The average meal at a chain restaurant contains more than half the calories, 1.5 times as much sodium and almost all the fat that people are recommended to consume in an entire day, researchers in Canada found.
First lady Michelle Obama, in a deeply personal speech that contrasted Chicago’s civic treasures with its urban blight, called for more community resources for youth programs and tougher federal laws to combat gun violence.
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.
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.
Anti-obesity efforts by 48 companies, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Walgreen Co., have led to more fresh foods in poor neighborhoods, reduced soda consumption and a jump in vegetable sales, a U.S. report shows.