Snacks (page 9)

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

WWJS? What Would Julia Say—A Sweet Video

With some food companies swapping out high fructose corn syrup for table sugar, there’s a big hullabaloo about so-called “natural” sugar gaining marketplace momentum. We’ve long held that it’s…
Posted July 21, 2010 at 12:00 am

Big Government Doesn’t Mean Smaller Waistlines

Kelly Brownell, Yale’s resident food-policy and obesity blowhard, is once again using the opinion page of the Hartford Courant to score some points in favor of wildly…
Posted July 14, 2010 at 12:00 am

Healthy Food Is A Matter of Choice, Not Price

The fallacy that unhealthy food is all that low-income consumers are able to afford is perpetuated by a new study by University of Washington researcher Adam Drewnowski. His…
Posted June 4, 2010 at 12:00 am

Shaking Up the Nanny State

As the federal government’s Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee considers its options before releasing its official nutritional recommendations this year, it’s clear that the latest push is against salt. Backed by…
Posted May 21, 2010 at 12:00 am

Candy = Contraband?

With Congress considering the reauthorization of the federal Child Nutrition Act, which regulates school lunches, there’s a renewed focus on what kids should be eating. Unfortunately, some activists…
Posted May 10, 2010 at 12:00 am

CCF vs. Vilsack

From celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s TV show Food Revolution to the recent launch of Michelle Obama’s childhood obesity initiative, lots of big names are focusing on changing what kids…
Posted May 6, 2010 at 12:00 am

Taxing “Junk Food” Is Trashy Policy

A study released last week provides America’s obesity police with new ammunition by concluding that raising the price of pizza and soda—through taxes, say—would reduce how much of them we consume (and…
Posted March 16, 2010 at 12:00 am

Sugar Baron Goes Sour on High Fructose Corn Syrup

The agriculture-focused Capital Press carried a rather unsurprising story yesterday: Sugar farmers are pleased that beverage makers are replacing high fructose corn syrup with ordinary sucrose (cane and beet sugar). One example: The San Francisco school district …
Posted January 15, 2010 at 12:00 am

Europe Binges on Fat Taxes

European governments are resorting to an array of punitive “fat taxes” in an ill-conceived bid to stop people from putting on weight. The latest site of this authoritarian binge is…
Posted January 13, 2010 at 12:00 am