One of the least healthy places in the United States is taking an unexpected shift toward better health. In West Virginia's coal country, a growing health gap is fueled in part by shrinking industry and prosperity. Hari Sreenivasan reports on…
The world's largest soda manufacturers have pledged to reduce the number of calories in sugary drinks by 20 percent over the next decade. Judy Woodruff interviews PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi and Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of Robert Wood…
By PBS NewsHour
Vitamin A deficiency is a deadly threat to kids and pregnant mothers in the Third World. In the Philippines, the best nutrient sources are rarely part of the daily diet, so researchers have tried adding vitamin A to rice, a…
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
Scientists are genetically modifying crops like rice to get vitamin A into impoverished diets in southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. NewsHour explains why this vitamin is so important, where you can get it and why you shouldn't eat polar bear…
By PBS NewsHour
For children across the country, returning to school means eating mass-produced lunches. But Oakland, California, is implementing an ambitious plan to transform their lunch program to provide healthier, locally-sourced food. Jake Schoneker and his student journalists at Media Enterprise Alliance…
By Nora Daly
Research suggests that eating with your TV tuned to “Charlie Rose” (or other quality PBS programming, such as the NewsHour) is one way to keep calories in check.
Underfeeding a pregnant mouse can cause changes in the sperm of her male offspring, possibly affecting the health of her grandchildren, a new study published July 10 in the journal Science has found.
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
"The last thing that we can afford to do right now is play politics with our kids' health, especially when we're finally starting to see some progress on this issue," Mrs. Obama said at the White House.
By Megan Thompson
More than 21 million kids rely on free or reduced-price lunch during the school year, but only three million have access to nutrition programs during the summer.
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