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The $250 Trillion Cost Of Climate Change And Obesity

Citigroup now projects a staggering $72 trillion global cost tied to man-made climate change during the 21st century. The industrial fast food complex…

Comedian Mocks Congress Inaction on Healthy School Lunch

Nick Offerman and Funny or Die joined forces to create a parody on unhealthy cafeteria lunches to raise awareness for the American Heart…

Cause Marketing: The Success of Michelle Obama’s Drink Up Campaign

Does cause marketing actually work? New data shows Michelle Obama's Drink Up Campaign is encouraging Americans to drink more water. Although some have…
Pizza, American Pizza Community, USDA, FDA, Dominos, obesity, Leon Kaye, school lunches, public relations, lobbying

The Latest and Loudest DC Lobby Force: Pizza

The American Pizza Community has become the a formidable lobby in DC, fighting school lunch and calorie disclosure regulations tooth and nail.
Washington DC, healthy corners, DC Central Kitchen, food deserts, social enterprise, Fresh & Easy, organic, Leon Kaye, bodegas, public health, obesity

Healthy Corners Program Tackles Urban Food Deserts

The Healthy Corners program distributes fresh produce to small corner stores in 'food deserts' that can try selling it at a profit with…
Residents learn how to solve the mystery of food labels at a Team Up 4 Health class in Middlesboro, Kentucky.

Whose Health is It, Anyway? Learning About Behavior Change Through CSR

Statistically, eastern Kentucky is a place where people smoke more, weigh more and die sooner than almost anywhere in America. Of course, life…

Is Wendy’s Dropping Soda From Its Kid’s Menu?

Wendy’s is reportedly is dropping soda from its kid’s menu.
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Pepsi, Coke, Coca Cola Life, Pepsi True, stevia, public health, soft drinks, stevia root, obesity, Leon Kaye, cola wars

Coke v. Pepsi: Battle Stevia

Coke and Pepsi are each launching a stevia line - can they breathe life into the flagging soda market?
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Boston Doctors Fight Obesity with Prescribe-a-Bike Program

In a new move to help reduce obesity in low-income neighborhoods, doctors in Boston are writing bike share prescriptions as an alternative to…
Corn Syrup

Even Corn Syrup Officials Call Attempted HFCS Rebranding “Dishonest and Sneaky”

New documents show the Corn Refiners Association thought the rebranding of high fructose corn syrup as "corn sugar" was a bit of a…

Five 2014 CSR Game-Changers

In 2013 corporate social responsibility moved from "do good" actions to a business best practice. This year, these five CSR game-changers will accelerate…

Mexico Taxes Soda to Combat Obesity

Mexico has successfully passed legislation placing an 8 percent sales tax on sugary soft drinks in response to their obesity epidemic.
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How Bicycling Cuts Health Care Costs for Businesses

From America’s bicycling hub of Portland to countries around the world, evidence suggests bicycling to work can save companies money on health care…
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New Standards for School Vending Machines Provide More Than Healthy Snacks

New USDA standards for food and beverage sold in school vending machines that were prepared in collaboration with the food industry bring to…

Nickelodeon Declares It Won’t Restrict Ads for Unhealthy Food

Last week, Nickelodeon said it won’t restrict ads for unhealthy food. “As an entertainment company, Nickelodeon’s primary mission is to make the highest…