McDonald’s recently reassured investors during a conference call that it’s going to address its declining sales by boosting efforts to attract parents, teachers and school children despite national efforts to keep fast food away from children.
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A recent study showed that the percentage of children who drink diet drinks doubled between 1999 and 2008. Is diet soda the answer to childhood obesity?
Kickin Kitchen TV has an ambitious mission – changing the world one meal at a time – and goes about effecting that change with humor and cooking lessons.
A Facebook pal recently asked what folks thought about Georgia’s new childhood obesity campaign. It garnered some really good discussion, and it got me thinking a lot about how we can tackle this childhood obesity problem.
As summer comes to an end, school is just around the corner for children across the United States. For children enrolled in state schools, this typically means the return of unhealthy lunches that are best described as fast food: hamburgers, chicken nuggets, fried snacks, and sugary soft drinks. Yet school lunch programs can play a key role in reinforcing healthy eating behaviors by integrating such measures as school gardens, nutrition education, locally sourced organic food, and efforts that affirm the value of mealtimes.
McDonald’s announced they are changing up their Happy Meals to make them healthier. Apples will be added to the Happy Meal and the portion of fries will shrink. How will this affect the nutrition of the Happy Meal and will it improve the Happy Meal enough to get around the toy bans?
The Federal Trade Commission is considering guidelines to curb junk food marketing to kids. The deadlines for public comments is coming up in less than two weeks.
WGBH Boston has put together a collection of environmental public health resources. More than 4000 topics are available in their free online library with more than sixty environmental health resources organized into easy-to-use lessons. Each lesson contains a video or an interactive program, a background essay, three or four discussion questions, and links for further […]
A study presented in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior explores how parenting styles and work schedules affect children’s diets.
Recent reports declare Pepsi is modifying its products to appeal to the more health conscious consumer. Will the misinformed shopper buy into their marketing tactics?
The Federal Trade Commission recently proposed some guidelines for marketing foods to children. The deadline for comments on the guidelines is June 13, 2011.
Some of the most common foods are also the most allergenic. Here, we’ll examine the most allergenic animal foods plus some plant-based alternatives.
I’ve covered the horrendous topic of child labor on farms in the U.S. in the past, as well as Stephen Colbert’s testimony to Congress on immigrant farmworkers in which he almost broke into tears. Now, I’m bringing to you the story of one young farmworker’s death in California, the fight for justice in this case, […]