The delicate proxy clash has pitted Democrats eager to emphasize issues like hunger and nutrition against traditionalists who believe the department should represent rural America.
The “war on childhood obesity” has only caused shame.
Many parents are concerned to see what their kids are learning about food, body image and weight while remote learning.
Even levels of blood pressure that are generally considered “normal” may be high enough to foster the development of heart disease, new research shows.
While many people gained weight during the lockdowns, others have used the change in routine to eat better and exercise more.
Even people who aren’t obese may be more likely to become seriously ill when infected with the coronavirus, the C.D.C. said.
People with extra weight may struggle to mount a robust immune response to the coronavirus — and may respond poorly to a vaccine.
A rigorous three-month study found that people lost little weight, and much of that may have been from muscle.
Experts say it can result in long-term weight loss and significantly improve physical and emotional health and even longevity.
Long thought to have medicinal benefits, fungi including reishi, lion’s mane and chaga are gaining popularity in the wellness world.
The economic strain of the coronavirus pandemic has more Americans turning to food banks and charity for help feeding their families.
A crusade against the F-Factor diet.
Sugar substitutes may help stave off weight gain, but they have metabolic effects that some experts find concerning.
Athletes detailed “fat talks” and eating disorders they said a prominent coach at Wesleyan had fostered. When the same coach was assigned to lead changes in the environment he created, the students protested once again.
Eating a diet high in sugar and processed foods could dent our long-term health in part by changing how well our bodies respond to exercise.
The prime minister, who cited his own problems with obesity, said his hospitalization with Covid-19 had prompted his push to tighten regulations on junk food.
Distorted eating behaviors occur in young people irrespective of their weight, gender, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation.
Bacteria in the small intestine may drive inflammation that makes it harder for children to get the calories and nutrients they need.
Over the past months, Americans have embraced comfort food with a renewed fervor. But this isn’t the first time culinary habits have shifted during a pandemic.
Scientists helping to update the latest edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are taking a harder stance on alcohol.
Instead of beefing up the SNAP program during the pandemic, the government opts for a return to Depression-era food lines.
Sales of vitamin D to promote immune health have soared, but studies of vitamin D and Covid-19 have yielded mixed results.
Social isolation and unstructured days add to the anxiety of those struggling to achieve a healthy relationship with food.
A way has been found to enrich the unfortified flour that Tanzanians eat as a staple. But the pandemic is getting in the way.
Child hunger is soaring, but two months after Congress approved billions to replace school meals, only 15 percent of eligible children had received benefits.
We know why Covid-19 is killing so many black people.
Is it OK to be “body positive” while striving to be thinner?
Democrats are seeking to raise benefits as research shows a rise in food insecurity without modern precedent amid the pandemic. But Republicans have balked at a long-term expansion of the program.
I hope to offer some useful survival tips and help you realize that however distressed you may feel, you are neither abnormal nor alone.
With schools shuttered, the inactivity and snacking typical of summer breaks puts more students at risk of obesity and health ills.
Sunlight is not a cure for coronavirus, but it does have other benefits for mind and body.
Improving our metabolic health could help ward off future medical, economic and social calamities from whatever pathogen next comes down the pike.
Many school cafeterias are now operating more like community soup kitchens, even though the federal school meals program won’t reimburse districts for meals served to struggling adults.
People are finally cooking more.
In “This Is Big,” Marisa Meltzer writes about the bond she formed with Jean Nidetch, the long-ago founder of Weight Watchers.
Kurbo by WW promises to fight childhood obesity by teaching kids aged 8 to 17 healthy eating strategies — but is it ever a good idea to teach kids how to diet?
As the coronavirus limits access to food, many are relying on customs, like seed saving and canning, that helped their forebears survive hard times.
Parents who struggle with food and self-image can inadvertently pass along unhealthy behaviors. Here’s how to avoid it.
If the coronavirus has busted your diet — and you’ve busted out the fat pants — here are some tips to get back on track.
Even the most well-meaning comments can have a big impact on a child’s body image and long-term relationship with food.
A federal district judge has ruled that the Agriculture Department’s regulation easing sodium and whole-grain standards in school meals violated regulatory law.
Comfort foods like chips and cookies can short-circuit our biology and accelerate the onset of diabetes and heart disease.