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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.

June 13, 2013

Soda Strikes Back 

kid drinking orange soda

Soda Back In Spotlight: Kids Drink Less, NYC Still Wants Ban

Sugary beverage consumption has gone down over the past decade, especially by children.

April 25, 2013

Health And Sugar 

Black and white photo of insulin needle

Sugary Soda Linked To Diabetes In Large European Study

Consuming sugary beverages daily has been associated with an increased risk of diabetes and stroke, a recent study finds.

March 12, 2013

Ban The Ban 

soda pop

Big Soda, Big Backlash

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.

February 27, 2013

FLOTUS 

First Lady Michelle Obama

‘Let’s Move!’ Initiative Celebrates Three Years

Michelle Obama hits the road this week to promote the third birthday of Let's Move!, her initiative that aims to eliminate childhood obesity.

February 7, 2013

School Snacks 

Green and red apples

Healthier Foods Coming To Schools

In hopes encouraging healthier eating habits among the nation's youth, the USDA has proposed a new set of guidelines for food sold in schools.

January 18, 2013

Adbusting  

Top of a soda can, macro lens

Not OK: Deconstructing Coke’s Visual Culture Of Deception

With a new ad campaign, Coca-Cola is trying to portray itself as a leader in the war on obesity. Here's why we should be suspicious.

January 10, 2013

Nature And Nurture 

A brown mouse looking cutely suspicious

Genes Play Key Role In Mouse Obesity

A new study suggests that alongside diet, exercise and environment, genetics may be a significant factor in whether or not we become obese.

December 13, 2012

Healthy Helpings 

a group of red and green apples

More Grains And Meat Allowed In School Lunches

The USDA has decided to allow more meat and grains in school lunches after outcry by school administrators.

December 12, 2012

Baby Steps 

Row of school buses

Finally, Kids Are Losing Weight

For the first time in thirty years, studies are showing declines in childhood obesity rates.

November 15, 2012

Heads Will Roll 

Nutella

French ‘Nutella Tax’ Aimed At Obesity

A new tax attempts to change the ingredients list of a French favorite.

November 13, 2012

Big Butter Is Watching You 

butter

Bringing Butter Back: Danes Repeal ‘Fat Tax’

After only a year, Denmark's unpopular tax on saturated fat is to be repealed in January.

October 19, 2012

Healthier Changes 

lucky charms breakfast cereal

Overseas Cereals To Get Healthier Makeover

Nestle and General Mills have agreed to reduce sugar and sodium content in cereals sold outside the United States.

October 17, 2012

Big Gulp? 

soda ban

Big Soda Sues New York City

Not everyone is swallowing New York City's big soda ban.

September 20, 2012

That Wasn't On The Label 

bokeh coke bottle glass

BPA In Urine Linked To Childhood Obesity

Newly published research suggests that when it comes to obesity, it's not just what's in our food that matters, but what's in food packaging as well.

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