A World Health Organization report recommends fiscal policies, including taxes, that hike the retail price of sugary drinks to fend off obesity and diabetes.
A new study finds the nation's first soda tax succeeded in cutting consumption of sugary drinks, but it's uncertain if the effect will be permanent.
Entrepreneurs hope customers will pony up for high-end foods made from rescued ingredients.
Former New York City Michael Bloomberg is pledging his money and support for the proposed Philadelphia soda tax.
A new study finds 33 percent of American children are overweight. But researchers hope the findings don't overshadow the success stories out there.
Federal agencies are changing some of the rules for how antibiotics are used on farms, which is raising questions about when antibiotics are really necessary.
The latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans, released in January, recommend limiting sodium intake to 2,300 milligrams (about 1 teaspoon) per day.
The deal OK'd by a key Senate panel preserves stricter school nutrition standards enacted since 2010, but it gives schools more leeway in implementing them.
A court battle over salty food warnings is heating up in New York and could set the tone for other food label initiatives across the country.
80 students have fallen ill in Boston after eating at Chipotle, causing the restaurant chain to close another store during the investigation.
A new study found school children are more likely to choose healthy school lunch options if given more time to consume them.
A new study found that about half of all adult Americans have diabetes or pre-diabetes, a number that has remained stable for several years.
384 people have reported illness in 26 states with cyclosporiasis—the disease caused by a single-cell parasite, cyclospora.
Menus across the nation were supposed to post calorie counts by year's end, but the FDA has delayed the deadline.
Trans fats will be phased out in three years—so what will take its place in cookies, frosting and donuts?
Beyond containing the virus, there’s another huge challenge: disposing of all the dead birds.
Despite health warnings, some states have proposed legalizing raw milk sales in order to impose strict regulations on the risky - and growing - market.
A new report found that obesity rates in most states have leveled off, with some states even showing a decrease among young children from low-income families.
New York is the latest in a growing list of cities using social media to sleuth out food borne illness outbreaks.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is approaching food-borne illness in a different way -- by mapping the DNA of harmful bacteria.