Americans are asking questions about how food and drinks affect their health, and communities are taking steps to get them answers.
When a Boston public health campaign doesn’t produce much healthy change, a coalition looked at ways to improve the message.
Under USDA’s proposed nutrition standards, parents will no longer have to worry that their kids are using their lunch money to buy junk food at school. Combined with the improvements in school lunches that schools began implementing this school year, at […]
Bag the Junk is an informational website to support the NEA Health Information Network’s Healthier School Food Advocacy project. The Healthier School Food Advocacy project is a national initiative to improve the nutritional quality of snack foods and beverages sold […]
It’s no secret that Americans’ excessive consumption of sugary drinks contributes to the growing obesity epidemic. This year, the Life’s Sweeter Challenge used Food Day as an opportunity to spread the health message about sugary drinks and have some good clean (though […]
The number of people receiving emergency treatment because they consumed energy drinks has spiked in the U.S. over the past few years. A recent government survey indicates that from 2007 to 2011, the number of emergency department (ED) visits related to […]
When Coca-Cola released “Coming Together,” a 2 minute ad addressing obesity, it was met with jeers and howls of laughter. Now that the laughter has died down, CSPI thought it would attempt to translate the ad’s Cokespeak into plain English. […]
The HeLP America Act supports fruits and vegetables in schools, guidelines for healthier food marketing to kids, sodium reduction in processed and restaurant foods, consistent front-of-pack labeling, healthier food on federal property and national parks, and other nutrition, physical activity, […]
Some kids can’t get enough of online games where they can pretend to run a candy factory or decorate cakes. But children who play with these games may eat more, and eat more junk food, even if the game features […]