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.
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.
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.
As our nation’s kids head back to the classroom, they are being greeted by healthier school environments than students just a decade ago.
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.
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.