Loretta DiPietro, PhD, of The George Washington University Milken Institute of Public Health spoke to Public Health Newswire about the health implications of physical inactivity in America. Photo by Andrew Cribb, courtesy iStockphoto
A Senate committee unanimously approved legislation today to reauthorize our nation’s child nutrition programs, which include school breakfasts and lunches.
Did you catch the latest public health findings from the American Journal of Public Health? Read on to hear the latest and check out what media outlets had to say about the new research.
Panelists in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Google+ Hangout discussed the importance of providing improved nutrition and more physical activity to schoolchildren nationwide to "turn the tide against obesity."
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.
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.
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...