Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey , the president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation , the largest health philanthropy in the U.S., said Wal-Mart Stores Inc .’s pledge to reduce the salt and sugar content in the food it sells is an important step toward curbing childhood obesity.
House Republicans are trying to roll back school-lunch nutrition requirements -- passed in 2010 with the backing of First Lady Michelle Obama -- saying the rules bust local budgets and micromanage what children eat.
Obesity among children from lower earning families rose compared to their well-off counterparts, according to a study that suggests the U.S. weight epidemic may be another sign of a growing divide between rich and poor.
Walt Disney Co., aiming to combat childhood obesity by banning junk-food ads, will require that food and beverage advertising to kids on its TV networks and radio stations meet new nutritional standards by 2015.
First lady Michelle Obama won pledges today from food and beverage companies including Campbell Soup Co ., Kraft Foods Inc ., Kellogg Co ., General Mills Inc . and PepsiCo Inc., to reduce the calorie counts in their products.
Bill Ackman ’s first tour of Newark ended at aspiring Mayor Cory Booker ’s apartment in a housing project plagued by drug dealers and rats. The hedge fund manager still recalls a sinking feeling as graffiti-covered elevator doors closed and they rode to the 16th floor in pitch darkness.