Chile seeks to fight one of the world's highest rates of childhood obesity with a new food labeling law that focuses on food that is high in sugar, calories, sodium and saturated fat. It also bans such food from being sold with a toy.
Canada’s Food Guide has come under fire by some critics who say it promotes a carbohydrates-based diet and is contributing to the country's obesity epidemic. But one dietitian is warning against “vilifying” a single food group.
Canada's Food Guide, which presents fruit juice as a healthy choice, is in need of an drastic overhaul to help combat the country's obesity crisis, a Senate committee warned Tuesday as it released findings of a study spanning more than a year.
Childhood obesity has reached alarming rates globally and become an 'exploding nightmare' in the developing world, including Africa where the number of obese and overweight children under five has nearly doubled since 1990, a WHO commission said Monday.