Hey, Is That Poop On Your Chicken?

Hey, Is That Poop On Your Chicken?

About 50% of supermarket bought poultry is contaminated with fecal matter. This, according to a recent report by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). Poultry was purchased from 15 grocery chains in 10 cities across the country and sent … 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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The Beverage Industry Against Soda Taxes – Mom n’ Pop Shops, “Bribes”

The Beverage Industry Against Soda Taxes – Mom n’ Pop Shops, “Bribes”

It seems like soda tax propositions are popping up like mushrooms after spring showers across the country. And everywhere they do, the beverage industry is there, like a wild boar, ready to stomp them down. Last week, Philadelphia mayor Michael … Continue reading

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Cooking Up Change in School Lunch Nutrition

Cooking Up Change in School Lunch Nutrition

This is an important week for the future of US school lunch nutrition. The Child Nutrition Act is up for re-authorization, and many groups are hoping the program will increase spending to improve the nutritional value of school lunches. The … Continue reading

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Why Michelle Obama’s Initiative to Reduce Childhood Obesity Will Fail

Why Michelle Obama’s Initiative to Reduce Childhood Obesity Will Fail

First Lady Michelle Obama has a legacy she wants to leave behind: drastically reducing childhood obesity. Yesterday at a Mayors Conference in Washington DC,  she announced a new initiative in this spirit, to be formally announced in February. After presenting … Continue reading

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General Mills Responds to Sugary-Cereal-for-Kids Report

General Mills Responds to Sugary-Cereal-for-Kids Report

Yale University’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity presented a report on breakfast cereal this weekend  in Washington DC as part of the annual meeting of the Obesity Society. The findings were not surprising and can be summed up … Continue reading

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Kids’ Cereal – High in Sugar, Low in Fiber [New Report]

Kids’ Cereal – High in Sugar, Low in Fiber [New Report]

USA Today has two stories out about a recent research project by Yale University’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. The findings were presented in Washington DC as part of the annual meeting of the Obesity Society. Here’s what … Continue reading

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Will a Smaller Can of Coke Curb Obesity?

Will a Smaller Can of Coke Curb Obesity?

Last week, The Coca Cola Company announced a new, smaller sized Coke can, (“only” 7.5 fl. oz.): The Coca-Cola mini can is a great option for smaller thirst occasions, and for calorie-conscious consumers,” said Hendrik Steckhan, president and general manager, … Continue reading

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Obesity Medical Bills Cost an Extra $1,400 per Person per Year

Obesity Medical Bills Cost an Extra $1,400 per Person per Year

Worrying numbers from a government conference in Washington DC this week: Obese Americans — those who are 30 or more pounds over a healthy weight — cost the country an estimated $147 billion in weight-related medical bills in 2008, double … Continue reading

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Inside the Label: Funky Monkey Freeze Dried Snacks

Inside the Label: Funky Monkey Freeze Dried Snacks

As children, we loved visiting The Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. Besides all the cool spacegear, a special treat awaited us at the souvenir shop – Astronaut Dessert in the form of freeze dried ice cream. Strawberry and … Continue reading

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