by Jeff Spross Posted on September 30, 2014
The bulk of the spending will go to grants to support local farming efforts and food hubs, with come with myriad health and economic benefits -- especially for the nation's poorest citizens.
by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on September 2, 2014
Rich Americans' diets are improving as poorer Americans are increasingly struggling to afford healthy food.
by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on August 22, 2014
"If restaurants are going to incentivize children, they should incentivize them to eat healthy."
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by Sam P.K. Collins Posted on August 21, 2014
"The findings are jaw-dropping."
by Sam P.K. Collins Posted on August 14, 2014 Updated: August 14, 2014
The recent findings come on the heels of another report that designated diabetes and obesity as two of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century.
by Claire Moser - Guest Contributor Posted on June 25, 2014 Updated: September 8, 2014
Children living near parks have more opportunities to be active -- but states need more funding to increase outdoor spaces.
by Rebecca Leber Posted on May 23, 2014
An anti-obesity campaign from the New York City Department of Education is sending 850,000 “Fitnessgram” letters home to parents with their schoolchildren’s BMI.
by Sy Mukherjee Posted on April 1, 2014 Updated: April 1, 2014
The findings are especially concerning since high cholesterol in young children can mean a higher risk for cardiovascular disease later in life.
by Sy Mukherjee Posted on February 14, 2014 Updated: February 14, 2014
A first-of-its-kind proposal in California would make companies put warnings about obesity and diabetes on sodas.
by Sy Mukherjee Posted on February 10, 2014
Simply opening up supermarkets with fresh produce may not be enough to encourage healthier eating habits.