Author "Jennifer Jascoll"

By Jennifer Jascoll
In Children's Issues
Jul 30th, 2011
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Responding to pressure from parents and consumer groups, McDonald’s announced on Tuesday its “Commitments to Offer Improved Nutrition Choices” and serve up more nutritionally-balanced meal options, particularly for children.  Starting...
By Jennifer Jascoll
In Children's Issues
Jul 19th, 2011
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As a follow up to my previous post on junk food marketing to children and my earlier post on MyPlate — and any other post that I’ve written about children and fast food or junk food — I would like to direct your attention to a comment...
By Jennifer Jascoll
In Children's Issues
Jul 3rd, 2011
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Remember the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009 (H.R. 1105) that President Obama signed on March 11, 2009?   No?  Good, me neither, but my excuse is that I was busy applying to law schools.  If you and I had been paying closer/any (take your pick) atte...
By Jennifer Jascoll
In Public Health
Jun 5th, 2011
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Step aside, food pyramid, there’s a new dietary guide in town: MyPlate.  During a press conference on Thursday, First Lady Michelle Obama and Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack released MyPlate –whose color-coded quadrants of f...
By Jennifer Jascoll
In Drug Pricing
Apr 20th, 2011
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Listen up, Hoboken, Newark, and Orange residents.  There’s a new prescription discount program in town: Coast2Coast Rx Card.  Well, the program isn’t all that new to the area: Newark launched it last year and Hoboken launched it in January....