Celebrities (page 5)

Playgrounds Give Kids the Tools to Get Fit

First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiatives to fight childhood obesity have so far ranged from wishy-washy to downright wrongheaded. But today, the campaign took a promising turn with…
Posted September 30, 2010 at 12:00 am

Food-Focused Video Games Keep Kids on the Couch

 Voting closes on Saturday at AppsforHealthyKids.com, a competition sponsored by First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign to fight childhood obesity. Professional and amateur web developers have…
Posted August 9, 2010 at 12:00 am

Another Week, Another Fad Celebrity Diet

Whether it’s pushy vegans or organic snobs, it seems like Hollywood’s C-list always has an opinion about the best ways for us mere mortals to lose weight.
Posted June 21, 2010 at 12:00 am

Exercise, or Torment?

America’s most notorious food guilt-tripper, the sprinkle-hating MeMe Roth, apparently needs something new to do during the summer months when demonizing Santa Claus for being hefty won’t get…
Posted June 10, 2010 at 12:00 am

Pollan Plays the Blame Game

Writing at CBS Moneywatch, Joe Kita is skeptical of one ice cream brand’s new marketing strategy: touting that it only has five ingredients. Asked for his opinion, foodie…
Posted June 8, 2010 at 12:00 am

Taking on Childhood Obesity

The politics of obesity are complex, indeed. As legislators in Ohio found out, even something as simple as increasing recess time can run into snags. In the Buckeye State, …
Posted June 1, 2010 at 12:00 am

Fitness Proof Is in the Presidential Pudding

Phil Vettel, the Chicago Tribune’s food critic, notes a certain whiff of hypocrisy in First Lady Michelle Obama’s food-focused campaign to solve Americans’ weight woes. While she’s preaching about…
Posted May 20, 2010 at 12:00 am

“The View” Can’t See Straight on High Fructose Corn Syrup

On Friday, ABC's The View invited Phil Lempert, the self-anointed supermarket “guru,” to talk about high fructose corn syrup. Sound like a recipe for disaster? We thought so. We pointed…
Posted April 19, 2010 at 12:00 am

Olympic Gold Medalists Disqualified for Unthinking Vegan-Pushing

The vegan activists masquerading as a respectable doctors group at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) are going full bore with a campaign to expel meat and…
Posted April 7, 2010 at 12:00 am

Hollywood Serves Up Food Elitism

Food, Inc. failed to win the best “documentary” Oscar on Sunday, but that likely won’t diminish its influence. If you’ve seen this one-sided hit piece on modern…
Posted March 10, 2010 at 12:00 am