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September 23, 2014

 

A bag of groceries containing Cheetos, fried pork skins, cookies, cheddar and bacon crackers, bananas, oranges and lettuce.

Companies In Calorie-Cutting Pact Sell Less Junk Food

A new study has shown that a group of food companies cut trillions of calories, mostly from junk food, but questions remain about the pact’s overall effect.

October 22, 2013

Obesity Epidemic 

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Mexico’s Junk Food Tax Reminiscent Of NYC Soda Ban

Where New York City failed, Mexico seems to be succeeding in implementing a junk food tax in the hopes of curbing its obesity epidemic.

August 9, 2013

Frontal Cortex 

Sleepy subjects wanted junk food more than healthy snacks.

Why Do Sleepy Eaters Choose Junk Food?

New research from the UC Berkeley shows how sleep deprivation causes junk food cravings.

July 12, 2013

Snacks Are Back 

twinkies on the shelves

Twinkies Are Back, With An Extended Shelf Life

Running out of Twinkies after the post-bankruptcy run? No fear -- Twinkies will return to store shelves July 15.

July 3, 2013

Bad Influence? 

A television remote

Nickelodeon Won’t Quit Junk Food Advertising

Senators have called on the children's programming giant to quit advertising junk food to children. Nickelodeon has not relented.

March 26, 2013

Body And Mind 

Close-up of a cupcake with rainbow sprinkles

Bad Food Makes Bad Moods Worse, Study Finds

Got the blues? Unhealthy eating may only make things worse.

February 1, 2013

Sweet Resurrection 

A couple twinkies

Twinkies Set To Make A Comeback

Twinkies flew off the shelves after Hostess announced bankruptcy in November. However, the iconic snack cake is about to return to a store near you.

August 16, 2012

 

brown sprinkle donut

Nuts For Donuts

You’ll be wicked jelly of these locally-fried delights.

July 30, 2012

A Veritable Smorgasbord 

ferris wheel at night

State Fair Chow-Down

Fair concessionaires pour fryers-full of creativity into developing the greasiest and tastiest snacks imaginable. Here are some of our 2012 favorites.

June 5, 2012

Healthier Ads 

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Disney Nixes Junk Food Advertising

The Walt Disney Company has decided to stop carrying junk food ads aimed at children, making it the first company of its kind to do so.

May 18, 2012

Depends On How You Slice It 

Two side-by-side photos.  On the left, two carrots that grew wrapped around one another, as though they are hugging.  On the right, close-up of a hand holding a packaged twinkie.

How Much Does It Cost To Eat Healthy?

Is junk food really cheaper than healthy food? The USDA says it depends how you do the math.

January 10, 2012

Food Vs. Pills 

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Healthy Diets, Less Hyperactivity?

A new study has looked at children's diets as a means of treating ADHD. Can avoiding junk food really affect hyperactivity?

December 19, 2011

Not Buying It 

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L.A. Students Snub Healthy School Lunches

You can lead the students to healthy food, but you can't make them eat.

September 22, 2011

Junk Vs. Fruit 

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An Apple A Day? More Like A Twinkie

A new report, "Apples to Twinkies," finds that taxpayers are spending billions on junk food subsidies and only a fraction on fresh food subsidies.

September 6, 2011

Healthy Snacks 

vending machines in the dark

Hooray For Healthy Vending Machines

Down with candy bars, long live the carrot sticks! Healthy vending is being introduced as an alternative to the usual fat, sugar and salt-laden junk foods.

August 24, 2011

Soda Ban 

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Food Stamp Soda Ban Fizzles Out

The push to ban the use of food stamps for sodas has been defeated by the USDA.

July 4, 2011

Paper Or Plastic 

Reusable Shopping Bag

America’s First Packaging-Free Grocery Store Coming Soon

Americans throw away 1.4 billion pounds of trash every day, 40 percent of which is packaging that's only used once. One grocery store is hoping to change that.

April 7, 2011

Food Dependency 

A chocolate milkshake

Cravings For Junk Food Mirror Drug Addictions

This just in: junk food is addictive. But researchers claim our brains consider junk food as addictive as drugs.

March 29, 2011

Healthy Snacks 

Baby Carrots: Eat Them Like Junk Food

Baby Carrots Get A Trendy Make-Over

Move over, potato chips! If the manufacturers of baby carrots have their way, their product will be the new junk food.

February 26, 2011

Brain Food 

Kids Cereals

Is Bad Food Making Your Kids Dumb?

Will eating all that processed food end up lowering your toddler's IQ? A new study seems to think so.

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