obesity obesity
Stories About

obesity

University of Chicago medical student Manny Quaidoo adds a pinch of salt to the spinach feta frittata he's learning to cook as part of a culinary medicine class. Monica Eng/WBEZ hide caption

toggle caption
Monica Eng/WBEZ

A Dose Of Culinary Medicine Sends Med Students To The Kitchen

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/419167750/419240861" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A mock-up of a warning label for sodas and sugary drinks proposed in California by public health advocates. California Center for Public Health Advocacy hide caption

toggle caption
California Center for Public Health Advocacy

Beginning April 1, all sugary beverages and food of "minimal-to-no nutritional value" sold on the Navajo reservation will incur an additional 2-cent tax. April Sorrow/Flickr hide caption

toggle caption
April Sorrow/Flickr

An economist with the Rand Corporation argues that Los Angeles' fast-food ban failed because it merely blocked new construction or expansion of "stand-alone fast-food" restaurants in neighborhoods where that style of restaurant was uncommon to begin with. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
David McNew/Getty Images
Maria Fabrizio for NPR

Lots Of Seniors Are Overweight, But Few Use Free Counseling For It

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/387529382/388378631" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A woman pushes a cart at a Costco store in Hackensack, N.J., in 2013. Big-box stores are effective delivery devices for fattening foods, economists argue in a new study. Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg via Getty Images