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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?

June 26, 2012

Weighing In 

standing on a scale

Tipping The Scales: How Obesity Influences Planetary Health

A team of researchers looks at the ecological impacts of a human population that's growing in more ways than one.

June 15, 2012

Sugar Crash 

Close-up of the pull-tab on an open can of coca-cola.

Soda Wars Episode 2: The Industry Strikes Back

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.

June 5, 2012

Healthier Ads 

girl in minnie mouse ears

Disney Nixes Junk Food Advertising

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.

June 1, 2012

Sugar Crash 

Instructions and soda labels on a soda machine that dispenses Big Gulp sodas at 7-Eleven.

Big Apple Proposes Ban On Large Sodas

Michael Bloomberg's plan to limit the size of sugared drinks has been met with both cheers and jeers.

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 

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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 

pizza

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?

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