Global Obesity Epidemic to Cost US$1.2 Trillion Annually by 2025

The annual cost of treating the negative health impacts of obesity is projected to top US$1.2 trillion globally by 2025, according to new estimates that the World Obesity Federation (WOF) released ahead of October 11, which was World Obesity Day.

14 Athletes and Dancers Fighting Hunger and Obesity

These 14 athletes and dancers are working to reduce global hunger and obesity and advocating for a better, healthier food system.

The Power of Food: USC’s New Culinary Medicine Course

Keck School of Medicine of USC has partnered with L.A. Kitchen to provide a new hands-on culinary medicine course for medical students that addresses patients’ everyday nutrition challenges.

Total Health Costs of Industrial Food Systems Are “Staggering,” Says New Report

An international team of experts has released a report documenting the “staggering” health costs of industrial food systems globally and the extent to which negative health impacts are experienced unequally.

Leaders Gather to Develop Sustainable Solutions in Asia-Pacific

EAT Foundation holds Asia-Pacific Food Forum in Indonesia to discuss sustainability, health, food systems, agriculture, and how to achieve the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals in the most populous region of the world.

“Breaking Down the Silos of Consumers and Producers” in Washington State

Russell Lehman and Arianna Muirow of Seattle-based Food Action discuss sustainability, regenerativity, and food access for all through their whole systems approach to food system reform.

A Good Night’s Sleep Linked to Mediterranean-Style Diet, Research Reveals

New research reveals that children who follow a Mediterranean-style diet are more likely to have healthier weight status, and better quality sleep.

Digital Summit: Creating Effective E-Commerce Strategies for Healthy Brands

The New Hope Network is holding a digital summit on June 14, 2017 to help healthy lifestyle brands and businesses develop and improve their e-commerce strategies.

Food Planet Health, New Website Launched by EAT-Lancet Commission

“It’s now time to go beyond adjusting recipes and start to build new and truly sustainable business models,” says Dr. Gunhild A. Stordalen of the EAT Food Forum 2016.

Jessica Fanzo Calls for More Accountability Across the Food System

Dr. Jessica Fanzo talks food as a central part of our lives, the impact of our daily choices on health and income security around the world, and the idea that letting go of some traditions may help solve some of the most daunting problems our food system faces.