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Arizona Spotlight for June 26, 2015

Eating "Unprocesssed" for a full year; National Independents Week stresses importance of buying local; Chris Dashiell reviews "Desert Bloom" from 1986; and foibles of would-be Arizona outlaws Cyclone Bill & Climax Jim.

Navajo Nation 'Junk Food' Tax Clashes with Economics

Half of population living in poverty; for them, snack foods are cheaper than fresh, healthy products.

Some of the lush vegetation growing at Ramona Farms

New Safety Methods Sprout in Fields After E.coli Outbreak

California spinach problem in 2006 led to measures now in effect there and in Southern Arizona.

A Mediterranean diet consists mostly of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, fish, olive oil and red wine.

Here's a Diet That Can Reduce Cancer, Prevent Obesity, Diabetes

UA nutritionists co-host events to share research on benefits of Mediterranean-style eating pattern.

Dan Taylor and John Woolf discuss the importance of foreign healing systems.

Fusion Medicine

Dan Taylor and John Woolf's training and treatments may look very different, but both men have traveled extensively to perfect their work.

We sit down with Nicole Avena, Ph.D. from the New York Obesity Research Center, to talk about sugar and what it does to our bodies.

Dangers of a Sweet Tooth

Sugar is seemingly everywhere and, research shows, it can be addictive; author discusses why, talks new book "Why Diets Fail."

Report: AZ Worse Than Natl Average for 'Food Insecurity'

A new study by the nonprofit Feeding America says 1 in 5 Arizonans are affected by hunger; more alarming 1 in 4 children are struggling to eat.

UPDATED: Navajo Council Resurrection of Junk Food Tax Bill Fails

Earlier this year, the Navajo Nation Council approved an additional 2 percent sales tax on snacks high in fat, salt and sugar but tribal president vetoed measure.

Navajo Nation Council Passes Junk Food Tax

Healthy Diné Nation Act will add a 2 percent tax to sweetened beverages and salty, fatty foods with low nutrient value.

Researchers Use Social Media to Study Nutrition Patterns

Survey participants used Twitter to document everything they ate and drank, and why, for 3 days.

Residents in Ajo are making an effort to increase the amount of healthy foods in their community and encourage more exercise by getting people to participate in gardening projects throughout the town.

Ajo: From 'Food Desert' to 'Food Oasis' through Gardening

Healthy lifestyles, local sourcing goals of regional partnership for former mining community.

Doctors, Patients Turn to Food as Medicine

Research reveals that diet can do more than please the palate--it can heal the body too.

Doctors, Patients Turn to Food as Medicine

Research reveals that diet can do more than please the palate--it can heal the body too.

3000 Club Rescues, Redistributes Produce

"Market on the Move" project provides fresh produce for the community

Simple Steps Help Holiday Eaters Battle the Bulge

Exercise and proper nutrition are vital, dietitian says

Going Gluten Free? Try Mesquite

Desert Harvesters teaches Tucsonans new way to eat local

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