A Twinkie shows off its creamy filling in this file photo from 2005. A snack-cake sales slump is one reason Hostess Brands is seeking protection from its creditors.
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January 11, 2012 Twinkies maker Hostess Brands Inc., is again seeking protection from its creditors, blaming high debt and rising costs of labor and raw materials. Sales of Twinkies are down, despite its prime product placement in the 2009 film Zombieland.
Researchers looked at whether restaurants and stores that sold unhealthful food near high schools affected students' weight.
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June 20, 2011 Researchers in Maine found no significant relationship between the proximity of unhealthful food stores to schools and high school students' weight. But a critic said the study was too small to answer the question definitively.
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