In adolescence, the brain goes through an intense period of construction, a period of “heightened neuroplasticity” when changes in neural wiring are easier to make. This sensitivity makes youth substance use particularly risky.
This research was developed for advocates who seek to improve the programs and policies important to child health and wellness that are included in the federal Child Nutrition and WIC Act.
Social, physical, political and economic environments – which vary widely from town to town and even from neighborhood to neighborhood – have a strong effect on the health not only of individuals, but of entire communities, and the country as a whole.
This research was designed to explain the public conversation Americans are inclined to have about food, and the perceptual barriers that get in the way of their understanding of the larger food...