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March 6, 2019

 

Social Media May Sway Kids To Eat More Cookies — And More Calories

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.

November 26, 2018

 

London To Ban Junk Food Ads On Public Transportation

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.

June 25, 2018

 

Food Aid To Puerto Rico Is Salty and Sugary, Researcher Says

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.

September 25, 2017

 

D.C. Food Bank Just Cut Junk Food By 84 Percent In A Year

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.

April 11, 2017

 

Obesity Shifts To Low Income Families In Mexico

Historically, prevalence of obesity in Mexico was associated with higher socioeconomic status. A new study shows that's changing, and impacting teen girls.

February 27, 2017

 

KIND Gesture: CEO Pledges $25 Million To “Feed The Truth”

Feed The Truth enlists food activists, scholars and scientists to fight misguiding labels, and biased or industry-funded science.

February 23, 2017

 

Vanuatu Goes Local To Fight Obesity

The Pacific island nation of Vanuatu is planning a partial ban on imported high-energy junk foods that spur obesity.

December 21, 2016

 

Make Your Own Sno Balls

Jennifer Steinhauer knew her recipe had to remind Sno Ball lovers of the treat they had growing up. So she started with the shape.

December 20, 2016

 

New Study Casts Doubts On Sugar Guidelines

Public health experts call the controversial findings an industry attempt to undermine scientific consensus.

September 29, 2016

 

LA Teachers Join Call To End ‘McTeacher Nights’

A teacher’s union in Los Angeles has added to the list of educators who want to stop school fundraisers at McDonalds.

August 7, 2016

 

Most Of Us Think We Eat Healthy, Evidence Says We’re Wrong

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.

June 30, 2016

 

Chile Fights Child Obesity With Labels And Toy Ban

Chile has implemented a food label law to try to curb one of the highest obesity rates in the world.

June 23, 2016

 

When Food Packages Get Smaller, Profits Get Bigger

Offering foods in smaller packages gives companies the appearance of concern for consumer health, while allowing them to charge more per fluid ounce.

March 31, 2016

 

Philly Soda Tax: Third Time’s A Charm?

In the U.S., soda taxes haven't had the impact activists had hoped for, but globally it's a different story.

November 23, 2015

 

Obesity Rate Rises, Cornell Researchers Question Why

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?

June 10, 2015

 

Dunkin’ Donuts Opens Door For Delivery

To the dismay of health advocates, Dunkin' Donuts is the latest fast food chain to consider home delivery services.

March 9, 2015

 

Research Shows Junk Food Could Be Literally Like Crack

A new study indicates that some people show signs of addiction when consuming processed foods with high fat and refined carbs.

September 23, 2014

 

Companies In Calorie-Cutting Pact Sell Less Junk Food

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.

October 22, 2013

Obesity Epidemic 

Mexico’s Junk Food Tax Reminiscent Of NYC Soda Ban

Where New York City failed, Mexico seems to be succeeding in implementing a junk food tax in the hopes of curbing its obesity epidemic.

August 9, 2013

Frontal Cortex 

Why Do Sleepy Eaters Choose Junk Food?

New research from the UC Berkeley shows how sleep deprivation causes junk food cravings.

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