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.
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.
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.
The obesity rate among 2- to 5-year- olds dropped by almost half in the U.S. over the past decade, according to a report suggesting a new wave of Americans may avoid the risks of heart disease and diabetes linked to being severely overweight.
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.