obesity
APHA supports DeLauro bill to tax sugar-sweetened beverages

APHA supports DeLauro bill to tax sugar-sweetened beverages

The Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax Act, called the SWEET Act, discourages excessive consumption of "empty-calorie" beverages and raises funds for vital public health programs, research and nutrition education.
APHA infographic defines obesity problem, public health opportunity

APHA infographic defines obesity problem, public health opportunity

Obesity is a growing problem in the U.S, but a new infographic produced by APHA shows how public health can lower the nation’s weight.
F as in Fat: Americans showing positive signs in obesity epidemic

F as in Fat: Americans showing positive signs in obesity epidemic

In the annual “F as in Fat” report, Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation last week co-released state-by-state data on 2013 obesity rates.

Study: More calorie information may not improve use of calorie-labeled menus

A new study from the American Journal of Public Health surveyed McDonald's customers to determine whether providing recommended calorie information might improve diners' use of calorie-labeled menus. Read more to find out what the researchers learned.
Obama, Let’s Move! road tour highlight third anniversary

Obama, Let’s Move! road tour highlight third anniversary

Let’s Move! — an anti-obesity initiative spearheaded by first lady Michelle Obama — is, literally, on the move to celebrate its third anniversary. A star-studded cast is pitching in to battle the childhood obesity epidemic.

Report: Cancer death rates overall decline, hurdles remain

A new report out Monday shows cancer death rates overall are inching down in the U.S., continuing a declining trend since the 1990s. Between 2000 and 2009, cancer death rates have decreased by 1.8 percent per year among men and by 1.4 percent per year among women.

Diet, physical activity and clear communication key to reversing premature disease, death

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.
Report charts troubling trajectory of obesity epidemic

Report charts troubling trajectory of obesity epidemic

We all know that obesity rates in the U.S. are climbing in communities across the country among children and adults alike. A report out today by the Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation warns that if little action is taken to turn the tide on the disease soon, we could be setting...

New York City to decrease soda and sugary drink sizes in anti-obesity effort

In a decision supported by health practitioners nationwide, the New York City Board of Health today voted to enact Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on sodas and sweetened drinks more than 16 ounces in many of the city’s food establishments.

Study: Cheaper food prices linked to obesity rates

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.

Required PE in schools helps kids meet physical activity recommendations, a new study reports

As many schools eliminate physical education classes, even while childhood obesity and diabetes rates skyrocket in this country, a national study published today in the American Journal of Public Health finds that state laws that require schools to offer PE for a specific amount of time help ensure that daily physical activity recommendations among...

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A new report released by the USDA Wednesday debunks the notion that eating on the cheap means eating unhealthily.