Putting Sugary Soda Out of Reach Can public health officials force Americans to break their soda habit? The answer may come soon from the University of California, San Francisco, a health sciences center that has more than 24,000 employees on … Continue reading Hot to reduce sugar intake
What Obama has meant for food The Season 8 première of “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” begins just like all of the show’s episodes do: with its amiably gruff host taking in the splendors of some lesser-travelled corner of the globe. … Continue reading Obama and Bourdain on food
How Restricting Food Stamp Choices Can Fight Obesity Often, when people discuss the obesity crisis in the United States, and another failed effort to help people change their eating habits, it’s as if there’s nothing we can do. But sometimes … Continue reading Are food restrictions really restrictive?
Battling Adolescent Obesity with Behavioral Therapy Now that we’re well into September, many families are settling into the swing of school schedules, band practices, dance lessons and packed daily agendas. With so much running around going on from September to … Continue reading Healthy weight for teens
It’s easy to become obese in America. These 7 charts explain why. It’s no secret that Americans have gotten much, much bigger over the past few decades. The signs are all around us, from XXXL clothing sizes to supersize movie … Continue reading The stunning rise of obesity
The Wages of Sin Taxes As of Chancellor George Osborne’s March 16 budget, the sugar tax is set to return to Britain. This time it will take the form of a sin tax, levied to both discourage and profit from … Continue reading Sugar and soda taxes to fight obesity
Research Group Funded by Coca-Cola to Disband A group called the Global Energy Balance Network, led by scientists and created by Coca-Cola, announced this week that it was shutting down after months of pressure from public health authorities who said … Continue reading Is Coke’s health policy trasparent?