Michael Jacobson led the fight against "junk food" for four decades. He's now stepping down as president of the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
This week, we meet vendors and customers whose lives have been changed by this small but bustling southern Indiana market.
Mallory Rickbeil says incentivizing SNAP users to shop for vegetables at the Linton Farmers' Market has enticed more farmers to become vendors.
Millions of people in Yemen and sub-Saharan Africa are facing food shortages and severe malnutrition. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Justin Forsyth of UNICEF.
The orange vegetable helps us see — but that's different from improving our vision. That said, carrots are part of a diet designed for eye health.
In the 1900s, nutritionists and dairy producers helped convince Americans that cow's milk was nature's perfect food. But the science and tastes have changed.
The former first lady got fired up talking about the issues she championed during her eight years in the White House.
Historically, prevalence of obesity in Mexico was associated with higher socioeconomic status. A new study shows that's changing, and impacting teen girls.
The U.K. and Canada released reports last month detailing efforts to reduce sugar consumption in their respective countries, with two different approaches.
When infants and young kids grow up in homes without enough to eat, they're more likely to perform poorly in kindergarten, a study shows.
Meals on Wheels America has seen a surge in donations from worried supporters since President Trump's budget proposal was released.
Getting kids to eat veggies through subterfuge sets the bar too low, researchers say. Your child must actually learn to like veggies, weird textures and all.
New research finds eating soy milk, edamame and tofu does not have harmful effects for women with breast cancer, as some have worried.
Concerns about mercury contamination have led many pregnant women to under-consume seafood. So the FDA issued a new chart explaining what to eat, what to avoid.
Treating people through nutrition is not a new idea, but it's making inroads as more medical professionals make meals a formal part of care.
When Cheryl Johnson visits school cafeterias, she sees kids eating more fruits and vegetables, but the amount of food thrown away has not increased.
Despite assumptions that food allergies are becoming more common, experts say they just don't know. Symptoms can be misinterpreted and diagnosis isn't easy.
In the great household debate about refrigerating tomatoes, there's new scientific evidence on the no-fridge side, but some taste testers are not convinced.
Berlin has become a vegan mecca, but now Germany's nutritionists warn that a vegan diet can't provide all a body needs.
Many kids rely on school for food their families can't afford. Two reports suggest one group is falling through the cracks: teens.