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"Food pantry offers healthy living for those on low income"  South County Journal  July 10, 2007. [VIEW ONLINE ]

"Walk With Metrolink "  Webster-Kirkwood Times  April 2007. [ VIEW ONLINE ]  South County Times  April. 2007. [VIEW ONLINE]

"Program touts walking among older people"  St. Louis Post-Dispatch  April 28, 2008. [VIEW ONLINE]

"'Selling' Exercise"  Advance for Physical Therapists and PT Assistants  Mar. 26, 2007. [VIEW ONLINE]

"America ’s Best Cities for the Outdoors"  Forbes  May 12, 2008. [VIEW ONLINE]

"Report calls for 'activity-friendly' communities"  REUTERS  Novemver 2006. [VIEW ONLINE ]



Transtria supports National Public Health Week Efforts St. Louis, MO, October 16, 2008: On Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, several children living in the InterCommunity Housing Complexes will be receiving a gift from National Public Health Week.  BicycleWorks, Helmets First, St. Louis Bicycle Federation, TrailNet and Saint Louis University faculty and students donated gently used and refurbished bikes for the children.  Before receiving their bike, a bicycle safety and maintenance demonstration will be given to the children. This is just one of the many activities taking place as a part of National Public Health Week, April 7th-13th 2008.  This year’s campaign focuses on childhood obesity prevention, asthma education and the environment protection. [FIND OUT MORE]

Only 11% of local food pantry’s donations are considered healthy  -  St. Louis, MO, November 19, 2007: Lower income families tend to have higher rates of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and other health conditions related to poor nutrition. In addition, these families often have limited access to inexpensive, fresh, and nutritious foods. This can lead to the purchase and consumption of foods high in fat, sugar, and sodium. Food pantries are often an important source of food for lower income individuals. [FIND OUT MORE]

Citizens for Modern Transit Targets Workday Commuters with its highly-successful Ten Toe Express Program – St. Louis, MO, August 2007: With over 4500 participants, Citizens for Modern Transit’s (CMT) Ten Toe Express Program has proven its popularity. Now, the program is seeking to further its reach among St. Louis’ employee commuter population through a fall promotion. Area workday commuters who register online for the Ten Toe Express Program at www.cmt-stl.org between now and September 10 can bring their registration confirmation form to CMT’s Commuter Kick-off Event to receive a FREE Ten Toe Express Walking Kit. This event, filled with freebies and fun, will be held simultaneously at the Shrewsbury, North Hanley and Central West End MetroLink Stations from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 11. [FIND OUT MORE]

Local Food Pantry Works to Reduce Obesity  - St. Louis, MO, April 2007: On a Thursday afternoon, several people stand around a table chopping bell peppers and crushing garlic cloves while an instructor discusses how to meet the daily recommendations for fruit and vegetable servings.  Last December, Feed My People, one of the largest food pantries in St. Louis, received a grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health’s “Healthy and Active Communities” initiative to develop a healthy eating and physical activity program for the lower income populations they serve. [FIND OUT MORE]

Intervention MICA: An Evidence-Based Intervention Planning System for Missouri  -  How can you improve the health of your community? The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has contracted Transtria L.L.C. to develop an interactive, evidence-based public health intervention planning system named “Intervention MICA” (Missouri Information for Community Action).  This is the third in a series of MICA systems (succeeding Assessment MICA and Priorities MICA). Funding from the Missouri Foundation for Health will support project development for three years, with a total of eight intervention topics to be developed, such as diabetes, physical activity, nutrition, asthma and tobacco. [FIND OUT MORE]

Fresh on the Market: Transtria L.LC, Public Health Research and Consulting Services – Transtria L.L.C, a woman-owned enterprise, was created under the leadership of Dr. Laura Brennan Ramirez to sustain the quality services provided by partners and staff of Inneval, LLC (recently dissolved through mutual consent of its founders). All of the full- and part-time staff have accepted positions at Transtria L.L.C during the transition, and as a result, the project teams and services have remained intact. [ FIND OUT MORE ]