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WHERE’S THE PORK? – AN OVERSIGHT REPORT BY OPENTHEBOOKS.COM

PART 1

MICRO ANALYSIS

VIDEO GAMES TO FIGHT OBESITY AND DIABETES – $537,250 AL GREEN | TEXAS-9 | DEMOCRAT

This $537,250 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the Baylor College of Medicine funded the development of video games for diabetes and obesity prevention. These games, Escape from Diab and Nanoswarm: Invasion from Inner Space, are designed to encourage players to increase their intake of fruits, vegetables, and water while lowering the amount of sedentary time and increasing healthy activity. The study involved 36 adolescents ages of 13 to 17. Then, researchers tested and documented the teenagers’ results.

CIGAR TASTE TEST – $114,375

ROBERT SCOTT | VIRGINIA-3 | DEMOCRAT With $114,375 in funding from HHS, Virginia Commonwealth University researched the impact of various cigar flavors on abuse liability and addictiveness among young adults. The study involved 25 adults who smoked five flavored cigars – plain, original black and mild, apple, cream, and wine-flavored – then gauged whether the taste influenced their likelihood to begin smoking.

SEX ED FOR PROSTITUTES IN CALIFORNIA – $1,486,376 BARBARA LEE | CALIFORNIA-13 | DEMOCRAT

The California Prostitutes Education Project received $1.49 million from HHS in fiscal year 2016. The project describes itself as a “youth-centered initiative” that “works with street prostitutes” to teach “safer sex and needle use” in a way that’s respectful of their clients’ “lifestyle and choices,” despite the fact that prostitution is illegal in California and 48 other U.S. states.

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OpenTheBooks - Where's the Pork?  

This report maps and provides macro and micro analysis to the $583 billion in fiscal year 2016 federal grants. Additionally, it details 50 c...

OpenTheBooks - Where's the Pork?  

This report maps and provides macro and micro analysis to the $583 billion in fiscal year 2016 federal grants. Additionally, it details 50 c...