The First Lady sets sights on obesity

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…

Mrs Obama moves to tackle childhood obesity

The launch in the US today of a major initiative on childhood obesity, to be led by First Lady Michelle…

US: Obesity rates “level off” – data

The obesity rate among Americans has peaked, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US.…

UPDATE: US: Food makers want “holistic” plan on heart disease

US food manufacturers said today (11 January) that they backed plans to cut the level of salt eaten by consumers - but…

US: Industry under fire over marketing to kids

US consumer groups have again put the marketing of unhealthy foods to children in the spotlight and raised questions over…