The obesity problem

Nonprofit pressures Aramark to speed-up its efforts to improve the nutrition of the meals it serves

Nonprofit pressures Aramark to improve the nutrition of its meals

Despite Aramark’s ambitious five-year plan to improve the health of Americans 20% by 2020, the public health non-profit Balanced wants the food service giant to do more to improve the nutrition of the meals it serves more quickly. 

The Cook County soda tax is expected to generate more than $200m next year, according to the Illinois Department of Revenue. ©iStock/OcusFocus

Cook County soda tax due to take effect today

Sugar Reduction: What’s next? At IFT, companies weigh in

How will added sugar labeling change the market? At IFT, companies weigh in

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Steviana Bioscience aims to make a splash at IFT with next generation stevia sweeteners

Seattle joins other cities such as San Francisco and Berkeley in voting to impose a soda tax. Pic:iStock

Seattle City Council passes soda tax

Candy companies commit to reduce pack-sizes, increase transparency

Leading candy companies make historic commitment to reduce pack-sizes, increase label transparency

Bugs could hold key to fighting obesity says former President Clinton

Bugs could hold the key to fighting childhood obesity, suggests former President Clinton

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Holistic approach that downplays RCTs best path to optimal nutrition, paper says

NACS, Cumberland Farms commit to expanding access to healthy options

NACS, Cumberland Farms commit to expanding access to healthy options

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Functional foods have role in reversing 'thin outside, fat inside' phenomenon, paper's authors conclude

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