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Just when we thought that national coverage of our region could not get any worse this week, here could be a light at the end of the bad PR tunnel.
Science Daily posted an article saying:
Deanna Hoelscher, Ph.D., director of the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living, examined regional changes of child obesity from 2000-2002 to 2004-2005, after the implementation of several statewide policies and programs in Texas. The study found a 13 percent decrease in the prevalence of obesity among El Paso 4th graders.
“Data from the El Paso region show us that obesity prevention efforts, when implemented on a broad scale, can be successful,” said Hoelscher, professor at the UT School of Public Health. This is one of the first reports of a population-wide decrease in child obesity prevalence levels in 4th grade children in the El Paso region of Texas. Research results from the SPAN (Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition) study are published in the October issue of Obesity.
If you’re going to be in Chicago within the next few days, you might here rumblings about the new film Backyard (El Traspatio), which played last night at the Chicago International Film Festival. Starring Jimmy Smits, the film among recent films (including Bordertown starring Jennifer Lopez) based on the femicides in Juarez.
See a cool thunderstorm on its way? Send us your thunderstorm pics so we can post them (and your name) on this blog.
Ever hear that old joke about reading Playboy for the articles? Here is an instance in which that might be a good idea.
Luis Alberto Urrea wrote an article titled “A Weird Calm at the Edge of the Abyss”, which is featured in this month’s issue. It includes quotes from Susie Byrd and Veronica Escobar and details an excursion to Chico’s Tacos.
DJ James Zabiela will be at Club 101 on November 1. Here is a clip of a previous show in El Paso:
We want some feedback from our readers on this one. El Paso was ranked dead last in the Daily Beast’s Best (and Worst) Places to Meet Men. Atlanta, Boston, Seattle, San Francisco, and Minneapolis-St. Paul were the top five.
The reasoning behind the ranking: