Did the food industry buy your kid?

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In the wake of the New York State Supreme Court striking down New York City’s ban on sodas larger than 16 ounces, a surprising op-ed... Read more

The potential of parks (with programs)

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What gets people out and exercising in the park? Is it the characteristics of the community that surrounds the park, such as the presence or... Read more

Could immigration reform improve our health?

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During his State of the Union address last month, President Obama challenged the assembled lawmakers to tackle comprehensive immigration reform... Read more

Bloomberg’s big-soda ban is still effective!

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I am of two minds on the court decision Monday striking down the New York City Board of Health’s ban on the sale of sugary drinks over... Read more

Mediterranean Diet, without the hype

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By Michael Yudell Results of an important study out of Spain published last week in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine suggests... Read more

Too many women continue to die in childbirth

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JoAnne Fischer is executive director, and Bette Begleiter deputy executive director, of the Maternity Care Coalition, a Philadelphia nonprofit... Read more

How do you change the way kids eat? Ask a chef.

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Tia McDonald is director of culinary operations for the Vetri Foundation for Children, a non-profit founded by chef Marc Vetri and restaurateur... Read more

Teasing obese kids doesn't help them lose weight. It can backfire.

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Today’s post, by Nan Feyler, is one in a series of contributions by members of an expert panel intended to expand the breadth of The... Read more