by Minh Wendt & Jessica E. Todd
Paperback, 29 pages, 2011, $20.00
One factor that may be important in explaining rising childhood obesity is food prices. This report explores the effect of food prices on children’s Body Mass Index (BMI) using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K) and the Quarterly Food-at-Home Price Database.
On average, higher prices for soda, 100 percent juices, starchy vegetables, and sweet snacks are associated with lower BMIs among children. In addition, lower prices for dark green vegetables and lowfat milk are associated with reduced BMI. The effect of subsidizing healthy food may be just as large as raising prices of less healthy foods. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand edition of an important, hard-to-find report.
by Davi D’Agostino, Greg Wilshusen
Paperback, 79 pages, 2011, $25.00
The DoD is in the midst of a global cyberspace crisis as foreign nation states and other actors, such as hackers, criminals, terrorists, and activists exploit DoD and other U.S. government computer networks to further a variety of national, ideological, and personal objectives.
This report identifies: (1) how DoD is organized to address cybersecurity threats; and assesses the extent to which DoD has: (2) developed joint doctrine that addresses cyberspace oeprations; (3) assigned command and control responsibilities; and (4) identified and taken actions to mitigate any key capability gaps involving cyberspace operations.
It is an unclassified version of a previously issued classified report. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.
by Charles Michael Johnson, Jr.
Paperback, 48 pages, 2011, $20.00
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Department of Defense (DoD) award direct assistance to Afghanistan, using bilateral agreements and multilateral trust funds that provide funds through the Afghan national budget.
This report assessed: (1) the extent to which the U.S., through USAID and DoD, has increased direct assistance; (2) USAID and DoD steps to ensure accountability for bilateral direct assistance; and (3) USAID and DoD steps to ensure accountability for direct assistance via multilateral trust funds for Afghanistan.
The report reviewed USAID, DoD, and multilateral documents and met with U.S. officials in Wash., D.C., and Afghanistan. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.
by Jessica E. Todd, Ephraim Leibtag, Corttney Penber
Paperback, 40 pages, 2011, $20.00
Although healthy foods can be affordable, if less healthy foods are cheaper, individuals may have an economic incentive to consume a less healthful diet. Using the Quarterly Food-at-Home Price Database, the authors explore whether a select set of healthy foods (whole grains, dark green vegetables, orange vegetables, whole fruit, skim and 1% milk, fruit juice, and bottled water) are more expensive than less healthy alternatives.
They find that not all healthy foods are more expensive than less healthy alternatives. They also find considerable geographic variation in the relative price of healthy foods. This price variation may contribute to geographic variation in diet and health outcomes. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.
Organized Retail Crime (ORC): Private Sector and Law Enforcement Collaborate to Deter and Investigate Theft
by Eileen R. Larence
Paperback, 49 pages, 2011, $20.00
Each year organized groups of professional shoplifters steal or fraudulently obtain billions of dollars in merchandise to resell in an activity known as ORC. These stolen goods can also be sold on online marketplaces, a practice known as “e-fencing.” This report assessed ORC and e-fencing.
It addresses: (1) types of efforts that select retailers, state and local law enforcement, and federal agencies are undertaking to combat ORC; (2) the extent to which tools or mechanisms exist to facilitate collaboration and info. sharing among these ORC stakeholders; and (3) steps that online marketplaces have taken to combat ORC and e-fencing, and additional actions retailers and law enforcement think may enhance these efforts. Illus. This is a print on demand report.
Weekly Book Special: August 2nd-8th
Today is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day. Celebrate with this week’s book special:
Ice Cream!: Delicious Ice Creams for all Occasions
by Pippa Cuthbert and Lindsay Cameron Wilson
Ring Binding, 176 pages, ISBN: 1561484776
List Price: $20.00, OUR PRICE: $1.95
This book is all about indulgence, ingredients and ideas, but most of all it’s about exciting flavors. Written by experienced food writers who always have a tub of homemade ice cream in their freezer, the book lets you in on a secret — making homemade ice cream is easy!
The authors show how you can use an inspired range of luxurious ingredients to create classic favorites and new flavor combinations. There are over 80 ice cream recipes for all occasions — from dinner parties to children’s parties, afternoons in the garden to rainy days under the quilt. Full-color photos.
Our favorite recipe is for Peanut Butter Chocolate Dip (click to enlarge):
“This cheery little cookbook celebrates the innumerable pleasures of ice cream, from simple Milk Chocolate and fresh-tasting Strawberry to elaborate Raspberry and Kaffir Lime Leaf Sorbet,” writes Publishers Weekly. “The authors provide a glossary of ice cream terminology and a useful guide to toasting nuts, caramelizing condensed milk and performing all the other steps necessary to churn up homemade ice creams, gelatos, yogurts and sorbets.”
This book is discounted only through August 8th. Purchase it for $1.95 (list price $20.00):
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by Jill Khadduri and Dennis Culhane
Paperback, 195 pages, 2011, $35.00
The AHAR provides the results of local counts of people homeless on a single night in January, as well as estimates of the number, characteristics, and service patterns of all people who used residential programs for homeless people during the 2010 federal Fiscal Year (Oct. 2009-Sept. 2010).
Also, for the first time, this year’s AHAR includes info. about the use of permanent supportive housing programs and the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program.
This is the first report to provide national estimates on the use of the full continuum of homeless assistance programs — from homelessness prevention to homeless residential services to permanent supportive housing. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.