Topics :: obesity

(Don’t) Eat, Pray, Hate: Christian Organization Plans 40 Day Fast Against Marriage

By Bobby McGuire | Tuesday Apr 22, 2014
The Family Foundation of Virginia and other anti-gay gay religious organizations around America in an marathon protest against marriage equality that will include 40 days of prayer and fasting.

Sodexo Food Service Company Pledges Better Meals

By Darlene Superville | Saturday Mar 15, 2014
One of the nation’s largest food service companies, Sodexo, is making a series of changes in support of Michelle Obama’s anti-childhood obesity initiative.

Food Industry Cuts Calories Four-Fold Over Pledge

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Thursday Jan 9, 2014
Some of the nation’s largest food companies have cut daily calorie counts by an average of 78 per person, a new study says, more than four times the amount the industry pledged to slash by next year.

Health Law to Put Calorie Info on Vending Machines

By Holly Ramer | Thursday Dec 26, 2013
Requiring calorie information to be displayed on roughly 5 million vending machines nationwide will help consumers make healthier choices, says the Food and Drug Administration, which is expected to release final rules early next year.

Doctors Told to Get Serious About Obesity

By Mike Stobbe | Thursday Nov 14, 2013
The medical profession has issued new guidelines for fighting the nation’s obesity epidemic, and they urge physicians to be a lot more aggressive about helping patients drop those extra pounds.

The Right Bacteria May Help Fight Obesity

By Lauran Neergaard | Friday Sep 6, 2013
Different kinds of bacteria that live inside the gut can help spur obesity or protect against it, say scientists at Washington University in St. Louis who transplanted intestinal germs from fat or lean people into mice and watched the rodents change.

Tax $$ At Work: Federal Agency Asks Why Lesbians Are Obese

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Mar 14, 2013
The National Institutes of Health is spending $1.5 million on a study that examines why lesbians and straight men are more likely to be obese than gay men.

Studies Firmly Tie Sugary Drinks to Obesity

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Saturday Oct 13, 2012
New research powerfully strengthens the case against soda and other sugary drinks as culprits in the obesity epidemic.

Mississippi Tips Scale as Nation’s Fattest State

By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Sunday Jul 10, 2011
Rural Mississippi is the country’s fattest state for the seventh year in a row, according to an annual obesity report issued Thursday.

Campbell’s Soup Works to Fight Obesity

By GEOFF MULVIHILL | Thursday Feb 17, 2011
The Campbell Soup Co. is planning to spend $10 million over the next decade on a new initiative to reduce obesity and hunger among children in Camden, the company’s impoverished hometown.