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FOOD FOR KIDS: Are we making progress on childhood obesity?

By Elaine Watson

Childhood obesity in the US now affects almost one-in-five children aged two to eighteen. Rates vary by age, but are highest among Hispanic and African Americans, and continue to rise. So what can we do about it, and are existing strategies failing children?

WATCH: FoodBytes! Chicago winner Capro-X tackles acid whey

WATCH: FoodBytes! Chicago winner Capro-X tackles acid whey

By Elaine Watson

Capro-X - a spin-off from Cornell University - uses microbes to convert the organic compounds in acid whey into high-value flavor and fragrance ingredients such as caproic acid and caprylic acid, which are currently sourced from palm oil.

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