Nutrition
Farmers markets, community gardens improve health. And not just for rich people

Farmers markets, community gardens improve health. And not just for rich people

Farmers markets are great for our health, especially our nutrition. But there’s one big problem.
Child nutrition reauthorization advances in Senate

Child nutrition reauthorization advances in Senate

A Senate committee unanimously approved legislation today to reauthorize our nation’s child nutrition programs, which include school breakfasts and lunches.
Child nutrition: The key to creating the healthiest nation

Child nutrition: The key to creating the healthiest nation

APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, discusses the importance of child nutrition and the role of schools in delivering in a guest post published on USDA's blog.
APHA supports FDA’s new menu labeling rule

APHA supports FDA’s new menu labeling rule

Consumers will soon better know the nutrition content of food at chain restaurants and other food retailers, thanks to a new menu labeling rule announced today by FDA.
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.
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.