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Nevada Prevention Resource Center

UPDATE Providing weekly updates for Professionals, Counselors, Educators, Parents and Activists

Volume:

10

10 March 2014

Issue: 10

Rising Prices of Fresh Produce Linked to Child Obesity Higher prices for fresh produce increase the risk of obesity for children in low- and middle- income families. Between 1997 and 2003, fruits and vegetables rose 17 percent in price, acoording to a study performed by American University, School of Public Affairs. When the costs of fresh fruits and vegetable rise, families will often sacrafice them for cheaper foods that have less health benefits as well as more

calories. Children in area that had more expensive fresh produce were more likely to have have a higher Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI is measured off of the height and weight of a person. With children having less access to fresh fruits and vegetables, they can become overweight, starting them on a less healthy track for life. Childhood obsisty has been linked to a higher risk for strokes as well.

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What Do I Need to Know About Problem Gambling? In 48 of the 50 states, some form of gambling is legal. While this may be a fun pastime for some, it is a serious addiction for others. As with any addiction, it can cause problems for the individual as well as the indivdual’s family, friends or even employers. Depression and mental health concerns are some of the highest risks for problem gamblers, as well as the hisgest rate of suicide

out of any addictive disorder. Once just a week to coincide with March Madness, one of the most heavily bet upon events in the world, now the campaign takes places during the entire month of March. For more information, please visit http://www.npgam.org/

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2379 A Participant’s Guide to Mental Health Clinical Reasearch 2378 Depression In Women 2376 Social Phobia: Always Embarrassed 2372 A Practitionor’s Resource Guide: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children 2371 The Distracted Brain

One Year In, Have Casinos Increased Problem Gambling? High-Protein Diets in Middle Age Might Shorten Life Span Out with the Pyramid, In With The Plate

This publication was supported in whole or in part by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency (SAPTA) through State General Funds and/or the SAPT Block Grant for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. DHHS, SAMHSA, or the State of Nevada.


Training and Webinars Revenue Cycle Management Metrics and the Health of Your Organization 3/12

Impacting Kids Who Have Experienced Toxic Stress 3/12

Understanding the New ASAM Criteria 3/19

The Girl in the Mirror: Behavioral Health of Adolescent Girls 3/13

8th Annual Nevada State Conference on Problem Gambling 4/10-4/11

Healthy Kids = Smart Kids: What You Can Do 3/19

Just for Kids: Healthcare Heroes - Spring Break Camp 4/7-4/11

What Makes Super Foods So Superior? A recent fad, superfoods have been everywhere from news reports to ads, claiming anything from from slowing aging to helping with weight loss. However it can be difficult to know exactly what to eat because there is no exact list of super foods. Some of the most common ones are salmon, turkey, nuts such as peanuts or pistachios, blueberries, kale, dark chocolate and red wine. This is by no means comphrehensive but all are excellent for your health. The term “super” is a marketing term meaning most nutrition experts prefer not to use it. There is a strong push for more people to include foods

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like whole grains, fresh fruits and veggies, as well as fatty fishes and more dairy in their day to day life. Just one won’t do the job; the term super food is misleading since overconsumption of one type of food can keep one from geting the proper nutrients for their body. As with everything, moderation is key.

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NPRC Update March-10-2014