Government Official Credits Being Big to Chocolate Milk

Sec. Perdue is meeting with with Senator Claire McCaskill.

Newly appointed Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue rolled back some Obama-era school lunch rules, but every story has two sides.

New Leadership at USDA

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The USDA recently acquired a new Big Boss, Sonny Perdue, who once ran a fertilizer business and then spent several years as governor of Georgia.

Culture, Health, and the Appalling Thing About Teenagers

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The kids who are drinking even one sugar-sweetened beverage per week are more than twice as likely already to be obese by the time they start kindergarten.

The Battle for Impressionable Minds

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Let’s continue to slog through the complicated history of the United Kingdom’s effort to quell obesity.

Where Did Pokemon Go?

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We don’t hear much about Pokemon GO anymore. Did people simply stop wanting to play? Did it have anything to do with the health benefits or lack thereof?

Elusive Motivation

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How are kids supposed to know there is something better to reach for? It’s even harder without ever having been introduced to positive feelings.

In the U.K.’s Childhood Obesity Fight, You Can’t Please Everyone

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When the United Kingdom issued the long-anticipated blueprint titled “Childhood obesity: a plan for action,” many people felt let down.

The Revolving Door

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We continue discussing the Nutrition Coalition, an influence group financed by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, and dietary guidelines.

Fat-Shaming in American Culture

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From the classic examples of media fat-shaming in the movies to the cliched iconography of obesity, obesity is often portrayed with a strong anti-fat bias.

Disappointment in the United Kingdom

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Still attempting to catch up with the multitudinous events on the obesity front in the U.K., we looked at the updated “Childhood obesity: a plan for action.”

Childhood Obesity News | OVERWEIGHT: What Kids Say | Dr. Robert A. Pretlow
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