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September 16, 2011

Obesity Epidemic 

Two McDonalds Signs, a Burget King sign, and a sign for Premier West hotels rise out of a cluster of tall trees in an area that looks rural.

The Obesity Battle: Fast Food Vs. Supermarkets

Two studies come to conflicting conclusions about the social changes needed to reverse the obesity epidemic.

August 25, 2011

Food-Centric 

burger king

Eat Fresh… At Burger King?

Burger King announced Thursday it would introduce oatmeal and focus on presenting a "food-centric" campaign.

August 25, 2011

Fast Food 

KFC

KFC Stands For ‘Kenyan Fried Chicken’

Kenya opened its first American fast food restaurant this month -- KFC in Nairobi.

July 28, 2011

Big Box Stores 

grocery store

New Initiative Increases Funding For Grocery Stores

The Partnership for a Healthier America is working with several leading banks and national grocery retailers to increase stores in food deserts.

July 27, 2011

Fast Food Nation 

mcdonalds happy meal with soda, hamburger, fries

More Apples, Less Fries: New Look For McDonald’s Happy Meals

With a smaller portion of fries and apple slices automatically included, McDonald's is trying to make its Happy Meals healthy (relatively speaking).

July 22, 2011

Fast Food Nation 

Box Of Fast Food Toys

Fast Food Nation: One Mother’s Perspective

I initially applauded the decision by Jack in the Box to remove toys from kids meals, but when you peel back the layers you see that this is just a PR move.

July 18, 2011

Grocery Study 

supermarket

Grocery Stores Have Fat Chance Of Helping Fight Obesity

A new study has found that a nearby grocer doesn't mean better eating habits. Study finds customers are more likely to eat fast food.

July 7, 2011

Fast Food Nation 

jackinthebox

No More Toys For Jack In The Box Kids Meal

Customers of the hamburger chain will also be able to substitute French fries for apple slices in kids meals.

June 22, 2011

Fast Food Nation 

KFC Double Down

Food Stamps For Fast Food In Kentucky?

In Kentucky, there soon may be a new way to pay for your KFC Double Down: food stamps.

April 26, 2011

Fast Food Nation 

TAcobell

Update: Taco Bell Lawsuit Dropped

The questionable beef lawsuit was dropped, and the "Outside the Bun" company is seeking revenge.

April 12, 2011

Fast Food Ban 

kidshappymeal

The Big Apple Wants To Ban Toys In Fast Food Meals

Could banning toy giveaways reduce the allure of fast food restaurants for kids?

March 16, 2011

Fast Food Nation 

wendy's

The Rich Eating More Fast Food

According to a CNNMoney, more Americans in the upper tax bracket are eating fast food.

February 14, 2011

Mental Health 

burgernew

Feeling Depressed? Trans Fat Might Be The Reason

Unhealthy fats are believed to lead to biological changes in the body linked with both heart disease and depression.

January 26, 2011

Fast Food Lawsuit 

A Taco Bell

Lawsuit Filed Over Taco Bell’s Meat

Taco Bell's meat is under fire as an Alabama law firm claims Taco Bell's "beef" isn't really beef.

December 11, 2010

Fast Food 

mcdonald's happy meal toy

Wisconsin Council Votes To Keep Toys In Happy Meals

Last month, San Francisco voted to ban toys from being included in high-calorie fast food aimed at kids. But Superior, Wisconsin wants its Happy Meal as is.

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.

July 30, 2010

Processed Foods 

wendys bag and drinks in a car

Pay Attention! Processed Foods May Lead To ADHD, Study Shows

A new study published this week found an association between "Western-style" diets and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in teens.

June 7, 2010

Food Labelling 

A basket with a cheeseburger and french fries from Burgerville.

Fast Food Chain Prints Calorie Counts, Health Info On Receipts

Fast-food chain Burgerville has started printing health information on their restaurant receipts to help consumers make more informed food choices.

May 25, 2010

Farm Bill 

Cornfield

2012 Farm Bill Update, Hearing Held In South Dakota

Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee Collin Peterson (D - MN) convened another hearing last week in South Dakota to discuss the 2012 Farm Bill.

May 16, 2010

Book Club 

free for all book cover

Replay – Author Chat: Janet Poppendieck “Free For All”

On Thursday, June 3 author Janet Poppendieck joined us to discuss her new book "Free For All: Fixing School Food in America"

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