• On days American youth ate it in 2009-2010, pizza made up about a quarter of their total caloric intake, report Lisa Powell and colleagues, who advise this food be made more nutritious.

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funds UIC to engage communities in research to identify which environmental and policy changes best promote the health of Illinois residents.

  • Toys with meals, indoor play areas, and ads with cartoon or movie characters — marketing strategies aimed at children — are disproportionately found on the site of fast food restaurants in rural, majority black and middle-income communities, finds a new Bridging the Gap study.

  • The marketing, sale and use of electronic cigarettes, and the potential effect of these products on youth smoking rates — IHRP researchers have published many papers on these topics in the past few months to inform policymakers, especially in regard to U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposal to deem e-cigarettes as tobacco products.