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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 

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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 

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Shorter School Lunch Leading To Unhealthy Habits?

Could shorter lunch periods contribute to childhood obesity?

July 27, 2011

Fast Food Nation 

mcdonalds happy meal with soda, hamburger, fries

More Apples, Less Fries: New Look For McDonald’s Happy Meals

With a smaller portion of fries and apple slices automatically included, McDonald's is trying to make its Happy Meals healthy (relatively speaking).

July 22, 2011

Fast Food Nation 

Box Of Fast Food Toys

Fast Food Nation: One Mother’s Perspective

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.

July 19, 2011

Obesity Epidemic 

Man In A Hospital Mask

F As In Fat: What Americans Can Do To Be Healthier

This comprehensive study shows that many factors affect the obesity crisis, notably restrictions individuals face in their access to exercise and healthy food.

July 18, 2011

Grocery Study 

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Grocery Stores Have Fat Chance Of Helping Fight Obesity

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.

June 9, 2011

Hot Potato 

box of white potatoes

New Guidelines Might Cut Spuds From School Lunches

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.

May 9, 2011

Sugary Beverages 

Soda

Soda Tax Could Be Added To Your Tab

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.

March 21, 2011

Soda News 

PlantBottle

Petroleum-Free Bottles And Big Donations: Soda’s PR Battles

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.

February 16, 2011

School Lunch 

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Childhood Obesity Linked To School Lunches

A new study conducted in Michigan schools has found that school lunches are a risk factor for childhood obesity.

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