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Posts tagged obesity

May 17, 2012

Feeling Slow? 

soda bottles

Is Soda Making Us Dumb?

A new study suggests high-fructose corn syrup is bad for brains as well as the rest of our bodies.

February 22, 2012

Sad Sandwich 

mcdonalds ny

Fast Food Workers Believe Their Jobs Make The World Worse

Bartenders and attorneys were beaten out by fast food workers in a survey of employees who think their jobs make the world worse.

February 10, 2012

Happier Hearts 

deep fryer

Less Trans Fats In Foods Means Less In The Body

The FDA began requiring food manufactures to label trans fats in 2003. Since then, the levels of trans fats have dropped not just in food but in humans as well.

February 7, 2012

Picture Perfect 

green beans

A Picture May Be Worth A Thousand Veggies

How do you get a kid to eat more veggies? Don't tell them, show them.

January 27, 2012

Do You Want Fries With That? 

Michelle Obama sitting in a school cafeteria, sharing lunch with elementary school students.

Mostly Positive Responses To New School Lunch Guidelines

Critics and commentators have weighed in on the First Lady's new school lunch guidelines, and potato farmers are the only ones complaining.

December 10, 2011

Sugar Smacked 

cereal

Dessert For Breakfast? Kids’ Cereals Have As Much Sugar

Cookies for breakfast? Not quite, but many popular children's cereals contain as much sugar as Chips Ahoy!

December 7, 2011

Couch Potatoes 

skipping rope

‘Let’s Move’ Campaign: Shifting Away From Healthy Food?

Did First Lady Michelle Obama shift her focus from healthy food to exercise in her fight against childhood obesity?

November 17, 2011

Pizza Problems 

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Broccoli, Peppers and…Pizza Sauce?

In another blow to increase the healthiness of school lunches, pizza sauce is considered a vegetable.

November 4, 2011

Food Policy 

tractors

Is U.S. Farm Policy Feeding The Obesity Epidemic?

These days, U.S. farm policy is blamed for a lot of things — even the nation's obesity epidemic.

November 1, 2011

Sugar Shock 

soda pop

Don’t Sweet Talk Me: Sugary Drinks In The News

New reports have been released concerning sugar-sweetened beverages and health. Will they have any impact on policy?

October 21, 2011

Potato Victory 

tater tots

Senate Says Yes To Spuds In School Lunch

In a blow to combating obesity, the Senate decided all vegetables on school lunches were safe, including potatoes (fried and otherwise).

October 19, 2011

Obesity And Youth 

frosted flakes

Tony The Tiger Isn’t Going Anywhere

Officials attempting to tighten marketing to children have decided to lay off of cartoon characters, but will it satisfy the food industry?

October 12, 2011

Get Up, Get Active 

man eating french fry covered in ketchup

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.

October 3, 2011

Saturated Fats 

butter

Denmark First Country To Legalize ‘Fat Tax’

Denmark began enforcing a tax increase on foods with 2.3 percent of more saturated fat, like butter, much to the Danes' chagrin.

September 22, 2011

Junk Vs. Fruit 

twinkie

An Apple A Day? More Like A Twinkie

A new report, "Apples to Twinkies," finds that taxpayers are spending billions on junk food subsidies and only a fraction on fresh food subsidies.

September 20, 2011

Healthy Kids Meals 

olive garden

Chains Overhaul Kid’s Choices With Help From Michelle Obama

Soon parents will have healthier options on Red Lobster and Olive Garden menus -- for their children and themselves.

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.

September 5, 2011

Force Of Habit 

popcorn

My Popcorn Is Stale, But I’m Eating It Anyway

If your food is stale, you're less likely to eat it, right? Not if you're reaching for stale food out of habit.

August 24, 2011

Soda Ban 

soda

Food Stamp Soda Ban Fizzles Out

The push to ban the use of food stamps for sodas has been defeated by the USDA.

August 18, 2011

school lunch 

lunch

Shorter School Lunch Leading To Unhealthy Habits?

Could shorter lunch periods contribute to childhood obesity?

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