Child sexual abuse isn't just about courtrooms and arraignments, but you wouldn't know it to read the newspaper: Too often, coverage focuses on the details of high profile cases but ignores the environments that fostered the abuse. Now we have an unprecedented opportunity to examine both at once. Read more >
Sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) are the single largest source of excess calories for children. Yet in spite of SSB bans on many school campuses and industry promises to limit marketing to kids, youth are still bombarded with ads for these unhealthy drinks. read more >
This year's annual American Public Health Association conference was filled with folks thinking critically about the inequities facing our society and proposing creative ways to address them. Here is a snapshot of some memorable ideas and experiences. Read more >
The food and beverage industry's deceptive and unhealthy marketing practices contribute to the high rates of obesity often found among communities of color. Food Day, an annual event launched recently by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, offers an opportunity to speak out against these practices.
Writing BMSG's inaugural blog forces me to take stock of where we are and where we're going. Could I have even imagined a blog, or any of the other new media innovations, when we opened our doors 18 years ago? Back then I looked forward to getting my next email -- imagine! -- but never anticipated ... Read more >