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By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — More than half of Americans say they already have enough information at restaurants to decide whether they are making a healthy purchase. But they want even more.
By PBS NewsHour
Food chains, including restaurants, cafes and even some vending machines, will soon be required to list calorie counts clearly on their menus. Margaret Hamburg of the FDA, the group responsible for the new law, speaks with Judy Woodruff on the…
By Nora Daly
Coffee consumption may help offset some of obesity’s negative side effects, according to a new study published in the journal Pharmaceutical Research.
By William Brangham, Elisabeth Ponsot
As San Francisco considers a tax on sugary beverages, NewsHour Weekend spoke with residents as they bought their favorite drinks. We asked: if the price of their beverage of choice increased, would it change their consumption behavior?…
As a vote on whether to raise the tax on sodas, teas, energy drinks and any others that contain added sugar sold in San Francisco draws near, advocates for the beverage industry and public health arena weigh in on how…
Do lawmakers have a right to regulate consumption of products that contribute to the nation's obesity epidemic?…
One out of three Americans over 20 is pre-diabetic and another 29 million already have diabetes. According to a recent report, the risk for some cancers is 15 percent higher for someone with higher-than-normal blood sugar. Gwen Ifill speaks with…
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.
By Diane Jeanty
A new study released by Health Affairs on Monday shows that a proposed ban on sugar sweetened beverages purchased with SNAP benefits would significantly reduce obesity in adults ages 18-65. A subsidy for fruits and vegetables would more than double…
First lady Michelle Obama is answering Republicans in Congress who want to roll back healthier school meal standards, holding an event at the White House to highlight the success of the health guidelines. The Tuesday event is an unusual move…
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