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June 9, 2011

Hot Potato 

box of white potatoes

New Guidelines Might Cut Spuds From School Lunches

In addition to white potatoes, starch-heavy corn and peas are also in danger of being cut in favor of leafy greens and orange vegetables.

May 25, 2011

Fast Food Nation 

Ronald McDonald Sitting On A Bench

Send In The Clown: Should Ronald McDonald Retire?

A group of health professionals is pressuring McDonald's to stop marketing towards children by using their iconic clown.

May 23, 2011

School Lunch 

Baby Being Video Taped

Camera Tracks School Children’s Calories

Five San Antonio elementary schools have unveiled new "calorie cams" to see how many calories their children are consuming.

March 21, 2011

Soda News 


Petroleum-Free Bottles And Big Donations: Soda’s PR Battles

Soda has been targeted by public health advocates as a leading contributor to the obesity epidemic. See the ways the industry is trying to change its image.

February 13, 2011

The Breakfast Debate 


Not Eating Breakfast May Be Good For Your Weight

To dieters who thought eating a big breakfast in the morning would stop you from eating later on, a new study says you're wrong.

February 11, 2011

Fast Food 


Posted Calorie Counts Make Little Difference, New Study Finds

Posting calorie counts apparently doesn't discourage folks from buying the especially unhealthy options at fast food restaurants.

January 25, 2011

Our Animals 

Fat Cat

What Overweight Pets Tell Us About The Obesity Epidemic

A new study shows that other mammals are experiencing an obesity epidemic alongside humans.

November 12, 2010

Fast Food 

french fries and hamburger

Healthy Options On Fast Food Menus Go Overlooked

Fast food restaurants were put on notice this week. A study out of Yale analyzes marketing campaigns as related to kids and those "better-for-you" menu items.

May 20, 2010

Food Policy 

Michelle Obama hula-hoops with school children

Food Manufacturers To Trim A Trillion Calories From American Diet

The White House has signed an agreement with food and beverage industry leaders to cut 1 trillion calories from the American diet by 2012.

March 24, 2010

Health Care Reform 

restaurant menu sign

Health Care Bill Calls Out Chain Restaurants, Vending Machines

The health care overhaul was signed into law by President Obama on Tuesday, including a provision directed toward chain restaurants.

December 7, 2009

Nutritional Facts 


Movie Popcorn: More Fattening Than Three Quarter Pounders!?

A new study reveals that popcorn is possibly the worst snack movies goers can consume when hitting up the theaters.

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