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.
This comprehensive study shows that many factors affect the obesity crisis, notably restrictions individuals face in their access to exercise and healthy food.
A new study has found that a nearby grocer doesn't mean better eating habits. Study finds customers are more likely to eat fast food.
In addition to white potatoes, starch-heavy corn and peas are also in danger of being cut in favor of leafy greens and orange vegetables.
A proposed California tax of one penny per one ounce of a sweetened drink could raise $1.7 billion for the state's education and anti-obesity programs.
Soda has been targeted by public health advocates as a leading contributor to the obesity epidemic. See the ways the industry is trying to change its image.
A new study conducted in Michigan schools has found that school lunches are a risk factor for childhood obesity.