Menu for the Future –
Northwest Earth Institute's newest course!
Sessions of this food and sustainability discussion
Now registering for the following Winter 2009 Sessions:
· Tuesdays, beginning January 13th, 6:30 to 8PM
@ Tea Party Bookshop.
· Saturdays, beginning January 17th, 9:30 to 11AM
@ Marion-Polk Food Share.
Enrollment is limited! To register, call Melissa at 503-566-4159.
These course offerings are a part of a not-for-profit AmeriCorps
See additional discussion course information @ http://www.nwei.org
Menu for the Future is a 7-session course exploring the connection
Monday, December 15, 2008
New research illustrates the health benefits of regular biking, walking or taking public transportation to work, school or shopping. Researchers found a link between "active transportation" and less obesity in 17 industrialized countries across Europe, North America and Australia.
"Countries with the highest levels of active transportation generally had the lowest obesity rates," authors David Bassett of the University of Tennessee and John Pucher of Rutgers University conclude.
Americans, with the highest rate of obesity, were the least likely to walk, cycle or take mass transit, according to the study in a recent issue of the Journal of Physical Activity and Health. The study relied on each country's own travel and health data.