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2014-05-05 12:29:01

Leading Obesity Groups Take Action to Educate on Obesity Discrimination & Weight Stigma SILVER SPRING, Md., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research shows that most Americans support policies that address weight discrimination. In fact, approximately 3 out of 4 individuals support efforts to add body weight as a protected class under Civil Rights laws, and the majority of those surveyed (at least 60%) are supportive of other policy efforts to address weight discrimination...

2014-05-01 12:29:44

TAMPA, Fla., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and The Obesity Society (TOS) released newly-drafted guidelines aimed at educating media representatives on how to appropriately discuss the disease of obesity in the media. The guidelines focus on areas of journalistic reporting such as conducting balanced coverage of obesity, using people-first language to describe individuals with obesity,...

2013-06-10 23:00:51

Discrimination against obese and overweight individuals at work place and academia kept in closet for many years. Many people idealize prescription drugs as a solution to weight loss but yet missed an opportunity on a weight loss product, such as PhenObestin 37.5 that has been widely available. Vienna, VA (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 The most recent tweet by a Professor of Psychology at the University of New Mexico, Geoffrey Miller sparked an outrage across the country when he tweeted an insulting...

2013-03-08 00:00:01

New study highlights policy adherence and promotional efforts of water intake in child care settings Support is needed in child care centers to help meet existing water policies and new water requirements included in the 2010 Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act, according to a study published by the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity. The study, published in the March/April 2013 issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, is the first to document availability and...

2012-08-04 01:52:18

Food and addiction is emerging issue, says food policy expert Overweight and obese individuals can achieve a decade's worth of important health benefits by losing just 20 pounds, even if they regain the weight later that decade, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association's 120th Annual Convention. With a focus on psychology's role in overcoming the national obesity epidemic, the session also examined research that indicates foods high in sugar and fat could...

2012-07-04 22:55:16

"The obesity crisis is made worse by the way industry formulates and markets its products and so must be regulated to prevent excesses and to protect the public good," writes a leading food expert in this week's PLoS Medicine. Kelly Brownell from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University argues that like all industries, the food industry plays by certain rules: "It must defend its core practices against all threats, produce short-term earnings, and in do doing, sell...

2011-10-06 05:45:57

By Rhonda Craig, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) --Sugary cereals, syrupy snacks and toy-packed kids meals. The health industry says it´s working to regulate food marketing to children, but is it working? That´s one question researcher Marlene Schwartz, Ph.D., Deputy Director for the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University examined.   Research from Dr. Schwartz and her colleagues was presented at the Obesity Society´s 29th annual...

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2011-04-05 09:02:17

According to a new study, food addictions result in similar activity in the brain as drug addictions. "This past year we got interested in the idea of food addiction and the neural process," lead researcher Ashley Gearhardt, a clinical psychology doctoral student at Yale University, told the Los Angeles Times.  "We just wanted to get down and deep into whether people really experience food addiction." The study from the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity included 48 women...

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2011-01-26 07:44:23

American grocers joined forces with food and beverage producers to unveil a new system on Monday for placing nutritional information on packages ahead of plans from US regulators, who have pushed for clear and accurate labels to help fight the growing obesity epidemic in the United States. The front-of-package labeling move by industry leaders caught the attention of critics, who questioned the move, saying it appeared to be an attempt to dodge federal regulators and to distract consumers...

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2010-11-14 07:36:31

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is planning to veto a new city law that would put an end to toys being given away as part of a children's meal at restaurants. The law will require that restaurant kids' meals meet certain nutritional standards before they would be allowed to give away toys.  "We must continue pursuing real strategies against childhood obesity, but this legislation takes an intrusive and ineffective approach. Parents, not politicians, should decide what their children...


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