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Posts tagged obesity

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After only a year, Denmark's unpopular tax on saturated fat is to be repealed in January.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

September 13, 2012

Downsize Me 

big soda cup

NYC Bans Big Sodas

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.

September 12, 2012

A Step Forward? 

sunset behind golden arches mcdonalds

McDonald’s Will Post Calorie Counts On Menus

Ahead of federally-mandated menu changes, McDonald's is voluntarily posting nutritional information alongside menu items.

August 17, 2012

Expanding Waistlines 

old school scale

Adult Obesity Rate Climbs Over 30 Percent in 12 States

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.

August 15, 2012

 

solitary coke can under fairly dramatic lighting

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.

August 10, 2012

More Juice, Please 

broken coke vending machine

Study Shows School Soda Sales Slouching

On-campus soda availability dropped by almost 50 percent between the 2006-2007 and 2010-2011 school years.

July 19, 2012

Cognitive Dissonance?  

Stacks of different-colored Coke boxes arranged to create an image of the Olympic rings.

Olympic Eating: How Fast Is Your Food?

9 million hungry visitors will be descending on London in the coming weeks. Do fast food and fast runners belong in the same place?

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