Chip Kelly, the new head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles thinks what his players eat has a profound effect on how they play football. The once popular “Taco Tuesdays” and “Fast Food Fridays” were cut from the team’s diet and replaced with fresh, whole food meals.Read More:Philadelphia Eagles Coach Bans Junk Food
Efforts to improve the diets of America’s children have led the USDA to create its latest weapon in the fight against childhood obesity: the Smart Snacks in School rule.Read More:Expelled! USDA Boots Junk Foods from Nation’s Schools
While many people are accused of “inhaling” their food—particularly the junky-fast kind, new research says that may become more difficult, especially for children who appear to be developing asthma as a result of eating fast food.Read More:Fast Food Appears to Cause Asthma in Children
The risk of developing colon cancer increases for certain individuals with a propensity for eating junk foods, reports a new study published in the current issue of the journal, Cancer.Read More:Junk Food May Increase Colon Cancer Risk, New Study Finds
“Occasional” French fry eaters take note: just one junk food meal can cause damage to your arteries says new research out of the ÉPIC Center of the Montreal Heart Institute.Read More:Every Junk Food Meal Causes Damage to Arteries, Cites New Research
Last week, the Walt Disney Company made a major announcement that the park would be implementing strict guidelines regarding the promotion of junk foods throughout the organization’s many channels along with major changes to menu items sold in its theme parks to help combat the nation’s rising obesity problems.Read More:Don’t Go To Disneyland If You Want to Pig Out
Dr. Neal Barnard of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine was recently made fun of by for insisting that hot dogs are addictive. And recent research coming by way of universities and government facilities suggests there may actually be more truth to the claim than The Daily Show gave the PCRM credit for; and even adding to the list a number of processed and sugary foods and beverages that can cause addictive behaviors on par with alcohol, tobacco and other serious drugs like cocaine.Read More:Are You Addicted… to Processed Food? New Research Says You Might Be
Californians may have just spotted a gem amidst the rubble of America’s crumbling economy: The California FreshWorks Fund is a $200 million public-private partnership aimed at increasing healthy and affordable food for the state’s most challenged communities.Read More:California Strikes Gold: $200 Million for Access to Fresh Food
A story appearing on the ABC news website on June 21 reveals that major U.S. snack companies are paying experts to “debunk” scientific research studies linking their products to negative health effects like the rising number of cases of childhood obesity and diabetes.Read More:Scientists Paid to Promote Junk Food
Anyone wondering why more than 23 million U.S. children and adolescents are overweight or obese can find the answer in a study published this month in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.
Researchers from the National Cancer Institute can sum it up in two words: empty calories.
Here are the basic findings:Read More:Kids Consume 40% of Calories from Solid Fat, Sugar