A new book examines how federal government policies made it easier for minorities to open fast-food franchises than grocery stores.
A recent study finds laws preventing the sale of unhealthy snacks and beverages in schools is correlated with reduced weight gain in students.
Researcher Terry Spradlin discusses implications of childhood obesity trends and gives suggestions to parents and educators for how to encourage healthy living.
From food recalls to the great GMO debate to Michelle Obama's shifting focus, 2011 was a busy year for food news.
One study claims that we eat nearly 600 more calories per day than people did in the mid 1970s. But, the obesity epidemic is more complicated than that.
Two studies come to conflicting conclusions about the social changes needed to reverse the obesity epidemic.
This comprehensive study shows that many factors affect the obesity crisis, notably restrictions individuals face in their access to exercise and healthy food.
In Kentucky, there soon may be a new way to pay for your KFC Double Down: food stamps.
A proposed California tax of one penny per one ounce of a sweetened drink could raise $1.7 billion for the state's education and anti-obesity programs.
Some parents are angered by one Chicago school's attempt to promote healthful eating.
As Let's Move! celebrates its first year, we look at its past progress and its goals for the future.
A new study shows that other mammals are experiencing an obesity epidemic alongside humans.
Move over, tater tots. The USDA released its new set of guidelines for school meals, and overall it favors whole foods.
The White House has signed an agreement with food and beverage industry leaders to cut 1 trillion calories from the American diet by 2012.
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
Earlier today First Lady Michelle Obama and the Childhood Obesity Task Force unveiled a new action plan to address America's childhood obesity epidemic.
A new study found that the term "junk food junkie" is really quite accurate - junk food cravings are similar to a drug addict's craving for their next "fix"
The sticky set of issues behind the failure of President Obama's proposed penny-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages turns out to be anything but sweet.