Junk Food in Checkout Aisles Promotes Unhealthy Eating

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Just rearranging the placement of food in a store can improve the nutritional quality of what consumers buy – without hurting the retailer’s bottom line.   Studies looking at the effect of environment of people’s choices demonstrate lasting benefits from this kind of low-cost intervention. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) says that junk food in retail checkout …

Coke’s Corporate-Funded Research May Send the Wrong Message on Obesity

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The New York Times recently raised important questions on the effects of corporate-funded research and advocacy on public health messages. Global Energy Balance Network is a non-profit organization staffed by influential scientists, but funded by Coca-Cola. The organization has been advancing the message that the obesity epidemic can be simply offset by physical activity, and claims “there’s really virtually no …