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.
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?