Inauguration day: the implications for US food policy

Consuming Issues – Childhood obesity: The Obamas’ legacy?

Today (21 January) sees Barack Obama's second inauguration as President of the United States, an appropriate juncture to look ahead…

US: Industry fees to rise under Obama FDA budget plan

President Obama is looking to increase the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) budget for fiscal 2013 by 17%, resulting…

just the facts – Obama’s Task Force obesity plan

Earlier this week, US First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled a Task Force action plan calling on food manufacturers to curb…

US: Obama unveils obesity plan to curb kids marketing

First Lady Michelle Obama today (11 May) unveiled a Task Force action plan calling on food manufacturers to curb the…

US: CSPI urges Mrs Obama to pressure food industry

US First Lady Michelle Obama has been urged to do more to encourage the food industry to tackle child obesity…

US: Michelle Obama launches anti-obesity drive

US First Lady Michelle Obama today (9 February) launched 'Let's Move', a drive designed to cut obesity levels among children…

Obama taking food self-regulation to task

President Obama has made tackling childhood obesity and nutrition a key priority. The FDA’s recent announcement on nutritional labelling demonstrates…

US: Obama to toughen food safety standards

The Obama administration has unveiled a series of measures designed to toughen food safety standards and strengthen the enforcement powers…