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'Junk food' banned from U.S. schools July 1

All junk food in a la carte lunches, vending machines, student stores and even fundraisers, including bake sales, will be banned from United States schools as of July 1. Some parents think the move is great, but others are highly critical.
In the Media by Mike White - 3 comments

Many L.A. area stores market junk food, tobacco and alcohol

Los Angeles - A statewide survey looked at the availability of tobacco products, alcohol and food in retail environments of more than 7,300 California stores. It was found that L.A. has the highest concentration.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 6 comments

Junk food sales rise when peoples' favorite NFL team loses

Consumption of junk food rises in home towns on the day, and the day after, when the local National Football League (NFL) team loses a game.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Canadian obesity experts call for ban on kids' junk food ads

Leading obesity experts in Alberta, Canada are calling for a ban on junk food and beverage ads that target kids. The impetus is to curb obesity rates that the researchers say should be the responsibility of governments, at least in part.
In the Media by Kathleen Blanchard - 11 comments

Poll shows Americans want junk food in face of obesity crisis

In spite of the health crisis posed by the growing obesity epidemic, the majority of Americans oppose their junk food and sodas being targeted by government legislation.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas

NYC Mayor seeks to ban junk food from hospital cafeterias

New York - New York City hospital cafeterias could soon put an end to serving junk food if Mayor Michael Bloomberg has his way. The Mayor is on a mission to ban fatty and sugary foods from the city's hospitals.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 3 comments

Study: Researchers suggest sleep loss affects junk food cravings

A new study has been published that suggests the amount of sleep an individual gets is related to his or her predisposition to junk food.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 13 comments

Disney to ban junk food ads

Walt Disney will ban junk food ads on its TV, radio and online programs by 2015. The entertainment giant will also phase out adverts for products that do not conform to its nutritional guidelines.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Junk Food Market Still Kicking , but Hostess Suffers Sugar Crash

It is easy to blame Hostess' problems on the decrease in sales, but they only saw a small decrease in sales last year. Hostess' problems are due to management, and not market shares.
In the Media by John Bichler - 1 comment

Is this the end of the Happy Meal?

The king of the fast food industry -McDonald's- is under pressure to end its most iconic meal - the Happy Meal. Many top medical experts have called for it to be axed amid growing concern over children's health.
In the Media by Lewis McCathie - 2 comments
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