Thursday 02 Oct 2014

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All posts tagged junk food

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First Lady calls for limiting junk food marketing, expanding free school meals

First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack laid out new restrictions on Tuesday, limiting junk food and sugary drink marketing in schools. The new rules prohibit  advertisements for unhealthy foods on school campuses. Also included are bans […]

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Study shows that fast food advertising penetrates schools

Most students attend schools where they are exposed to fast food and beverages through meals, advertising and promotions, according to a study released Monday. Ten percent of elementary school

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Schools serving up better options help reverse obesity

Schools across the country are taking several steps to fight obesity by providing healthier foods, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The