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Recent Blog Entries: Healthy Eating

The Joy of Home Gardens

February 2, 2018 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Bangladesh, Healthy Eating, Nutrition Post a comment!

When I was young, I had a calendar with a picture of a terrace garden. Lack of space and knowledge used to keep me from creating a garden at home. But now that I know how to create an urban garden, I’m all set to turn that saved picture from that old calendar into reality.

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Who defines tasty?

December 7, 2017 By Debra Efroymson Healthy Eating, Nutrition Post a comment!

Where do our ideas about delicious food come from? How much are those ideas influenced by advertising? More importantly, how can we positively influence people’s attitudes towards healthy and unhealthy foods?

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Laughter and learning about nutrition for mothers and infants in Vietnam’s highlands

October 11, 2017 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Children, Health care, Healthy Eating, Maternal & child health, MNCH, Nutrition, Vietnam Post a comment!

These workshops provide local health workers an opportunity to enhance their understanding of nutritional needs for mothers and infants through fun and interactive activies, including the hands-on food demonstrations.

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(Un)Healthy canteen: My excuse for obesity

September 26, 2017 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Bangladesh, Dhaka, Education, Healthy Eating, NCDs, Nutrition Post a comment!

Being a university student with a hard-pressed schedule, he finds he has no time for anything but burgers, French fries and other processed foods.

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Does anyone actually eat this stuff?

July 17, 2017 By Debra Efroymson Healthy Eating, Livable Cities, NCDs, Nutrition Post a comment!

Tobacco, alcohol, junk food, sugary beverages—at least part of their appeal is how heavily they are pushed.

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Bidis or bananas?

June 19, 2017 By Debra Efroymson Advocacy, Bangladesh, Healthy Eating, Smoke-free, Tobacco control Post a comment!

Activists have to learn to argue the case for tobacco taxation, so that bananas will no longer be cheaper than bidis (hand-rolled cigarettes).

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Learning to eat right

May 24, 2017 By Debra Efroymson Bangladesh, Healthy Eating, Livable Cities, Nutrition Post a comment!

I’m working with interns at the Institute of Wellbeing to start developing guidelines for school and university canteens that will be better for both health and the environment.

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Getting creative: using games to deliver malnutrition messages

April 4, 2017 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Healthy Eating, Malnutrition, Nutrition, Vietnam Post a comment!

Participants buzzed as they discussed possible answers, laughed and cheered when they scored points and sighed when they didn’t. It was just like a TV game show!  

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Monsoon rain and traffic jams: thoughts on women’s access to health care in rural Vietnam

July 26, 2016 Written by a HealthBridge guest blogger Children, Health care, Healthy Eating, Maternal & child health, Nutrition, Vietnam Post a comment!

It got me thinking about how challenging it can be to access health services for those who live in a remote location, even without the added element of weather. 

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The Carfree Tree

July 15, 2016 By Debra Efroymson Cars, Cities, Cycling, Dhaka, Exercise, Healthy Eating, Livable Cities, Public Spaces, Public Transit, Urban Planning, Walking Post a comment!

Isn’t it just a tad wimpy to shrug and say, “Can’t be done”?

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