A lesson in how major food and beverage companies influence public perceptions about obesity

In 2009, a group of the world’s largest and most powerful food and beverage companies banded together to make a voluntary pledge of reducing calories in the US food supply. This group of now 16 food and beverage companies, which control about 25% of the US food supply, formed the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation. It […]

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Is the extent of kids’ exposure to screens and digital media cause for concern?

What’s the downside of intense screen and digital media exposure on infants, children, and teens? The upside of technology gets a lot of attention. And rightly so. Technology’s potential impact is without question, whether in health, development, economic opportunity, civic engagement, government, and connectedness. Change happens fast, and it’s only getting faster and larger (see […]

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