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New York Obesity

NYC Obesity Rate Skyrockets

Posted 09.30.2013 | New York

Since Mayor Michael Bloomberg took office in 2002, the obesity rate in New York City has climbed a staggering 25 percent among adults. The New Yor...

Soda "Ban" May Actually Increase Freedom of Choice

Lauren Hunter | Posted 11.21.2012 | New York
Lauren Hunter

The ban on excessive single-serving beverages takes the home field advantage away from soda companies and gives consumers the opportunity to consider their real preferences.

Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Ban: Misdirected and Short-Sighted

Hazel N. Dukes | Posted 01.23.2013 | New York
Hazel N. Dukes

I believe that it's going to take all of us -- business, government, society, nonprofits, individuals -- working together to solve our obesity challenge. We need more holistic programs, not a narrowly focused, short-sighted ban that won't work.

Urban Air Pollutant Linked to Obesity

Wendy Gordon | Posted 06.19.2012 | Green
Wendy Gordon

Cleaner air, just like healthier diet and access to parks and recreation areas, is our ticket to a smarter, healthier, more productive life for our children.

Food Fight At P.S. 9: Mother's Battle Against Junk Food Gets Extreme

New York Times | SUSAN DOMINUS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MeMe Roth, a publicist and an Upper West Side mother of two, is getting really, really mad -- "and I do not mean angry," she clarified. "I mean mad, l...