SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco has a long history of bold public health and environmental stances, going after everything from plastic bags in grocery stores to cigarettes to sugary drinks.
WASHINGTON - First lady Michelle Obama's campaign for healthier school lunches has stalled in Congress after anti-hunger groups and more than 100 Democrats protested the use of food stamp dollars to pay for it.
WASHINGTON - The American Beverage Association, the trade group for the nation's soft drink makers, spent nearly $4 million in the second quarter lobbying the federal government on taxes on sugary beverages, children's nutrition and fitness, and other issues, according to a recent disclosure report.
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Obama administration is calling on mayors to help in the fight against childhood obesity because the effort won't work if communities don't engage in it, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told a conference Friday.
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. - While the other preschoolers were warming up to the vegetable pesto lasagna, 3-year-old Avery Bennett dived in with no hesitation.