The latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans, released in January, recommend limiting sodium intake to 2,300 milligrams (about 1 teaspoon) per day.
A court battle over salty food warnings is heating up in New York and could set the tone for other food label initiatives across the country.
It is now illegal for Seattle residents to throw food waste into garbage bins. Penalties will start in July.
But another California city, San Francisco, saw its proposed law to tax sugary beverages go down in defeat.
New York's highest court decided on Thursday that the city's health department could not impose a cap on the size of sugary drinks.
Looking for a way to cut waste — and cut costs — schools are turning to composting cafeteria leftovers.
Celebrate a flawless fall day with an afternoon of leaf-crunching sweetened with spice-filled treats
Where New York City failed, Mexico seems to be succeeding in implementing a junk food tax in the hopes of curbing its obesity epidemic.
Welcome summer with these refreshing salad rolls -- perfect for potlucks and cookouts!
New York City throws 1.2 million tons of food waste into landfills every year. Mayor Bloomberg hopes the city's new composting program will change that.
Sugary beverage consumption has gone down over the past decade, especially by children.
New York City's fast food workers' strike is the latest attempt by food workers to make consumers recognize the complex costs of eating on the cheap.
The 2010 health care law requires chain prepared food sellers to post calorie counts on their menus, but implementation isn't going to be easy.
New York City's big soda ban was set to start today, until an eleventh-hour decision by the New York State Supreme Court put a stop to Mayor Bloomberg's plan.
Hosting a dinner party? Prepare homemade dough and a few sauces ahead of time, and invite guests to bring their favorite toppings!
For the first time in thirty years, studies are showing declines in childhood obesity rates.
Following in the footsteps of Wal-Mart employees who struck on Black Friday, fast food workers in New York City staged a walkout early Thursday morning.
Not everyone is swallowing New York City's big soda ban.
New York City is often a trailblazer in the fight against obesity, first with banning trans fats and then with calorie counts on menus. Now, it's big soda.
Four years after New York City's widely publicized prohibition, citizens are eating less trans fats.