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.
How do you get a kid to eat more veggies? Don't tell them, show them.
Critics and commentators have weighed in on the First Lady's new school lunch guidelines, and potato farmers are the only ones complaining.
Cookies for breakfast? Not quite, but many popular children's cereals contain as much sugar as Chips Ahoy!
Did First Lady Michelle Obama shift her focus from healthy food to exercise in her fight against childhood obesity?
In another blow to increase the healthiness of school lunches, pizza sauce is considered a vegetable.
These days, U.S. farm policy is blamed for a lot of things — even the nation's obesity epidemic.
New reports have been released concerning sugar-sweetened beverages and health. Will they have any impact on policy?
In a blow to combating obesity, the Senate decided all vegetables on school lunches were safe, including potatoes (fried and otherwise).
Officials attempting to tighten marketing to children have decided to lay off of cartoon characters, but will it satisfy the food industry?
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.
Denmark began enforcing a tax increase on foods with 2.3 percent of more saturated fat, like butter, much to the Danes' chagrin.
A new report, "Apples to Twinkies," finds that taxpayers are spending billions on junk food subsidies and only a fraction on fresh food subsidies.
Soon parents will have healthier options on Red Lobster and Olive Garden menus -- for their children and themselves.
Two studies come to conflicting conclusions about the social changes needed to reverse the obesity epidemic.
If your food is stale, you're less likely to eat it, right? Not if you're reaching for stale food out of habit.
The push to ban the use of food stamps for sodas has been defeated by the USDA.
Could shorter lunch periods contribute to childhood obesity?
With a smaller portion of fries and apple slices automatically included, McDonald's is trying to make its Happy Meals healthy (relatively speaking).
I initially applauded the decision by Jack in the Box to remove toys from kids meals, but when you peel back the layers you see that this is just a PR move.