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August 15, 2012

 

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Strict School Snack Laws Linked to Healthier Weight in Kids

A recent study finds laws preventing the sale of unhealthy snacks and beverages in schools is correlated with reduced weight gain in students.

July 7, 2012

Weighty Matters 

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Healthy Eating At Home, School Can Help Reduce Obesity Rates

Researcher Terry Spradlin discusses implications of childhood obesity trends and gives suggestions to parents and educators for how to encourage healthy living.

December 20, 2011

Year In Review 

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2011 In Food News

From food recalls to the great GMO debate to Michelle Obama's shifting focus, 2011 was a busy year for food news.

October 12, 2011

Get Up, Get Active 

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The Obesity Epidemic Is Caused By Overeating, Right?

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.

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.

July 19, 2011

Obesity Epidemic 

Man In A Hospital Mask

F As In Fat: What Americans Can Do To Be Healthier

This comprehensive study shows that many factors affect the obesity crisis, notably restrictions individuals face in their access to exercise and healthy food.

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.

May 9, 2011

Sugary Beverages 

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Soda Tax Could Be Added To Your Tab

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.

April 21, 2011

School Food 

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At This School, Lunch Is Mandatory

Some parents are angered by one Chicago school's attempt to promote healthful eating.

February 15, 2011

Let's Move! 

Let's Move!

Let’s Move! Celebrates One Year, Turns To Restaurants

As Let's Move! celebrates its first year, we look at its past progress and its goals for the future.

January 25, 2011

Our Animals 

Fat Cat

What Overweight Pets Tell Us About The Obesity Epidemic

A new study shows that other mammals are experiencing an obesity epidemic alongside humans.

January 16, 2011

School Lunch Reform 

Jicama

USDA Releases New Nutrition Plans For School Meals

Move over, tater tots. The USDA released its new set of guidelines for school meals, and overall it favors whole foods.

May 20, 2010

Food Policy 

Michelle Obama hula-hoops with school children

Food Manufacturers To Trim A Trillion Calories From American Diet

The White House has signed an agreement with food and beverage industry leaders to cut 1 trillion calories from the American diet by 2012.

May 16, 2010

Food Revolution 

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Food Revolution: Should There Be A Second Season?

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

May 11, 2010

Childhood Obesity 

Michelle Obama hula hooping

White House Task Force Outlines Plan To Deal With Childhood Obesity

Earlier today First Lady Michelle Obama and the Childhood Obesity Task Force unveiled a new action plan to address America's childhood obesity epidemic.

March 30, 2010

Obesity Epidemic 

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Junk Food Junkies: Study Compares Junk Food To Drug Addiction

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"

February 16, 2010

Soda Tax 

Soda bottles

So Long, Soda Tax: The ABCs Of An Idea Gone Flat

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.

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