January 24, 2012 People around the globe know they should be exercising more and eating better. But food manufacturers aren't helping, with dubious health claims and confusing nutrition labels. That's the word from a global survey on nutrition information.
October 6, 2011 USDA's proposed limits on starchy vegetables like the potato in school lunch have spurred the potato lobby, school food service directors, and members of Congress into action. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is stressing the spud's potassium and dietary fiber.
October 5, 2011 It all started when Wu forgot to pack her lunch one day. What she says she saw? "It was barely recognizable as food." Like for example, she found that many chicken nuggets were just 50 percent chicken.
September 30, 2011 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says changes to the school nutrition rule are underway, including more clarity on the recommendation to reduce kids' potato and starchy vegetable consumption. He also says rural America needs a 'thank you.'
Contestants from NBC's "The Biggest Loser" do yoga in Auckland, New Zealand.
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September 21, 2011 More than half of the people in a recent poll say weight-loss shows influence what they eat. And 49 percent say they believe the television programs will have a positive influence on the obesity epidemic.
August 18, 2011 Almost all school cafeterias now offer fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grain foods; most are working on farm-to-school initiatives, too, a survey finds. Of course, the kids still have to choose them.
The new nutrition law gives local providers preference when they bid for school food contracts.
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April 27, 2011 Getting schools to partner with local farms and food producers is a good first step to improving nutrition, says food activist Alice Waters. But just offering the food doesn't guarantee that kids will eat it, she says.
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