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New McDonald's School Curriculum Teaches Kids 'Nothing Wrong With Fast Food'

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 10.15.2016 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

The company has created a new documentary for use in middle and high schools which promotes the McDonald's brand so aggressively, it can hardly be called "stealth" marketing. Instead, it's a veritable infomercial for the beleaguered fast food chain.

The Number Of Kids Eating Fast Food Is Falling

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2015 | Business

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Between 2003 and 2010, the number of U.S. kids eating fast food on any given day went down, and th...

Is the Obama Administration Allowing Industry to Delay Menu Labeling Implementation?

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

Consumers are responsible for making healthy food choices, not industry, food service establishments exclaim. But how can consumers make better choices if industry continues to fight to hide the caloric content of their food?

A Comprehensive Menu Labeling Standard Is Needed to Support Healthy Choices

Dan Glickman | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Dan Glickman

When families go to restaurants, movie theaters, sports arenas and supermarkets, they should have the option to eat healthier food and the calorie information they need to make informed choices between various food options.

What the Heck Happened to Let's Move? An Open Letter to Michelle Obama

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 05.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

If you continue to avoid supporting policy change, I believe that history will remember Let's Move as another "feel good" first lady program that's long on public relations and short on substance.

Rival Pizza Companies Team Up To Lobby Washington

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 05.29.2012 | Home

American pizza companies are banding together and heading to D.C. in late June to address their concerns about mandatory menu-labeling legislation pas...

Obesity: We Need an All-Out Campaign

James R. Knickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
James R. Knickman

If ever a challenge vexes us in the public health world, it is how to take on the obesity epidemic.

Hey Waiter! There's a Megacalorie in My Stew!

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The restaurant industry had resisted calorie labeling for years, but the future is clear: consumers, want nutrition information when they're ordering at restaurants.

MEAL Act: Dems Push To Get Calorie Counts On Menus

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen.Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro(D-Conn.) are reintroducing the aptly-named MEAL Act. "MEAL" stands -- somewhat awkwardly -- for Menu Edu...