The government shutdown: a threat to health

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Update Oct. 4: In a news release on October 2, the Pennsylvania Department of Health outlined the steps being taken to maintain the WIC program... Read more

Portion size: Paree vs Philly

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I just got back from 10 days in France. Like John Travolta in Pulp Fiction, I was struck by all the little differences in Europe—how... Read more

Best public health blogs

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What interests you: Disease sleuthing? Global bioethics? Protecting the food supply? Protecting yourself when you travel? A new ranking... Read more

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

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

Sequester puts America’s brain trust at risk

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On Friday if Congress and the president do not act, what is known as the budget sequestration-- automatic cuts to a wide range of government... Read more

Why attack snack food in schools?

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By Jonathan Purtle Last Friday, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced new standards to regulate the nutritional content... 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