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BMI Report Cards Get Another “A” in Humiliation
One emerging feel-good policy for fighting childhood obesity involves schools sending Body Mass Index (BMI) “reports” to parents in hopes of educating them about their kids’ weight. But like…
Posted March 31, 2011 at 12:00 am
Marathon Runner Powered by Fast Food and Willpower
A fit and trim 36-year-old marathon runner will have consumed 30 days' worth of fast-food—from breakfast through dinner—by the time the starter gun sounds at Sunday's Los Angeles Marathon.
Posted March 14, 2011 at 12:00 am
Quote of the Week
Helping America's youth achieve excellence in both academics and physical fitness is a top priority of educators and parents. And the solution is a no-brainer: Recent studies confirm that…
Posted February 9, 2011 at 12:00 am
Trimming the Fat from Al Jazeera’s Obesity Report
Al Jazeera (yes, that Al Jazeera) has a new report out for its Fault Lines program called “Fast Food, Fat Profits,” that purports to document America's obesity problem.
Posted November 19, 2010 at 12:00 am
Fishy Trade Maneuvers
Trade wars? Catfish? Vietnam? These are all things we don’t normally talk about, but today they all meet. Trust us. It’s interesting. The domestic catfish industry (largely located along the…
Posted February 3, 2010 at 12:00 am
Join Us on Facebook
As part of our expanding social network, we’ve formed a fan page on Facebook. So please, become a fan and help us reach out to all those college…
Posted January 4, 2010 at 12:00 am
Merry Christmas from CCF!
We hope you’re enjoying some quality time with your families (and finishing that last-minute shopping). The Christmas season is a fitting time to reflect on our common gift of personal…
Posted December 24, 2009 at 12:00 am
Straight Talk About Sugars? That’s Sweet.
Consumers are often confused by all the conflicting information out there about sweeteners. To help clear the air, we’ve built a new website to help bust the myths about…
Posted August 19, 2009 at 12:00 am
‘Heirloom Arugula Won’t Save Us’
Seeing that sentence in the new issue of Mother Jones magazine had us doing one of the biggest double-takes ever. Mother Jones – the preferred glossy of anti-burger activists…
Posted March 5, 2009 at 12:00 am
The Week In Review
With the exception of an unfortunate slip-up by one major news outlet, there was a promising pattern in this week’s food news: common sense. A landmark study broke the bad news to…
Posted February 27, 2009 at 12:00 am