A soda war fizzed in New York on Tuesday as the city health department began to consider a proposal by health-conscious Mayor Michael Bloomberg to ban super-sized soft drinks.
Nearly 18 percent of U.S. school-aged children and adolescents are obese, as the rate of childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. The prevalence of obesity puts children at greater risk of developing ...
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, Americans are spending about half their food budget in restaurants. As it is widely known, food prepared away from home, as compared to food prepared at home, is ...
Around a sixth of fast food customers used calorie information and, on average, bought food with lower calories since the introduction of a labelling system in the US, says a new study published in the British Medical Jo ...
(Medical Xpress) -- Will people eat healthier foods if fresh fruits and vegetables are available in stores near their homes? Will they eat less fast food if restaurants are not in their neighborhoods?
The National Restaurant Association announced its launch of a nationwide initiative designed to provide healthier menu options for children in order to be part of a solutions to ensure a healthier next generation.
(AP) -- No need for a salt shaker on the Thanksgiving table: Unless you really cooked from scratch, there's lots of sodium already hidden in the menu.
Got lots of fast food restaurants and other outlets that sell junk food in your neighborhood? Then your teen is more likely to nosh regularly on burgers and fries and wash them down with a soda.
This Father's Day, dad's choice of where to eat could literally tip the scales on his children's health.
(Medical Xpress) -- Some of the first fast-food restaurants in the nation prohibited from giving free toys with childrens meals that dont meet nutritional standards reacted by curbing the marketing ...
New research from the University of Michigan suggests obesity can be seen as one of the unintended side effects of free market policies.
(HealthDay) -- New York City's restriction on the use of trans fats in foods served at restaurants is helping Big Apple residents cut down on the unhealthy fat, a new study shows.
Much has been made about who or what is to blame for the "obesity epidemic" and what can or should be done to stem the tide of rising body mass among the U.S. population.
Many studies have linked the meals served at fast-food outlets to obesity, but is there a relationship between the number of restaurants in a country and the girth of its population?
A pending component of health care reform would require restaurants and vending machines to list calorie information on menus to help fight obesity.