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Group funded by Coke to fight obesity disbanding

posted on December 4, 2015 at 2:46 PM

A nonprofit funded by the Coca-Cola Co. to combat obesity is disbanding following revelations about the beverage maker's involvement with the group. Full Story

U.S. Producers Look to Sweeten Relations with Cuba

posted on March 6, 2015 at 6:47 PM

U.S. Producers Look to Sweeten Relations with Cuba
Less than three months after President Obama announced plans to restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba, the business sector is actively sniffing out avenues of commerce between the former adversaries. Full Story

UT Knoxville Gets $4.9M Obesity Prevention Grant

posted on March 21, 2014 at 3:02 PM

The initiative is called "Get Fruved," a term that alludes to fruits and vegetables. Full Story

USDA Allows More Meat, Grains In School Lunches

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. Full Story

USDA Promotes Healthy Eating For Children

posted on March 22, 2013 at 4:07 PM

USDA Promotes Healthy Eating For Children
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. Full Story

New York Sugary Drink Ban Overturned

posted on March 15, 2013 at 4:55 PM

New York Sugary Drink Ban Overturned
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... Full Story

School Snacks On A Diet With New Department of Agriculture Rules

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. Full Story

Coca-Cola to tackle obesity for 1st time in TV ads

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. The Atlanta-based... Full Story

France Goes After Fatty Snacks With 'Nutella Tax'

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. Full Story

Studies more firmly tie sugary drinks to obesity

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. Full Story

2 Sides Face Off Ahead of NYC Sugary Drink Hearing

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... Full Story

Agriculture Department Study Concludes Healthy Diet is Less Expensive Than Junk Food

posted on May 18, 2012 at 12:49 PM

First Lady Celebrates 2nd Anniversary of her Let's Move Initiative

posted on February 10, 2012 at 2:29 PM

First Lady Celebrates 2nd Anniversary of her Let's Move Initiative
First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off a national tour in Iowa this week to celebrate the two year anniversary of Let’s Move. Full Story

GOP Pushes Back on Effort to Limit Kids' Food Ads

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. Full Story

University gets $4.5 million for child obesity prevention

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. Full Story
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