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More than 75 percent of of all items found in public food vending machines are candy, chips, and cookies.

A discussion with Nestlé USA's chairman about what manufacturers owe the public and the paths to better food policy.

How many of the Congress members' constituents used food stamps didn't matter at all.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 20, 2013
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The First Lady wants us to drink more water. How much more? That's not so clear.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Sep 13, 2013
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The whole Idea of New York City's (currently delayed) large sugary drinks ban was to get New Yorkers to consume less soda. But what if they actually ended up drinking more with such a regulation in effect?

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Apr 14, 2013
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The simple act of changing the color of a food label can have big results in what we perceive as healthy—or not.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Mar 31, 2013
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The state with the highest obesity rate in the country won't allow cities or counties to restrict portion sizes of foods or beverages.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Mar 12, 2013
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New York City will appeal the legal ruling that has halted its big soda ban—and it won't be the first time one of the city's public health laws has landed in court.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Mar 11, 2013
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The New York City soda ban is now in effect, and it's hitting everything from milkeshakes to lattes.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Mar 7, 2013
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Watch out, potato growers of the world: As lower calorie options take hold at fast food joints, a new study suggests french fries could be a casualty.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Feb 11, 2013
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Keep this in mind the next time you read about a new food being linked to cancer: The vast majority of those studies, new research finds, are pretty much bunk.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Nov 30, 2012
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Denmark will repeal its fat tax after it showed an unintended consequence: It pushed Danes to shop in other countries for fattier foods.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Nov 13, 2012
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Lawsuits have become a rite of passage for New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg's many public health initiatives - and it looks like the forthcoming big soda ban will be no exception.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Oct 15, 2012
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Labeling a food as "medium" rather than "large" can actually lead diners to eat more, rather than less.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Oct 1, 2012
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New ads from Blue Cross Blue Shield Minnesota have drawn criticism for their depictions of overweight American. But an official there thinks they're just what we need drive down obesity rates.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Sep 28, 2012
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New research on milk pricing suggests a small fat tax, increasing the relative cost of fattier foods by a quarter or two, could go a long way.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Sep 12, 2012
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Schools have been ditching soda en masse. But we still don't know whether that will make students any healthier - or whether they'll seek out sugary drinks elsewhere.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Aug 7, 2012
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Researchers at Cornell University's Food and Brand Lab has a new, albeit, unconventional take on how to solve our obesity crisis: Call in the comic book super heros.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Jul 23, 2012
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