by Claire Moser - Guest Contributor Jun 25, 2014
Children living near parks have more opportunities to be active -- but states need more funding to increase outdoor spaces.
by Rebecca Leber 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 Apr 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 Feb 14, 2014
A first-of-its-kind proposal in California would make companies put warnings about obesity and diabetes on sodas.
by Sy Mukherjee Feb 10, 2014
Simply opening up supermarkets with fresh produce may not be enough to encourage healthier eating habits.
by Tara Culp-Ressler Feb 6, 2014
The public health issues at stake are much more complicated than one individual woman's body size.
by Mason Atkins Jan 31, 2014
A new study finds that children who are overweight or obese by the age of five are more likely to stay that way.
by Tara Culp-Ressler Jan 23, 2014
The sandwich chain will bring its kids' meals in line with the government's nutritional standards.
by Sy Mukherjee Jan 23, 2014
Long John Silver's has decided to remove trans fats, one of the largest promoters of heart disease, from all of its meals.
by Tara Culp-Ressler Jan 17, 2014
Negative and moralizing coverage that stigmatizes overweight individuals doesn't do anything to help improve public health.