Teasing Kids About Their Weight May Make Them Gain More
A long-term study finds that children who are bullied or shamed for their weight may gain more weight over time than peers who aren't Read more on NPR
New Grocery-Like Pantry To Help With Sunset Park Food Insecurity
A new food pantry, complete with cooking demonstrations, aims to help Sunset Park families that struggle with access to healthy food Read more on Patch
Is Boxed Water Really Better?
They call their product "Boxed Water Is Better," but is it really? Read more on Treehugger
Soda Taxes Have Intended Effect in Philadelphia
The Philadelphia beverage excise tax increased the price of sugar-sweetened beverages and reduced the amount that were purchased in the city itself, but sales went up in adjacent zip codes, Read more
Discrepancies in Estimates on Food Insecurity
New research finds that while food insecurity among college students is a serious problem, studies on the issue may not provide accurate estimates of its magnitude. Source: New research finds discrepancies in estimates of food insecurity among college Read more
An alarming number of children in America can’t afford food
Experts say many people that are ‘food insecure’ work low-paid jobs, yet still don’t qualify as SNAP Read more on MarketWatch
Texas food stamp bill would ban junk food purchases
A proposed Texas bill would ban residents from using food stamps to purchase junk food, including energy drinks, candy and potato Read more on USA Today
Impacts of Plastics from Food Packaging on Our Environment 
With recent bans and detrimental impacts to humans and ecosystems, it’s important to think about how we can individually reduce our use of plastic. Source: Nutrition and Sustainability: Read more
Mobile Loaves & Fishes
Mobile Loaves & Fishes provides food & clothing & promotes dignity for our homeless brothers & sisters. Serving since 1998. Donate, volunteer, learn more. Source: Mobile Read more
North Carolina hospital launches program to help malnourished patients after discharge
Wilmington, N.C.-based New Hanover Regional Medical Center has implemented a program to help malnourished patients after they leave the hospital. Source: North Carolina hospital launches Read more
Nashville General Hospital opens food pharmacy
Initiative will help oncology patients maintain weight through treatment Source: Nashville General Hospital opens food pharmacy | Nashville Read more
Waxahachie ISD trustees approve ‘share tables’ to benefit hungry students
The Waxahachie ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved an initiative to provide an extra serving to students in the lunchroom. And they’ll do it free of charge. Child Nutrition Read more
Food industry sway over public health gets new scrutiny
The tweet from a group that finances development in Latin America was direct: Sodas do not offer beauty or joy, just a lot of sugar. There was one problem for the organization. Coca-Cola Read more
AMA Lobbies for More Telehealth in Diabetes Prevention Programs
The American Medical Association is pushing for more telehealth and mHealth in diabetes programs, which use group counseling and one-to-one coaching to improve health and wellness for those Read more
Plastic Water Bottles, Which Enabled a Drinks Boom, Now Threaten a Crisis
Facing a consumer backlash and stricter regulation, companies are trying to do what’s eluded them for years: make a better bottle. Evian has pledged to make all its bottles 100% recycled Read more
3 Reasons Corporate Wellness Failed – And How To Change The Game
Wellness isn’t seen as a strategic part of culture creation that can increase engagement and ultimately lead to a company’s success. It’s a check-the-box, unimportant thing that ends Read more
Gwinnett schools look to reduce food waste
Gwinnett County Public Schools has partnered with Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful to set up “Food Waste Warriors,” using a $20,000 grant through the Keep America Beautiful/Lowe’s Read more