Thursday 24 Apr 2014

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Soda debate bubbling across the country

In an attempt to reverse the obesity epidemic, lawmakers and health officials across the nation are considering new laws and taxes. Legislation in California calls for the nation’s first warning labels on sugary drinks. A soda tax is being debated …

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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

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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

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Study: Half-cent tax does not impact consumption of sugary drinks

The consumption of sugary drinks will not be impacted by a half-cent per ounce tax, according to new data published in the Journal of Agricultural Economics. The study, funded