obesity

Study Suggests First Soda Tax in U.S. Is Working

According to the American Journal of Pediatric Health, consumption of sugary drinks in the Bay Area city of 117,000 decreased by 21 percent…

Skipping Breakfast May Not Be the End of the World After All

The daily breakfast is not a panacea for everyone, and studies that insist on that morning meal often use dubious methodology -- or…

Fast Food’s Future Uncertain as More Chinese Are Saying No

Western fast food is on the decline in China, according to research from McKinsey, suggesting that consumers in the world's most populous nation…

Healthy Foods Achieve Mass-Market Sales Levels

A record 43 percent of Americans now say they make their food and beverage purchases using the criteria of human and environmental health.

How Electric Cars Promote Weight Loss

Can electric vehicles promote weight loss? 3p economic correspondent Bill Roth thinks so -- and he's out to prove it with a short…

Baby-Boomer Weight Crisis is Crushing Millennials With Taxes and Debt

The baby boomer generation's lifestyle, and its unintended weight-related health consequences, is the greatest threat to our country’s ability to balance its budget…

Solutions To Our National Weight-Gain Crisis

The total cost of our national weight crisis is estimated at $5 trillion annually from increased health care costs, worker absenteeism and reduced…

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…

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.

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…

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.

Coke v. Pepsi: Battle Stevia

Coke and Pepsi are each launching a stevia line - can they breathe life into the flagging soda market?