May 31, 2012 New York City's mayor wants to ban sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces from being sold at restaurants, delis and other venues to combat obesity. It's not the first time Mayor Bloomberg has taken on the soda industry. The announcement is prompting objections from beverage distributors — and from some New Yorkers who say they're fed up with the crusades of so-called Nanny Bloomberg.
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New York City food carts would also be affected by Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal to ban sugary drinks 16 oz. and larger.
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May 31, 2012 Mayor Bloomberg's proposed ban on large sugary drinks may not slake peoples' thirst for them, or address the obesity problem. A behavioral expert says people who want to buy lots of soda may just rebel at being told what to do.
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Bloomberg's got his sights on these.
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May 31, 2012 New York City's mayor wants to block sales of sugary drinks larger than 16 fluid ounces. It's his latest idea about making his city healthier. Is it a good one?
A sweetener by any other name ...
May 30, 2012 The FDA ruled that changing the name high fructose corn syrup to "corn sugar" would cause confusion.
New Haven Public Schools' summer food truck will deliver an expected 40,000 free meals to kids in eligible neighborhoods during July and August.
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May 30, 2012 Families that qualify for free and reduced school lunches can struggle to feed kids out of their own pockets all summer. But many kids can't - or won't - come to school for free summer meals. So some administrators are loading lunches on colorful, hip food trucks and bringing the meals to the kids.
The Obamas host a Passover Seder for family, staff and friends at the White House on April 6.
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May 29, 2012 In the Obama household, there are some rules at mealtime. The Obamas eat brown rice instead of white, limit dessert to a few times during the week, and pack lots of vegetables into dinner.
May 29, 2012 A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds certain genes may predict a person's food choices and eating habits. Two genes in particular, which are associated with obesity, were significantly associated with more snacks per day from fats and sweets — as well as more servings from dairy and meat.
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May 25, 2012 In his book The Omnivorous Mind: Our Evolving Relationship with Food, neuroanthropologist John S. Allen discusses the history of human eating, from foraged foods on the savannah to four-star meals cooked by celebrity chefs, and discusses why crunchy foods like tempura and fried chicken have universal appeal.
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May 25, 2012 Amy Richter was slathered up in oil and wearing a sparkling red bikini when she competed in her first bodybuilding contest a few years ago. That was quite a change for an Episcopal priest. Host Michel Martin speaks with the "Ripped Reverend" about keeping the body and spirit strong.
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May 23, 2012 More than 70 percent of respondents say they've made efforts to cut back on fats, added sugars and salt, they're trying to eat more whole grains, and they're trying to cut calories by drinking water, and low -or zero- calorie beverages.
May 23, 2012 Have you thought about switching to barefoot running? New York Times exercise columnist Gretchen Reynolds did — and promptly injured herself. She details what she did wrong — and how to keep your own feet healthy — in her new book, The First 20 Minutes.
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May 22, 2012 A federal judge says POM Wonderful violated the law by making claims that led people to believe the juice could treat, prevent or reduce the risk of certain diseases. But the company is claiming victory because it will not have to clear its future marketing plans with the FDA.
May 22, 2012 Author Alice Randall recently raised eyebrows when she wrote in an op-ed, "black women are fat because we want to be." This comes after the release of her new novel Ada's Rules where a preacher's wife takes care of everyone but herself, until she realizes she's gained 100 pounds. Host Michel Martin speaks with Randall and regular moms contributors.
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After dark, North Americans' food choices become much less healthy. Junk foods are spread across the continent at 10 p.m. Eastern.
May 22, 2012 Data from a mobile phone app shows that people all over the world eat less healthy foods later in the day and at night. Is it a lack of healthy options? A lack of willpower? Whatever the answer, it's not good for our health.
If you run more, you may hurt less.
May 17, 2012 Studies comparing how athletes and nonathletes tolerate pain show that physical activity can help people dealing with chronic pain learn to cope with it better, researchers say.
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