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.

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.

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.”

The Dietary Guidelines Saga

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Is Nutrition Coalition’s campaign “dangerous and harmful” — as some critics claim? The saga of the revision of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans continues.

The Problematic Dietary Guidelines

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A look at how the most recent set of Dietary Guidelines for Americans went from recommendation to reality. They may not sound like a big deal, but they matter.

Guidelines of Contention

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How did the most recent revision of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans come into being? The backstory is more complicated than a spy novel.

How Policy Is Made

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Where should nutrition advice come from? And who should and should not be funding related research?

Lobbyistic Nonsense

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Today we consider an example of the type of resistance the Center for Digital Democracy and other advocacy groups have been up against.

Sugar Tax and Scandal in the U.K.

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The U.K. government has been pushing erroneous messages, resulting in increased consumption of low-fat junk food, and people are getting fatter and fatter.

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