Tweens ignore calorie info

When it comes to calorie counts at fast food restaurants, most tweens and teens just don’t care. A new study published in the Journal of Public Health surveyed youth ages 9-18 […]

Mississippi passes bill banning soda bans

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law this week a bill that prevents cities and counties in the state from banning supersized sugary drinks and huge restaurant portions. Take that, New […]

Fat letters

One school district’s approach at combating obesity is facing criticism from parents of students who received “fat letters.” Schools in North Andover, Mass., measured students’ height and weight to determine their […]

Fat-shaming into weight loss

Public health efforts to reverse America’s growing obesity epidemic aren’t working fast enough for one prominent bioethicist. Daniel Callahan, a senior research scholar and president emeritus of The Hastings Center, is […]

Obese driving risk

Here’s an obesity stat you may not have heard before: Obese drivers are significantly more likely to die in a traffic collision than people of normal weight. That’s according to new […]

Plus-size mannequins

Have you seen him? “Him” being the plus-size mannequin causing big uproar on the blogosphere? If not, here he is: A user of the online forum Reddit posted a photo of the […]

Biggest Loser tackles childhood obesity

When the Biggest Loser returns to primetime in January, the reality show will be joined by overweight teenagers and trainer Jillian Michaels. Michaels – the say-it-like-it-is, in-your-face trainer – left the […]

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