San Francisco General Hospital To Stop Offering Sodas, Sugary DrinksAnother San Francisco hospital plans to stop offering sugar sweetened beverages, saying that the drinks are unhealthy.
San Francisco Board Of Supervisors Approve Health Warnings For Sugary Beverage AdsThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation Tuesday that aims to educate consumers about the potential health problems associated with consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages as well as limit advertising and sales of such products on public property.
City Of Davis Mandates Water, Milk As Default Drink In Kids’ Meals To Fight ObesityA Northern California city says it's taking a stand against obesity, by making milk or water the default drink in kids' meals.
Nutritional Education Program Lowers Obesity Rates In Public SchoolsNutrition, victim of poverty, affects not only children’s health but also, their ability to learn and excel in school. Common Threads, a nutritional education initiative, is changing that.
Sewage Bacteria Levels Reveal Which Cities Have Weight Problems The community of microbes that live in a person's gut, known as the microbiome, is intricately tied to that person's health. The microbiome can influence, and be influenced by, a range of characteristics such as weight, disease, diet, exercise, mood and much more. But it can be difficult to draw large-scale conclusions about what constitutes a "healthy gut" because of the financial and privacy implications of sampling large enough numbers of people.
Can We Reduce Our Sugar Intake? WHO Announces New GuidelinesIt's no secret that Americans have a love affair with sugar, but we've been hearing for years that the collective sweet tooth is dangerous, if not deadly.
Bake Sales The Next Battleground For Childhood Obesity? Doctors Offer New Guidelines For Treating KidsThe American Academy of Pediatrics has come up with a new policy statement that wants parents and teachers to consider healthier or non food options when it comes to bake sales, birthday parties and fundraisers.
Cheers! Study Says Red Wine May Help Burn FatRaise a toast to your waistline. A new study finds a certain chemical consumed when you drink a glass of red wine is not only good for your health, it can help overweight people burn fat.
Binge-Watching Linked To Loneliness, Depression, ObesityBinge watching your favorite shows online can cause feelings of loneliness and depression.
Daylight Savings: Falling Forward Instead Of Back Could Lower Child Obesity Rate Researchers SayThis year Daylight Saving Time ends on November 2nd at 2:00 am and the clocks will turn back one hour, but some researchers say falling forward would lower children’s obesity rate.
Stanford Researchers Looking For Chocolate Milkshake Drinking VolunteersChildren between the ages of 4 and 8 are needed for a study on how the brain responds to milkshakes to better understand how individual differences in anticipating and tasting pleasurable foods influence risks of becoming overweight or obese.
San Francisco Supervisors’ Vote Narrowly Puts Soda Tax Measure On November BallotA two-cents per ounce sugary beverage tax, commonly called the soda tax, could be put on the November ballot in San Francisco depending on the city’s board of supervisors vote on Tuesday.
Report: Obesity Costing Alameda County Billions Every YearAlameda County health officials say a new report shows obesity among residents of all ages is costing the county billions of dollars each year.
Berkeley Voters To Decide On Penny-Per-Ounce Soda Tax This NovemberThe Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday night to put a measure on the ballot that would impose a penny-per-ounce tax on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages such as energy drinks. Diet sodas and juice would be exempted.
SF Supes Drum Up Support For Soda Tax MeasureIt was a long afternoon in the San Francisco supervisors chambers Wednesday, as supporters of a proposed ballot measure to tax sugary drinks as a way to combat childhood obesity tried to drown out the opposition from the beverage industry.