Nutrition assistance programs, including shool meals, are at risk in the farm bill being debated in the House of Representatives this week.
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.
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.
Good nutrition is essential for a healthy lifestyle — but is it possible for everyone?
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.
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.
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.
Attendees of the National Public Health Information Coalition's symposium got a mouthful of healthy advice from nutrition and prevention expert David Katz about how diet, physical activity and how we communicate about them are critical to reversing rising rates of premature disease and death.
Just a few days ago at a school in Sarasota, Fla., USDA's Kevin Concannon saw how a little creativity in the kitchen is helping make a big difference in encouraging kids to eat healthier. Concannon shared his insights Thursday with state health officers at the ASTHO annual meeting.
In its 150th anniversary year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is as busy as ever ensuring safe, sufficient and nutritious food for Americans.
Shopping at lower cost supermarkets may be closely linked to higher obesity rates, reports a study published online yesterday in the American Journal of Public Health.