The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing menu labeling regulations for chain restaurants with 20 or more outlets, a non-profit group says.
A bill introduced in the U.S. Congress would require fast-food and other chain restaurants to post calories and nutrition information on menus.
The New York City Board of Health has unanimously approved a measure requiring chain restaurants to disclose calorie counts on menus and menu boards.
Public health advocates are lobbying for limits on the availability of sports drinks such as Gatorade and Powerade in high school vending machines.
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration anti-obesity plan to educate consumers and label low-calorie foods relies more on encouragement than enforcement.
A nationwide education campaign launched by the Health and Human Services Department focuses on a theme of small steps Americans can take to combat a rising tide of obesity in the United States.
Restaurants have responded to adult health concerns by offering foods low in fat, calories, sugar and carbohydrates but a new study shows the trend has not yet made its way to the children's menu.
Children's menus at some U.S. sit-down restaurant chains feature unhealthy foods, the Center for Science in the Public Interest said Tuesday.
A dramatic rise in childhood obesity rates in the United States can be blamed at least partially on the media, experts contend, adding that those same media also could use their significant influence to help solve what has become a major public health pro
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