Nutrition
Farm bill includes both improvements and cuts to federal nutrition program

Farm bill includes both improvements and cuts to federal nutrition program

This week, Congress is expected to vote on a revision to the long-debated farm bill, which includes improvements and cuts to federal nutrition programs, Learn more about the bill's latest revisions and how it impacts public health.
First lady Michelle Obama urges students to keep moving

First lady Michelle Obama urges students to keep moving

Through her Let's Move! Active Schools program, first lady Michelle Obama's recent visit to a Washington, D.C. school urged educators to continue teaching healthy habits and encouraged students to keep exercising.
CDC report shows school health trends looking up

CDC report shows school health trends looking up

As our nation’s kids head back to the classroom, they are being greeted by healthier school environments than students just a decade ago.

U.S. House rejects farm bill

The U.S. House of Representatives blocked its version of the farm bill Thursday afternoon in a surprising 195-234 vote. The defeat of the measure was a victory for APHA and public health advocates, as the reauthorization of the bill included drastic cuts to important nutrition and public health programs.
APHA signs letter opposing House farm bill, SNAP budget cuts

APHA signs letter opposing House farm bill, SNAP budget cuts

Nutrition assistance programs, including shool meals, are at risk in the farm bill being debated in the House of Representatives this week.
Senators urge Nickelodeon to improve food advertisements

Senators urge Nickelodeon to improve food advertisements

On Monday, three U.S. senators sent a letter to cable-TV network Nickelodeon and its parent company, Viacom Inc., in an effort to change their marketing of unhealthy food to children.

Nutrition and hunger program funding jeopardized in farm bill

Public health groups are calling on the U.S. Senate to protect key health-related provisions in the reauthorization of the farm bill in advance of debate today.
Can we all eat healthy food?

Can we all eat healthy food?

Good nutrition is essential for a healthy lifestyle — but is it possible for everyone?
Choose Health LA campaign using new methods to raise awareness of public health messages

Choose Health LA campaign using new methods to raise awareness of public health messages

Los Angeles County public health officials are finding that presenting messages in new ways can gain attention.

Community initiatives providing affordable, healthy food

Today, organizations across the U.S. are supporting National Food Day, a movement created by the Center for Science in the Public Interest to help improve nutrition for all Americans — regardless of their age, race, income or geographic location.
Q&A with Susan Blumenthal on recent SNAP report

Q&A with Susan Blumenthal on recent SNAP report

The "SNAP to Health" report offers 10 recommendations to enhance the nutritional effectiveness of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – formerly, the Food Stamp Program. Public Health Newswire asked Susan Blumenthal, MD, about the report’s suggestions for SNAP and the dual public health concerns of food insecurity and obesity.

CSPI examines harms of soda pop in pop music video

What do Jason Mraz, polar bears, diabetes and erectile dysfunction have in common? The answer: “The Real Bears” animated music video created by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, which couples sugary drinks with statistics relating their harmful impact.