The obesity problem

The free office pizza is piling up the calories for many Americans, says the CDC. Pic: ©GettyImages/Ivanko_Brynjakovic

Freebie office snacks full of empty promises, says CDC report

By Gill Hyslop

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that free snacks at work make up a weighty amount of the – empty – calories daily consumed by approximately 140 million working Americans.

Dr Margo Wootan: 'I’m not saying parents are not responsible for their children’s eating patterns, but we need to stop pretending that the answer is just that parents need to grow a backbone and say no...'

'In the US we have this view of what ‘kid food’ is, which is very different from what it is in other countries ...'

FOOD FOR KIDS: We're making progress, but the kids’ menu in many leading restaurant chains remains a ‘nutritional disaster,’ says the CSPI

By Elaine Watson

It’s time to stop blaming parents and accept that the food environment has to change if we are going to improve kids’ diets, says CSPI VP nutrition Dr Margo Wootan, who told delegates at the FoodNavigator-USA FOOD FOR KIDS summit that trying to ensure...

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