Kids’ Cereal: Slight Improvement. Long Road Still Ahead

Kids’ Cereal: Slight Improvement. Long Road Still Ahead

The Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity recently released its 2012 report entitled Cereal F.A.C.T.S. Three years after their original report on the state of advertising to children, researchers report “Limited progress in theĀ  nutrition quality and marketing … Continue reading

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Parents: That Cereal is NOT as Healthy as You Think

Parents: That Cereal is NOT as Healthy as You Think

Scientists at Yale’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity conducted an interesting study with cereals: Through an online survey, researchers asked parents with children between the ages of 2 and 11 to view images of actual box fronts of … Continue reading

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Five Food Industry Tactics to Downplay Contribution to the Obesity Epidemic

Five Food Industry Tactics to Downplay Contribution to the Obesity Epidemic

To avoid public criticism and forestall government intervention, the food and beverage industry hopes that self-regulation is sufficient and also seeks to establish public-private partnerships. This reaction is common in industries under threat and can take helpful or harmful forms… … Continue reading

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Should PepsiCo be Funding Obesity Research at Yale?

Should PepsiCo be Funding Obesity Research at Yale?

Yale is certainly not the first university, nor the last, to receive corporate donations. Despite the hefty tuition fees, many schools obtain orders of magnitude more money from alumni, philanthropists, and corporations than from students. The dollars are used to … 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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NuVal Nutrition Scoring Lands at Meijer Supermarkets

NuVal Nutrition Scoring Lands at Meijer Supermarkets

Meijer is rolling out what it hopes will be another helpful means for consumers to assess the nutritional quality of foods at the supermarket. NuVal assigns a score of 0-100 to food products based on a proprietary algorithm called ONQI … Continue reading

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NuVal Nutritional Scoring vs. Smart Choices

NuVal Nutritional Scoring vs. Smart Choices

  Have you ever wondered what’s inside that tasty TV dinner, instant pudding, or granola bar? How healthy, or not? Theoretically, we can learn a lot about a packaged food item just by reading its nutrition panel. Unfortunately for many … Continue reading

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