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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
A new report released by the USDA Wednesday debunks the notion that eating on the cheap means eating unhealthily.
The Senate Agriculture Committee begins marking up its version of the Farm Bill today. The legislation, introduced last Friday by Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Ranking Member Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), includes measures to improve access to affordable, healthy food for low-income Americans and enhance federal nutrition education programs.
While using game-related challenges in public health endeavors is not new, video games and avatar-based simulations are emerging as an effective way of teaching healthy behaviors. Read more about this story in the March 2012 issue of The Nation’s Health newspaper.