| Oct 8, 2012
| 8:10 PM
New York City barred convenience stores and restaurants from selling outsize sodas. Boston's mayor halted pop sales and soft-drink advertising in city buildings to fight obesity and rising health care costs.
In Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to take...
| May 28, 2013
| 6:52 AM
Remember last week, when fans discovered that Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and his fiancee had registered online for wedding gifts at Bed, Bath and Beyond? His fans bought them almost every gift they asked for, which seemed strange...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 3:24 PM
The perceived dangers to children posed by often-sugary, much-caffeinated energy drinks resulted in much talk but no action Tuesday during a City Council committee hearing.
Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, has proposed banning drinks with at least 180 milligrams...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Mark Bittman’s bestselling book “How to Cook Everything” is also an app and to celebrate five years of the App Store, Apple is now giving it away for free.
Stuck at the grocery store without a clue what to do with the salmon you just...
| Dec 13, 2012
Chicago Park District vending machines have ditched their candy bars for granola bars and exchanged fried potato chips for veggie chips.
Next year, Chicago Public Schools are scheduled to wave goodbye to sports drinks and hello to machines selling only...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Responding to consumer concerns, PepsiCo today announced that it will remove brominated vegetable oil, an emulsifier, from citrus-flavored Gatorade.
Mississippi teenager Sarah Kavanagh had launched an online petition in November that drew recent media...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 3:14 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City lawyers tried to convince an appeals court on Tuesday to allow Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on large sugary drinks, three months after it was struck down as an illegal overreach of executive power.
The law, invalidated...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 7:06 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has refused to ban soda from City Hall vending machines and has not joined the push to limit the size of sugary drinks people can buy, citing the importance of “personal responsibility.”
That philosophy apparently does not...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 9:44 AM
Past restaurant marketing campaigns have usually featured sexy patrons having a good time with friends or their adorable young families. But according to new research, maybe it’s time food-service companies started focusing more on silver foxes....
| Jan 14, 2013
| 9:28 AM
Coca-Cola, the world’s top beverage company and perennial target for critics of sugary drinks, is taking an unusually public stance on obesity by defending its health initiatives on prime-time television.
In a two-minute advertisement set to debut...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 10:14 AM
Olympian McKayla Maroney is about as well known for her endlessly memed unimpressed smirk as she is for her powerhouse performance on the vault.
So will she be recognizable wearing a smile in a new advertising campaign this month for Dr Pepper Snapple...