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Tipping the Scales on Obesity: How to Sell Health

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Obesity is among the most pressing public health concerns today -- and the situation has just taken a turn for the worse.

Christina Wilkie

Food Lobby Creates Stealth Campaign To Attack Anti-Obesity Film

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The world's largest food industry lobbying group is waging a stealth campaign to discredit the highly anticipated anti-obesity documenta...

Here's Some Good News For Calorie Counters

AP | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 t...

Behind the Brands

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 04.29.2013 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

The system is poised for change. Now is the time for all of us to show companies that it is in their interests to lead. No brand is too big not to listen to its customers, and if enough of us urge the "Big 10" to do what is right, they will have no choice but to listen.

ood Companies Use Latest Technologies to Market Directly to Children

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 11.24.2012 | Parents
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Parents have long felt outgunned when battling the food industry for the hearts and minds of their children. The latest frontier is ads on smartphones and tablets. New technologies allow companies to directly reach children by placing their products in games for touch-screen devices.

Kraft CEO Comes Out Against Cuts To U.S. Food Stamp Program

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 09.11.2012 | Business

Kraft isn’t going give up its slice of the food stamp pie without a fight. Tony Vernon, the incoming CEO at the world’s third largest food and ...

PepsiCo To Cut 8700 Jobs Despite Higher Revenue

AP | MAE ANDERSON | Posted 04.10.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — PepsiCo is trying to put some fizz back into its business. The food and drinks maker announced a restructuring on Thursday that inclu...

Are Increased Food Prices at Odds With Increasing Innovation?

Phil Lempert | Posted 04.04.2012 | Home
Phil Lempert

Innovation is key to growth for food companies, and adds excitement and many benefits for the purchasers of these products. However, I question whether repurposing funds is the way to go.

3 More Pepsi Brands Join $1 Billion Club

AP | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home

PepsiCo $1 Billion Club Gets 3 New Members: Mountain Dew, Brisk, Starbucks

How The Food Industry Controls School Meals

Posted 02.04.2012 | Education

In a biting piece in The New York Times Sunday, investigative reporter Lucy Komisar offers an in-depth look at how the food industry -- and its comple...

Pizza As A Vegetable? Thanks, But No Thanks!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.28.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Good health is perennially on the list of reasons any family has to be thankful, and food is among the most potent of influences on health. The differential effects of pizza and a mixed green salad on health don't change just because politicians play around with the lexicon.

Thomas' English Muffins Sues To Keep 'Nooks & Crannies' From Hostess

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PHILADELPHIA — Chris Botticella knows the secret to those "nooks and crannies" in Thomas' English Muffins – the way they cradle butter and...

PETA Stock: Animal-Rights Group Now Owns Shares In 80 Companies

AP | MICHAEL J. CRUMB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DES MOINES, Iowa — An animal-rights group known for sending out scantily clad demonstrators to protest fur and other provocative stunts has gain...

Obesity Initiative Sends Food Companies Scrambling

Marion Nestle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marion Nestle

Food companies wanting to do something to prevent childhood obesity are in a bind. Preventing obesity means staying active, eating real, not processed...