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F.D.A. to Require Calorie Count, Even for Popcorn at the Movies

original source: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/25/us/fda-to-announce-sweeping-calorie-rules-for-restaurants.html?_r=2 WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration announced sweeping rules on Tuesday that will require chain restaurants, movie theaters and pizza parlors across the country to post calorie counts on their menus. Health experts said the new requirements would help combat the country’s obesity epidemic by showing Americans just how many calories lurk in their favorite foods. […]

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Kohl’s, Penn State Hershey team up to fight childhood obesity

Kohl’s has awarded Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital with $159,039 to support its Healthy Champions program, which teaches children and families the importance of bringing healthy choices to life – starting with eating healthy and getting active.  The Healthy Champions Program, delivered by Penn State Hershey PRO Wellness Center, is an education and awareness initiative designed to teach […]

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American soda goes on a diet

Big Soda has agreed to go on a diet and scale back the calories in its sugary drinks. original source: http://money.cnn.com/2014/09/24/news/companies/soda-calories/index.html?iid=HP_River A consortium formed by the American Beverage Association, Coca-Cola (KO), Dr. Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) and PepsiCo (PEP), has reached an agreement with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to reduce beverage calories by 20% by 2025. To accomplish this, the soda […]

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Parents Support Healthier School Food Policies by 3-to-1 Margin

Parents Support Healthier School Food Policies by 3-to-1 Margin

Original Source: http://www.rwjf.org/en/about-rwjf/newsroom/newsroom-content/2014/09/parents-support-healthier-school-food-policies.html Washington D.C.—The vast majority of parents of school-age children support strong national nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold to students during school, according to a poll released today by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the American Heart Association (AHA). The findings come as school districts […]

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It’s never too early to protect your heart: Tips for young adults

Good health habits help protect your heart. And the sooner you start them, the better. Early in adulthood, the health of your heart may not be something you give a lot of thought to. But cardiologists have a message for you: It should be. “[Heart disease] is your number one health threat,” says Tracy Stevens, […]

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