WHO urges price hikes on sugary drinks in obesity fight

WHO urges price hikes on sugary drinks in obesity fight

The UN health agency on Tuesday urged countries to start taxing sugary beverages as they fight against an obesity epidemic, pointing to evidence that price hikes can dramatically reduce consumption. The World Health Organization’s recommendations on sweetened beverages came as the world seeks to bring down whopping obesity rates, with one in three adults overweight. […]

12.10.2016 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Less fatty ‘Satisfries’ hit Burger King menus in US

Less fatty ‘Satisfries’ hit Burger King menus in US

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Fast food giant Burger King introduced a lower-fat, fewer-calorie French fry to US patrons Tuesday, allowing customers to order a side of “Satisfries” with their meal. The new fry, which is being sold alongside the old classic, has one-third the fat and 20 percent fewer calories. And a small-size order contains 270 calories […]

25.09.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Back to school: keep kids alert with nutritious snacks

Back to school: keep kids alert with nutritious snacks

(Relaxnews) – While kids need snacks to help fuel their brains in the classroom, some choices are clearly better than others. Not only are bags of chips, cookies, and soda contributing to the obesity epidemic in youngsters around the globe, these foods are high in fat, sugar, and calories and can lead to bouts of […]

03.09.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Michelle Obama teams up with rappers to fight obesity

Michelle Obama teams up with rappers to fight obesity

(Relaxnews) – As part of her “Let’s Move” campaign against the obesity epidemic in the US, Michelle Obama has turned to a number of rappers to release a new hip-hop album, “Songs for a Healthier America.” The album will be released in September. For this inspirational album, which will be distributed in schools in New […]

NY bid to ban giant fizzy drinks falls flat

NY bid to ban giant fizzy drinks falls flat

(NEW YORK CITY-AFP) – New York’s bid to ban giant, sugary sodas on public health grounds suffered a new setback on Tuesday when an appeals court upheld a ruling striking down the proposed legislation. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has championed the measure as part of the fight against an obesity epidemic and rampant diabetes, immediately […]

01.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, U.S. News ·