Government Shares the Burden with Parents to Encourage Healthy Eating

Although obesity is rampant in children and adults in the United States, the government is doing its best to encourage children to eat healthy foods. Students have returned to school and may have noticed cafeteria meals are not the same. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has changed its rules about what should be [...]

National Study Indicates Junk Food Laws May Reduce Children’s Obesity

A recent study, conducted by the Journal of Pediatrics, revealed that children who reside in states that have strong laws regarding the sale of junk food may be less likely to become obese. Dr. Daniel Taber, who led the study, concluded that consistent laws in each grade are crucial for the junk food laws to have [...]

Disney Eliminates Sugary Ads from Kid’s Television Shows

A 2011 study conducted by Dr. Natalie Pearson and Professor Stuart Biddle confirmed that television commercials for unhealthy snacks influence poor eating decisions. Additionally, Dr. Biddle stated eating in front of the television is distracting and can lead to overeating. In particular, the researchers also noticed that parents may give children snacks to eat while watching [...]

Consumer Health: Will New York City Ban Sale of Large Size Sodas?

Politicians are public leaders, but can they create laws that will eliminate choices from the public’s diet? Dr. Robert Lustig stated in a 60 Minutes episode about sugar addictions that eating sugar creates “a public health crisis.” According to Dr. Lustig, sugar can be addictive and cause many serious health problems. More recently, Mayor Michael [...]