posted on January 3, 2014 at 12:28 PM
Guidelines restricting portion size were originally intended to combat childhood obesity, but many parents complained their kids weren't getting enough to eat.
posted on March 22, 2013 at 4:07 PM
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack continued his promotion of healthy eating for children at an event in Maine this week.
Vilsack says obesity and nutrition issues can affect children in many ways.
posted on March 15, 2013 at 4:55 PM
On the eve of its implementation, a New York Supreme Court Judge overturned New York City’s ban on sales of sugary drinks over 16 ounces.
The regulation was unveiled nearly a year ago by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and approved by the New...
posted on February 1, 2013 at 1:01 PM
The USDA is proposing fat, calorie, sugar and sodium limits on almost all foods sold in school.
posted on January 18, 2013 at 5:54 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Coca-Cola became one of the world's most powerful brands by equating its soft drinks with happiness. Now it's taking to the airwaves for the first time to address a growing cloud over the industry: obesity.
posted on November 21, 2012 at 11:44 AM
The measure is part of a bigger bill on financing the national health care system and aims to push manufacturers to use healthier alternatives.
posted on September 21, 2012 at 4:09 PM
New research powerfully strengthens the case that soda and other sugary drinks are culprits in the obesity epidemic.
posted on July 27, 2012 at 2:02 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - Advocates on both sides of the New York City proposal to limit the size of soda and other sugary drinks in eateries are facing off a day before public hearings.
More than 100 protesters gathered on the steps of City Hall on...
posted on February 10, 2012 at 2:29 PM
First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off a national tour in Iowa this week to celebrate the two year anniversary of Let’s Move.
posted on July 8, 2011 at 2:07 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans are siding with food companies resisting the Obama administration's efforts to pressure them to stop advertising junk food for children.
posted on May 6, 2011 at 11:05 AM
URBANA, Ill (AP) - The University of Illinois has received a $4.5 million federal grant to train graduate students in child obesity prevention.
posted on February 18, 2011 at 5:02 PM
CAMDEN, N.J (AP) -- The Campbell Soup Co.
posted on December 3, 2010 at 4:12 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — More children would eat lunches and dinners at school under legislation passed Thursday by the House and sent to the president, part of first lady Michelle Obama's campaign to end childhood hunger and fight childhood obesity.
posted on November 23, 2010 at 2:11 PM
"C" is for cookie. And "N" is for nutrition. The folks at "Sesame Street" are hoping to spell out a message of eating well with a new initiative aimed at fighting hunger.