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  • Months before gunshots are heard in a neighborhood, residents often spot signs of trouble. David Henry and colleagues are testing new ways of using community members' observations to identify when and where to intervene with violence prevention.

  • Most public schools met a federal requirement in 2011-2012 to provide free drinking water to their students at lunchtime, found Lindsey Turner and Bridging the Gap colleagues. Students in some schools reported concerns about water quality and the cleanliness of drinking fountains, however.

  • Counter to concerns raised by the beverage industry, if soda taxes were implemented, overall employment would rise slightly, according to an economic model of the effects in Illinois and California by Lisa Powell and colleagues.

  • More than 84 percent of food and beverage ads seen by children, ages 2 to 11, on all TV programming were for products high in fat, sugar or salt, found Lisa Powell and colleagues. During children’s shows, the nutritional content of advertised products was worse.