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


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.

The Battle for Impressionable Minds


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


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

The Revolving Door


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


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


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


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


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


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

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