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Posts tagged childhood obesity

June 25, 2010

School Food 

Tom Colicchio

Bravo’s Top Chef Tries Hand At School Lunch

Celebrity chefs taking on the challenges of school lunch is becoming a bona fide trend!

June 4, 2010

School Food 

a group of chefs in white coats on the white house lawn

Chefs Move To Bring Healthier Food To Schools

Hundreds of chefs gathered on the White House lawn today to launch "Chefs Move to Schools" an adopt-a-school program pairing chefs with local schools.

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.

May 16, 2010

Food Revolution 

food revolution kitchen

Food Revolution: Should There Be A Second Season?

Earth Eats contributor Cory Barker looks back at the first season and asks whether or not Jamie Oliver's "Food Revolution" should return for a second season

May 11, 2010

Childhood Obesity 

Michelle Obama hula hooping

White House Task Force Outlines Plan To Deal With Childhood Obesity

Earlier today First Lady Michelle Obama and the Childhood Obesity Task Force unveiled a new action plan to address America's childhood obesity epidemic.

April 17, 2010

School Lunch 

bagel dog, tater tots, fruit cup and cookie on a school lunch tray

Interview: Anonymous Teacher “Mrs. Q” Is Fed Up With School Lunch

"Mrs. Q" is an anonymous elementary school teacher in the Midwest who has resolved to eat school lunches every day in 2010 and document her experience.

April 1, 2010

Marketing To Children 

Ronald McDonald with little girl

After 50 Years, A Campaign To Retire Ronald McDonald

The battle to fight childhood obesity in the U.S. has raised questions about Ronald McDonald's role as a marketing tactic intended to target young children.

March 24, 2010

School Lunch Reform 

a school lunch

Senate Agriculture Committee Moves To Improve School Lunches

The Senate Agriculture Committee approved Senator Blanche Lincoln's Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act today, endorsing a plan to improve school lunch programs

March 17, 2010

Childhood Obesity 

grocery store aisle

Michelle Obama Asks US Grocers To Join Her In Fighting Obesity

Michelle Obama spoke with U.S. grocers yesterday, calling for industry-wide improvements to help parents and kids make healthier food decisions.

March 8, 2010

Healthy Snacking 

an apple and a bunch of fresh cherries

Got Snacks? Steps To Healthier Snacking For Your Kids

Recent news on childhood obesity is not good and snacking plays an important role. Learn what you can do to provide healthier snacking options for your kids.

February 12, 2010

Healthy Lifestyle Choices 

old television set

Connections Between Commercial Television And Childhood Obesity

A new study finds that the consumption of commercial television by children may be a contributing factor to childhood obesity.

February 11, 2010

Childhood Obesity 

Michelle Obama applauds children involved in her "Let's Move" campaign.

Michelle Obama: “Let’s Move” On Healthier Lifestyles For American Kids

On Tuesday, Michelle Obama launched her "Let's Move" campaign which aims to combat the child obesity epidemic that plagues our country.

February 11, 2010

Food Theaters 

Jamie Oliver in the kitchen

Naked Chef Jamie Oliver Wins 2010 TED Prize

Jamie Oliver won the 2010 TED Prize for his wish to travel around the country and teach kids the fundamentals of cooking fun, tasty, healthy food.

September 24, 2009

Childhood Obesity 

A child's hand holding a peach

Avoiding Childhood Obesity Must Become A Family Affair

Teaching children the importance of eating healthy can provide them with great habits as they mature.

July 14, 2009

Childhood Obesity 

A bowl of yogurt and fruit.

Obesity Epidemic: Kids Eating More Yogurt, Less French Fries

Great news? Studies find that child obesity rates are stabilizing and kids are making healthier food choices.

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