A growing number of low-income families that do not qualify for free school lunches are going into deeper debt, as school districts crack down on outstanding payments.
Advocates say the Trump administration's rollback of nutrition requirements could lead to school meals that are inconsistent with federal dietary guidelines.
As United Nations leaders gather in New York, top food and nutrition experts are convening for a forum to talk about how people around the globe can have both a nourished diet and a healthy planet.
Participants in the "Grocery Walk" demonstrate how difficult it can be to get basic items in low-income areas.
Chicory root. Bamboo. Soy fiber: Manufacturers can use these to add fiber to foods. FDA will decide if these can count as fiber on nutrition labels.
Michael Jacobson led the fight against "junk food" for four decades. He's now stepping down as president of the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
This week, we meet vendors and customers whose lives have been changed by this small but bustling southern Indiana market.
Mallory Rickbeil says incentivizing SNAP users to shop for vegetables at the Linton Farmers' Market has enticed more farmers to become vendors.
Millions of people in Yemen and sub-Saharan Africa are facing food shortages and severe malnutrition. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Justin Forsyth of UNICEF.
The orange vegetable helps us see — but that's different from improving our vision. That said, carrots are part of a diet designed for eye health.
In the 1900s, nutritionists and dairy producers helped convince Americans that cow's milk was nature's perfect food. But the science and tastes have changed.
The former first lady got fired up talking about the issues she championed during her eight years in the White House.
Historically, prevalence of obesity in Mexico was associated with higher socioeconomic status. A new study shows that's changing, and impacting teen girls.
The U.K. and Canada released reports last month detailing efforts to reduce sugar consumption in their respective countries, with two different approaches.
When infants and young kids grow up in homes without enough to eat, they're more likely to perform poorly in kindergarten, a study shows.
Meals on Wheels America has seen a surge in donations from worried supporters since President Trump's budget proposal was released.
Getting kids to eat veggies through subterfuge sets the bar too low, researchers say. Your child must actually learn to like veggies, weird textures and all.
New research finds eating soy milk, edamame and tofu does not have harmful effects for women with breast cancer, as some have worried.
Concerns about mercury contamination have led many pregnant women to under-consume seafood. So the FDA issued a new chart explaining what to eat, what to avoid.
Treating people through nutrition is not a new idea, but it's making inroads as more medical professionals make meals a formal part of care.