Nutrition

How social media may be getting around measures to restrict depictions of unhealthy food and drinks

January 13, 2022

Regulations ensure that the advertising of unhealthy foods is limited to children in traditional media. An investigations looks into how celebrity social media may be showing children and adolescents a variety of unhealthy foods and drinks.

Did Philadelphia soda tax lead to less consumption?

October 20, 2021

Taxing soda and other sugar sweetened beverages has been seen as a tool to encourage more healthy behaviors. A look at soda consumption in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania provides insight into whether it works.

Managing pandemic related obesity in schools

September 28, 2021

School nurses and nurse practitioners play an important role in assessing the child’s health status related to obesity, potential for co-morbidities, and implementing appropriate management strategies.