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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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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Disney’s Potentially Game Changing Nutrition Initiative

Disney’s Potentially Game Changing Nutrition Initiative

Yesterday in Washington DC, Robert Iger, Chairman of the Walt Disney Company, and First Lady Michelle Obama announced a new initiative in the uphill battle against childhood obesity. For starters, Disney is upping the nutrition standards for food served at … Continue reading

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The Double Headed Food Monster in Schools

The Double Headed Food Monster in Schools

There are several ways for children to be fed during school hours. One is to bring home made lunch in a cute little lunchbox (cool until third grade) or a brown bag (recyclable, of course.) The other calorie intake method … Continue reading

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Childhood Obesity: Why Focusing on Exercise is NOT the Answer

Childhood Obesity: Why Focusing on Exercise is NOT the Answer

Yesterday in Washington DC, First Lady Michelle Obama gave an inspirational talk to almost 1000 stakeholders in the future of America’s Health. At the first ever meeting of the Partnership for a Healthier America, Obama shared some of her early … Continue reading

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Will the Partnership for a Healthier America Mark the Turning Point for Childhood Obesity?

Will the Partnership for a Healthier America Mark the Turning Point for Childhood Obesity?

We’re in Washington DC for the inaugural Partnership for a Healthier America Summit (PHA). The Partnership is a shoot-off of the First Lady’s Let’ Move campaign and is attempting to achieve what no other group has done so far – eradicate childhood obesity. … Continue reading

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Michelle Obama’s War on Food Deserts

Michelle Obama’s War on Food Deserts

Earlier this week, the first lady was joined by a band of grocery retailers and the Partnership for a Healthier America in announcing a bold new move to reduce food deserts in America. Details: 1. The program will be bringing … Continue reading

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Hello MyPlate. RIP MyPyramid. Five Comments

Hello MyPlate. RIP MyPyramid. Five Comments

Yesterday, at a Washington DC press conference, The First Lady and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled the government’s newest effort to get Americans eating right – My Plate (see www.choosemyplate.gov) “This is a quick, simple reminder for all of us … 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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Why the Happy Meal is a crime—and not just a culinary one

Why the Happy Meal is a crime—and not just a culinary one

This is a guest blog post by Michelle Simon. It originally appeared on Grist. When it comes to food, everybody’s got an opinion. Same goes for parenting. Mix the two together and you’ve got the makings of a culture war. … Continue reading

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