Return of the Twinkie

Twinkies made their grand reappearance today after an eight-month hiatus. “The sweetest comeback in the history of ever” – the new box logo – included some changes for Twinkie. First, the 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 […]

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 […]


By now, I assume most people have heard Jennifer Livingston’s story. If you haven’t, you’re missing out on an inspirational message about bullying, self worth and respect. Livingston is a morning news […]

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 […]

Self-fulfilling chubby prophecy

Apparently, just perceiving yourself as fat can lead to extra pounds. A researcher at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology found that teenagers who feel fat, but aren’t actually fat, […]

Dogs like treadmills too

Just like American people, U.S. pups have a weight problem. More than half of the dogs in the U.S. are classified as overweight or obese. Of the 41 million heavy-set dogs, […]

Couch potato kids

Couch potato kids top the list of American adults’ biggest concerns about kids’ health, according to a new survey. The National Poll on Children’s Health, conducted by University of Michigan’s C.S. […]

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