Give peas a chance! Help us beet hunger year round

With New Years’ resolution season looming, you might be thinking of ways to be healthier in 2017. This year, we’d like to ask you to take it one step further: make a resolution to help others be healthier too. Public Health is partnering with the emergency food system to bring healthier foods to food banks, […]

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Quittin’ kittens: where are they now?

This year, 10 kittens made headlines by making 2016 their year to quit tobacco, and one question has been keeping us up at night: where are they now? In honor of the Great American Smokeout, Public Health Insider caught up with the quittin’ kittens to find out.

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Growing produce and community at Elk Run Farm

Food banks in South King County serve 30,000 families a month, but fresh produce can be hard to come by. Our partner Elk Run Farm is changing that, and growing community in Maple Valley in the process.

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Live from Rainier Beach: What’s in a Good Food Bag?

From the program’s name, you can probably deduce that a Good Food Bag contains food. But here at Public Health Insider, we don’t settle for the easy answers. What else is behind Seattle Tilth’s innovative program to deliver half price, local produce to King County families with limited financial resources? Our intrepid investigator Kate Ortiz […]

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Award-winning research links health risk to poor grades

1 in 5 King County teens is at risk of failing in school, and new research from Public Health revealed that the risk of academic failure was linked to students’ health. The data come from the 2012 and 2014 Washington State Healthy Youth Surveys. Health and academic risk Researchers looked at the relationship between academic […]

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You otter know (about asthma)

Asthma impacts nine percent of adults, five percent of kids, and one sea otter in King County. Yes, a sea otter. Last fall, Mishka, a one-year-old sea otter at the Seattle Aquarium was diagnosed with asthma. Don’t know much about asthma? Public Health Insider teamed up with Mishka and her friends at the Seattle Aquarium to kelp you […]

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