McDonald’s Unholy Alliance with Athletes
Fast Food / Marketing

McDonald’s Unholy Alliance with Athletes

Olympic fever is starting up again and brings with it a deluge of soda and fast f0od ads.  The unholy alliance with McDonald’s and Coca-Cola was criticized by health professionals before the 2012 Summer Games in London. “At an event that celebrates athletic achievement, I don’t think we need to promote high-calorie, high-fat foods that are not good for the health … Continue reading

Will the PTA Champion Ending Junk Food Marketing in Schools?
Advocacy / Fast Food / Junk Food / Marketing / School / Soda

Will the PTA Champion Ending Junk Food Marketing in Schools?

Researchers from Yale University have called on parents to take action on junk food marketing in schools.  In an editorial published in JAMA Pediatrics they detailed how marketers have taken advantage of tight school budgets to turn places of learning into ads for soda, fast food, cookies and candy. Almost two-thirds of elementary schools provide food coupons as … Continue reading

“It’s Not About Nutrition” Guest Blogger Recommendation
Behavior

“It’s Not About Nutrition” Guest Blogger Recommendation

Today’s guest blogger is  Kelly Rogers Victor who earned her Ph.D. in philosophy from Columbia University and has taught at Columbia, NYU, University of Florida, and Oakland University. The mother of four, she is also completing certification as a Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Her blog, KALEandKANT.com reflects philosophically on food, family, culture, … Continue reading

Is This the Year We Drain the Food Swamp?
Advocacy / Fast Food / Food Addiction / Food Environment / Junk Food / Marketing / Sugar

Is This the Year We Drain the Food Swamp?

  “Americans today live in a food swamp,” says Deborah Cohen, a physician and researcher at the Rand Corporation.  Her new book is A Big Fat Crisis: The Hidden Forces Behind the Obesity Epidemic and How We Can End It.  Bottom line?  “We have to drain the swamp.” Progress on this front in 2014 didn’t look … Continue reading