It's well-known that junk food ads on TV can strongly influence what kids want to eat. A study finds social media influencers can have the same effect on kids, but not when it comes to healthy foods.
In February, the city will ban advertising for food and drinks high in salt, sugar and fat in all of London's public transportation network. It is part of a plan to curtail rising childhood obesity.
A professor of public health found boxes filled with sugary or high-sodium snacks was sent to people in need of meals after Hurricane Maria, and says food aid needs to be more nutritious.
Many who use food pantries suffer from high blood pressure and diabetes.Now there's a growing trend to move toward healthier options in food assistance.
Historically, prevalence of obesity in Mexico was associated with higher socioeconomic status. A new study shows that's changing, and impacting teen girls.
Feed The Truth enlists food activists, scholars and scientists to fight misguiding labels, and biased or industry-funded science.
The Pacific island nation of Vanuatu is planning a partial ban on imported high-energy junk foods that spur obesity.
Jennifer Steinhauer knew her recipe had to remind Sno Ball lovers of the treat they had growing up. So she started with the shape.
Public health experts call the controversial findings an industry attempt to undermine scientific consensus.
A teacher’s union in Los Angeles has added to the list of educators who want to stop school fundraisers at McDonalds.
80 percent of American adults don't eat enough fruits, veggies and whole grains. Yet a Truven Health Analytics poll suggests we eat with blinders on.
Chile has implemented a food label law to try to curb one of the highest obesity rates in the world.
Offering foods in smaller packages gives companies the appearance of concern for consumer health, while allowing them to charge more per fluid ounce.
In the U.S., soda taxes haven't had the impact activists had hoped for, but globally it's a different story.
The obesity rate rises again. Well over one-third of adult Americans are obese. But a new Cornell study questions, is junk food really the cause?
To the dismay of health advocates, Dunkin' Donuts is the latest fast food chain to consider home delivery services.
A new study indicates that some people show signs of addiction when consuming processed foods with high fat and refined carbs.
A new study has shown that a group of food companies cut trillions of calories, mostly from junk food, but questions remain about the pact’s overall effect.
Where New York City failed, Mexico seems to be succeeding in implementing a junk food tax in the hopes of curbing its obesity epidemic.
New research from the UC Berkeley shows how sleep deprivation causes junk food cravings.