FDA Proposes 10 Awesome Changes to Nutrition Labels, But Misses 5 Crucial Modifications

FDA Proposes 10 Awesome Changes to Nutrition Labels, But Misses 5 Crucial Modifications

As you’ve probably heard already, the FDA has been hard at work trying to revamp nutrition labels on packaged foods, after more than 20 years since the original labeling law went into effect. No doubt, there was a lot of … Continue reading

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Early Childhood Obesity Rates Plummet, But Overall We’re Still Too Fat

Early Childhood Obesity Rates Plummet, But Overall We’re Still Too Fat

The government published hopeful news earlier this week. According to a study by Center for Disease Control (CDC), obesity rates in preschool children (ages 2-5) declined by a whopping 43 percent in the last 10 years. In 2003, obesity rates … Continue reading

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Is This How Subway “Piles on the Veggies”??

Is This How Subway “Piles on the Veggies”??

Last month, with much fanfare in the nutrition community, Subway announced its “Pile on the Veggies” campaign in collaboration with Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative to end childhood obesity. What a great way to get kids to eat more healthful … Continue reading

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Four Thoughts on Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” Campaign, Celebrating First Anniversary

Four Thoughts on Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” Campaign, Celebrating First Anniversary

Today Michelle Obama celebrates the first anniversary of her worthy cause Let’s Move, the campaign to end childhood obesity within one generation. Launched early last year, the program aims to achieve its noble goal  by improving the nutritional quality of … Continue reading

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40% of Kids’ Calories are from Junk Food

40% of Kids’ Calories are from Junk Food

Wondering why childhood obesity is running rampant? Now you know. They’re eating crap. This, according to statistics compiled by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey  (NHANES) and reported by ABC News. Half of the fattening calories come from just … Continue reading

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Big Food pledge placates White House – Who needs policy when you’ve got promises?

Big Food pledge placates White House – Who needs policy when you’ve got promises?

This is a guest post by Michele Simon, and originally appeared on her blog Appetite for Profit. You’ve got to hand it to the food industry. They certainly know how to get the attention of the White House just when … Continue reading

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Sugary Drinks Extinction in Schools and The First Lady

Sugary Drinks Extinction in Schools and The First Lady

PepsiCo announced yesterday that it will stop selling sugary soft drinks to schools worldwide. The company will stop sales of full-sugar soft drinks to primary and secondary schools by 2012.  The industry-leading policy establishes for the first time a consistent … Continue reading

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Why is There So Much Unhealthy Food in Schools?

Why is There So Much Unhealthy Food in Schools?

  Inadequate Public Funding and the Sale of Competitive Foods as a Revenue Source This is a guest blog-post by Professor Timothy D. Lytton First Lady Michelle Obama’s recently launched Let’s Move campaign to reduce childhood obesity has put a … Continue reading

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