Musings and Updates

A little about our work, our mission, thoughts, and news.

Behaviors in Food Consumption

Common knowledge dictates that our diet, more specifically what and how much we eat, largely influences our physical and mental health. Since the beginning of the 21st century, Americans have been consuming more food and several hundred more calories per … Read More

Chronic Diseases and Health Behaviors

Chronic diseases and their major risk factors place huge economic demands on individuals as well as our nation. According to the Milken Institute, each year millions of people are diagnosed with chronic disease, costing the economy more than $1 trillion annually … Read More

A Moment of Reflection

We want to start off by taking a moment to reflect on current affairs by sharing an excerpt from a speech given by Robert Kennedy at Kansas University in 1968.   Even if we act to erase material poverty, there is … Read More

With from the Bay

Hello and welcome to the emPower blog – a place where our team’s thoughts regarding the world’s most pressing issues leap from the deepest corners of our minds to frolic in the warm, basking glow of the sun screen. Join us as … Read More