Scaring People Can Make Them Healthier, But It Isn’t Always The Way To Go

Fear-based campaigns are indeed effective at changing both attitudes and behavior, but it is important to consider how your message affects people when deciding whether to use fear-based appeals, researchers say.

How Food Porn Hijacks Your Brain

Looking but not eating may seem like a strategy for losing weight. But the trouble is, experts say the food that we’re gazing at is usually high in fat and it’s changing our eating behavior for the worse, making us constantly hungry and leading us to consume more of the wrong kind of calories.

Beefing With the World Health Organization’s Cancer Warnings

A new ruling on processed meat shows how confusing the organization’s classification scheme is—again.

Why you could get arrested for studying restaurant calorie labeling

Jason Block, a physician and researcher at Harvard Medical School, says he’s faced intimidation and the threat of arrest during his attempts to study menu labeling. Yes, menu labeling.

From Our Prison to Your Dinner Table – Unless You Shop at Whole Foods

The organic grocery chain will stop selling products made by the Colorado Correctional Industries after months of customer complaints and negative media coverage.

The Myth That Links Poor Families to Fast Food

While a CDC survey showed that on a given day, roughly one-third of American children will eat fast food, the breakdown among income levels is pretty even.

How Much Harm Can Sugar Do?

These days our culinary enemies have shifted again, and sugar has increasingly come to be seen as the principal poison in our diets (except, of course, for those who are certain that the devil is gluten).

Cutting Back On Meat Consumption Could Help End Hunger By 2030

Later this month, world leaders are set to endorse a U.N. goal to eliminate hunger by 2030, but they will have to convince their citizens to adopt new eating habits first, experts say.

The 4 legal ways your food labels can mislead you

Those who read food labels as fact be warned; the Food and Drug Administration have rules that allow the food labels to tweak the perceived precise amount of nutrient content in products.

The Best Anti-Sugar Ads Go For Parent’s Feeling

PSAs that make a strong argument for reducing sugary beverages, and those that produce greater feelings of hope and empowerment, make parents more likely to cut back on their children’s intake of sugary drinks, according to new research.