Check out the latest public health news for Thursday, September 19, 2013.
As our nation’s kids head back to the classroom, they are being greeted by healthier school environments than students just a decade ago.
Too many children are showing up to school hungry. Three out of five U.S. teachers see their students eat too little before school.
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.
In its 150th anniversary year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is as busy as ever ensuring safe, sufficient and nutritious food for Americans.
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.
The impact of soda intake on public health spawned major legislation last week. On May 31, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city’s Department of Health proposed a ban of sweetened drinks larger than 16 ounces at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts. On its heels, the Center for Science in the Public...
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.
New blood clot guidelines dispel myth that flying economy-class increases your chances of dangerous blood clots. Three new studies examine how Facebooking can hurt self-esteem when falling into the trap of social comparison. Another reason to quit smoking- new evidence suggests it can take a toll on memory. Wal-Mart plans to use simple labels to...
New York City health department defends its use of scare tactics in latest health ads, aimed at changing health behaviors. A third U.S.-based cruise ship experienced an outbreak of stomach illness among passengers. A recent study finds rate of child abuse higher that SIDS, yet doesn't receive the same attention. National Wear Red Day aimed...
Students will soon find fewer hot dogs and more apples and broccoli on their school lunch menus thanks to new federal nutrition guidelines announced Wednesday.