healthier items. It is growing in popularity, not only in Lexington, but throughout other parts of Kentucky as well. This expanded […]
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The College of Public Health at the University of South Florida is the parent organization for the Florida Prevention Research Center and is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cooperative agreement number 1-U48-DP-000062.