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July 17, 2014

 

A frozen TV dinner made from cheap ingredients

Americans Spend Less On Food Than Most Countries

Americans spend less on groceries, and tend to have poorer diets.

July 11, 2014

 

A can of soda displayed next to a pile of sugar to demonstrate how much is in each can.

“Added Sugar” Labels Make Candyman Nervous

The FDA's proposal to include “added sugar” to the Nutrition Facts label has sparked cheers from health advocates and fierce opposition from food companies.

June 13, 2014

 

Staff serves vegetables at an elementary school

Rivals Square Off For School Food Fight

Health advocates and a school nutrition lobby group are bracing for battle as an opt-out provision for school lunch rules moves through the U.S. House.

May 22, 2014

 

school lunch

Healthy School Lunch Rules In Danger

Some school districts are complaining of financial losses since healthy school lunch rules went into effect in 2012. House Republicans have proposed a solution.

March 21, 2014

Changing Diets 

Cooked bacon drains on a plate

New Fat Findings Foster Flap

New research has thrown long-held health recommendations over fate consumption into doubt, but some experts are worried consumers will get the wrong message.

March 13, 2014

Battle Of The Bulge 

Jello, cookies, sugar drink mix and a ham and cheese sandwich

Lawyers Gear Up For ‘Big Food’ Fight

A law firm is pushing for 16 state attorneys general to sue food companies for obesity-related health care costs connected to their products. Could it work?

March 5, 2014

Growing Similarity 

packages french bread with Chinese label

Global Diets Become More Similar

We aren't so different after all, and that could be a bad thing when it comes to the global food supply.

February 27, 2014

Sea Change? 

plate of vegetables, fruit and crackers

Obesity Rate Declining In Young Children

The obesity rate dropped 43 percent for young children over the past decade, marking the first major decline in the obesity epidemic.

February 12, 2014

Health and Income 

produce

No Quick Fix For Food Deserts

A new study finds that simply opening stores that offer fresh produce doesn't mean residents in food deserts will change their eating habits.

January 17, 2014

Hunger and Health 

fruit, vegetable stand in Utrecht

Best (And Worst) Countries To Get A Healthy Meal

Instead of ranking culinary prowess, the Good Enough to Eat index measures a country's supply of nourishing foods.

November 13, 2013

Let's Move! 

sesame street

Let’s Move! Teams Up With Sesame Street

The Let's Move! campaign has announced Sesame Street characters will promote produce to children. Will it work?

October 22, 2013

Obesity Epidemic 

junk food

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.

September 16, 2013

Water Ways 

drinking-fountain

First Lady Encourages Americans To Drink Up For Health

First Lady Michelle Obama has launched a new campaign encouraging water consumption -- but why?

August 23, 2013

Soda Jerks 

A pack of soda cans sitting on a table

Is Soda A Jekyl-And-Hyde Formula For Kids?

New research has shown that even a small amount of soda each day could turn kindergarteners into terrors.

August 15, 2013

Two (Organic) Apples A Day... 

shoppers buying produce at a farmer's market in the Bronx

New York Docs ‘Prescribe’ Fruits and Veggies

Two New York hospitals have become the latest testing ground for a project to curb diet-related diseases with fresh produce.

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.

August 1, 2013

In With The Big 

Close-up of straw inserted in plastic lid

Big Soda Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

New York City's ban on sugary beverages was struck down in appeals court Tuesday.

July 24, 2013

New Beginnings 

Colonel Sanders

KFC Retires Colonel Sanders

In a new era of fast food marketing, the Colonel is not invited to KFC's hipper and healthier-looking stores.

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.

June 27, 2013

Healthy Prospects 

apple and cheese

Healthier Snacks Are Heading To Schools

Healthier changes are finally coming to school snacks -- the first major overhaul in 30 years.

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