obesity

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?

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…

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.

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…

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…

Nestlé’s 2012 Sustainability Report: Creating Shared Value for the Long Term

In Nestlé’s 2012 sustainability report, you will find evidence that not only is shared value alive and kicking, but also you see an…

CSR in Qatar: Youth and Health Are a Start

A comfortable standard of living and high incomes do not mean a country is free of social problems--nevertheless, the dynamic atmosphere infectious in…