A new study suggests that alongside diet, exercise and environment, genetics may be a significant factor in whether or not we become obese.
The USDA has decided to allow more meat and grains in school lunches after outcry by school administrators.
For the first time in thirty years, studies are showing declines in childhood obesity rates.
A new tax attempts to change the ingredients list of a French favorite.
After only a year, Denmark's unpopular tax on saturated fat is to be repealed in January.
Nestle and General Mills have agreed to reduce sugar and sodium content in cereals sold outside the United States.
Not everyone is swallowing New York City's big soda ban.
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.
New York City is often a trailblazer in the fight against obesity, first with banning trans fats and then with calorie counts on menus. Now, it's big soda.
Ahead of federally-mandated menu changes, McDonald's is voluntarily posting nutritional information alongside menu items.
Mississippi has the highest obesity rate while Colorado has the lowest. Indiana is one of the 12 states with an obesity rate over 30 percent.
A recent study finds laws preventing the sale of unhealthy snacks and beverages in schools is correlated with reduced weight gain in students.
On-campus soda availability dropped by almost 50 percent between the 2006-2007 and 2010-2011 school years.
9 million hungry visitors will be descending on London in the coming weeks. Do fast food and fast runners belong in the same place?
A team of researchers looks at the ecological impacts of a human population that's growing in more ways than one.
Mike Bloomberg announced that he wants to limit the size of sugary beverages sold in NYC. The beverage industry isn't taking the news lying down.
The Walt Disney Company has decided to stop carrying junk food ads aimed at children, making it the first company of its kind to do so.
Michael Bloomberg's plan to limit the size of sugared drinks has been met with both cheers and jeers.
A new study suggests high-fructose corn syrup is bad for brains as well as the rest of our bodies.
Bartenders and attorneys were beaten out by fast food workers in a survey of employees who think their jobs make the world worse.