Republican Columbia representative Sheila Butt has filed a bill in Tennessee to prohibit low-income families from using their food stamps to buy junk food and processed food items, which can include candy, ice cream and other sweets.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 17, 2017
When parents buy prepackaged, processed meals, they believe their families really like the ready to eat meals, and not just simply because they lack the time to cook or plan family dinners, according to a new study.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 10, 2017
The World Health Organization has released a report that warns parents to protect their kids from pervasive junk food ads on mobile apps. Experts believe stricter regulations must be put in place to prevent ballooning obesity rates.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 7, 2016
Kids associate eating junk food to having a 'better time.' A new report finds that fast food TV commercials are too tempting for kids and can lead to high consumption of unhealthy food items.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 5, 2016
Teens today idolize and follow A-list music celebrities such as Beyoncé. New research suggests that most of these pop stars endorse food and beverages that may be unhealthy for youngsters.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 7, 2016
People who are bored tend to crave unhealthy food such as sweets and chips, researchers have found. Why does being bored trigger cravings for junk food?
Healthy Living/Wellness May 1, 2016
More and more studies are uncovering how junk food advertisements negatively affect kids' consumption of junk food. An expert says food ads contribute to the rising childhood obesity epidemic.
LIFE February 1, 2016
Australian researchers showed that yo-yo dieting could likely be just as damaging for gut health as a consistently bad diet. Disrupting gut microbiota has been linked with gastrointestinal issues as well as obesity.
LIFE January 22, 2016
UK-based loans company Buddy Loans has released a video and infographic that outlines how much calories are included in popular fast food options. It also highlights how much exercise people who consume such junk food must make in order to burn off those excess calories.
LIFE December 17, 2015
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found 36 percent of American adults are still obese in the 2011 to 2014 study. Is junk food really to blame or is it something else?
LIFE November 14, 2015
Fat people and skinny people eat about the same amount of junk food, a study finds. Researchers say targeting junk food as the main culprit in obesity in America misses other important factors, such as lack of exercise and insufficient healthy foods in the average diet.
LIFE November 6, 2015
A unique experiment showed American Diet can result to insulin resistance and oxidative stress in 3 days.
LIFE September 17, 2015
Australian study found smaller hippocampi in older people with unhealthy diets (Western Diet).Junk food affects brain areas responsible for mental health, learning and memory.
LIFE September 17, 2015
Experts discuss the 'licensing effect' in shoppers who bring reusable shopping bags to the grocery store. In a study, they found that those who bring reusable shopping bags with them are more likely to buy junk food as a reward for doing good to the environment.
LIFE July 21, 2015
It’s the king of all junk food to satisfy your deepest, darkest cravings for good, old-fashioned unhealthy food.
Internet Culture June 27, 2015
Consumption of junk food disrupts the balance of good gut bacteria that helps a person to remain thin. Professor Tim Spector has released a new book that links microbes, food and health for addressing obesity.
LIFE May 11, 2015
African and African-American volunteers swapped diets for two weeks and saw changes in their level of colon cancer risk.
LIFE April 28, 2015
Here are the best snacks to munch on in celebration of 420, no matter if you are craving something with chocolate or cheese, or spicy or salty.
FEATURE April 20, 2015
Researchers have found that ants living on the streets of Manhattan have developed a liking for the food people eat, allowing them to thrive in an urban environment.
April 2, 2015
Ants in New York City are eating foods meant for humans. What can researchers tell about the insects from this finding?
April 2, 2015
As part of its 'Kids Eat Right' campaign, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics approves Kraft American Cheese Singles to labeled as health food.
Internet Culture March 18, 2015
In celebration of its 75th anniversary, Dairy Queen is giving away free cones. However, these Secret Menu items are the best items to order the next time you're in the mood for a frozen dessert.
FEATURE March 16, 2015
Minor league baseball team the Wilmington Blue Rocks added a new hot dog concoction to its menu — featuring a Krispy Kreme doughnut, bacon and jam.
Internet Culture March 11, 2015
Frito-Lay announced the first new flavor of Cheetos in 67 years. The new flavor is called Sweetos and are cinnamon and sugar puff snacks.
Internet Culture January 23, 2015
Mythbusters co-host Grant Imahara reverse engineers McDonald's french fries to find out how they are made and what exactly the ingredients are.
Internet Culture January 22, 2015
Women from South Korea are given American junk food snacks for the first time and are asked to rate them. The women are left confused about how and why we eat foods like feels like eating belly fat.
Internet Culture January 21, 2015
Even though many make resolutions to cut of the junk and eat healthier after the holidays, a new study found that food spending increases after the holidays and junk food purchases don't decline.
Internet Culture January 7, 2015
We have both good and bad news for Girl Scout cookie-lovers. While you can now order your boxes online, there are some cookie flavors that didn't make the cut.
Internet Culture December 23, 2014
Labor negotiations in the U.S. Have caused french fry shipments to be delayed, sparking a panic for Japanese restaurant who rely on the orders.
Internet Culture December 5, 2014
Researchers from Australia found that companies that sell unhealthy food and beverages have high engagement with young people on Facebook.
LIFE October 27, 2014
A new study found that eating comfort food when feeling sad does not make people feel better. It appears that food and memory have a bigger connection than food and mood do.
Internet Culture October 9, 2014
A new study using college students at Cornell University found that eating with someone who is overweight could prompt you to overeat.
Internet Culture October 6, 2014
The convenience store chain 7-Eleven is partnering with P90X pro Tony Horton to sell healthier options like kale juice and salads.
Internet Culture October 2, 2014
Michelle Obama tackles comedy again to help battle obesity in the U.S.. The first lady is featured in a new ‘Funny or Die’ video for a fake movie trailer about junk food zombie students who need a healthy heroine.
Movies/TV Shows September 3, 2014
New research suggests that we can train the brain to enjoy eating healthy food. The research rejects the popular belief that unhealthy eating behaviors linked to food addiction is hard to change.
Internet Culture September 2, 2014
In a recent study by Australian researchers, it was concluded that when given the option between healthy and unhealthy foods for an extended period of time, rats would consistently return to the unhealthy foods and shun new flavors.
Internet Culture August 31, 2014
A study from the website Wisegeek portioned a variety of different foods to see exactly what 200-calorie portions look like. It is no surprise that you can eat vegetables for the same amount of junk, but the photos put perspective on eating habits.
Internet Culture August 23, 2014
Nutella prices could rise because of a shortage of hazelnut caused by bad weather in Turkey. Sales for the popular cocoa and hazelnut spread increased last year worldwide, but cocoa and almond prices are also at an all-time high.
Internet Culture August 17, 2014
A new study shows that children who eat snacks and sweets are happier than those who do only occasionally or never. It also shows that allowing an hour of television for your child may prove to be beneficial to his or her well-being.
LIFE April 26, 2014
Children are struggling to make healthy food choices, with fast food chains promoting healthier foods and their standard fare in the same way. Just 10 percent of children are able to differentiate apple slices and french fries due to Burger King's packaging.
LIFE April 2, 2014
A science teacher lost 37 pounds by eating McDonald's food three times a day for a 90-day period.
LIFE January 8, 2014