As part of a broad effort to reverse an alarming and profound increase in childhood obesity in the US during the pandemic, FDA is seeking to improve children’s diets, and is also taking steps to limit exposure to toxic elements in baby food and reduce...
In a Citizen’s Petition filed today, children’s health advocates are ramping up pressure on FDA to address the labeling of so-called ‘transition formulas’ or ‘toddler milks,’ which they say offer “no unique nutritional value,” threaten the health of young...
Young kids (aged 3 to 5) were found to be highly susceptible to overeating when given larger portion sizes, challenging the "self-regulation" theory, in which children are claimed to have a natural ability to respond to internal cues of hunger...
On November 6, voters in Richmond, California will decide whether to apply a penny-per-ounce tax to sugar-sweetened beverages after city council members voted 5-2 this week to include the measure on the ballot, despite strong opposition from the beverage...
US children would have to consume an average of 161 calories fewer each day to reach the government’s failed 2010 goal of reducing childhood obesity prevalence to less than 5%, and current trends point to a continued increase, according to a new study.
It’s been two years since Michelle Obama launched her Let’s Move initiative with the aim of ending childhood obesity within a generation – and the First Lady claims that “we have begun to change the conversation about childhood obesity in America”.
The food industry recognizes the need to change the way it makes and markets its products, the Grocery Manufacturers Association said in a presentation to an IOM childhood obesity prevention committee on Thursday.
Cutting kids’ consumption of added sugars and decreasing the portion of unhealthy foods advertised to children are among measures recommended in the long-awaited report from the President’s Task Force on Childhood Obesity.
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) has said that food science has an important role to play in the federal government’s plans to reduce childhood obesity, including Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign.
With childhood obesity rates apparently sky rocketing around the world, celebrity chefs redesigning school meals, and international initiatives to influence what our children eat, now is an interesting time for child nutrition.
A number of major food firms in the US have been called upon to
follow the lead of the Kellogg Company, by restricting food
marketing to children and improving the nutritional profile of
their kid-oriented products.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Health and
Human Services (HHS) are to hold a forum to examine the food
industry's marketing practices to children, and to review the
progress of actions taken so far to...
Government, industry and the general public have yet again been
called upon to curb the climbing childhood obesity crisis in the US
by a recently published report from Stanford University's School of
Reducing portion sizes and spreading information on healthy eating
are just some of the initiatives that the food industry needs to
take in order to help prevent childhood obesity, according to a new
report by the Institute of Medicine...