Snacks (page 11)

Another Big Sham in the Big Apple

With all their public awareness campaigns, you’d think the anti-fat warriors in New York City’s government could keep their so-called “good” and “bad” foods straight. But as the New York…
Posted October 16, 2009 at 12:00 am

Food Cops’ Obesity Message is Off-Key

Ever wonder why more people don’t take the stairs—especially when so many people are trying to lose weight? An enterprising group in Sweden (an initiative of Volkswagon) had a theory…
Posted October 13, 2009 at 12:00 am

Doubling Down on L.A. Zoning Bans

We told you last week about a study from the California-based RAND Corporation which found that the fast food zoning ban in South Los Angeles was based on questionable premises.
Posted October 12, 2009 at 12:00 am

Would You Take Dietary Advice From This Man? (Part Deux)

“Twinkie tax” creator Kelly Brownell has been on a years-long crusade against the dietary decisions of other Americans. Yesterday, he and fellow doom merchant David Ludwig wrote in the Los Angeles Times in…
Posted October 7, 2009 at 12:00 am

Super Sized Swindle

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Morgan Spurlock, the director and star of the 2004 “schlock-u-mentary” Super Size Me who was last seen giving a profanity-laced speech to high school…
Posted October 5, 2009 at 12:00 am

Hizzoner’s Nanny Culture, With a Grain of Salt

The New York Times reports today that Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been caught “salt-handed.” Despite targeting sodium in his latest nanny-state crusade, the mayor privately enjoys pouring it on…
Posted September 23, 2009 at 12:00 am

Quote of the Week

 The Los Angeles Times took aim at the “food police” this week, specifically at the deceptively-named Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine’s lawsuit against hot dog makers and the…
Posted August 14, 2009 at 12:00 am

Kids’ Health Can Be Saved By The Recess Bell

The newest figures from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicate that fully one-third of schools don’t offer physical education or recess options to all students. You know what…
Posted June 29, 2009 at 12:00 am

‘You Can’t Get Buff If You’re On Your Duff’

We were tickled by the opening sentences of this editorial in the Albany Times Union: “Government can slap taxes on soda and ban sugary snacks in schools, but those…
Posted June 2, 2009 at 12:00 am

MeMe Roth’s Food-Hating Stunt of the Week

 It’s almost hard to believe that anti-obesity zealot MeMe Roth consented to this profile in the Sunday Guardian. After all, this isn’t the first time Roth came across to…
Posted May 26, 2009 at 12:00 am