USDA Proposal Aims to Loosen School Nutrition Standards

A proposed rule by the USDA will reintroduce 1 percent chocolate milk, cut in half whole grain serving requirements, and relax sodium restrictions.

Food Insecurity Increasingly Tied to Obesity in the United States

A recent study finds the correlation between obesity and food insecurity has doubled over the last two decades in the United States.

Mexican State of Oaxaca Becomes First to Ban Selling Junk Food To Children

With a major obesity epidemic on the rise, the Mexican state of Oaxaca is banning the sale of junk food to children in order to change purchasing habits.

New on the Podcast: Dr. William Dietz on the Epidemic of Obesity, Venkatesh Mannar on the 2020 Global Nutrition Report

Venkatesh Mannar discusses the findings from the 2020 Global Nutrition Report. Dr. William Dietz discusses effective policies to combat the growing epidemic of obesity.

Opinion | We Eat for the Stomach, Not the Body

How the Double Burden of Malnutrition—undernutrition and overweight—plays out on the ground: a view from francophone West Africa.

Non-Profit Working to Improve Global Food and Beverage Companies

One non-profit organization, Access to Nutrition Foundation (ATNF), is partnering with socially-conscious investors to tackle malnutrition and obesity by evaluating and bringing transparency to the nutritional contributions of companies such as Coca-Cola, ConAgra, Mars, Mondelez, Nestlé, and Unilever.

New Report Shows Both Hunger and Obesity on the Rise

The latest version of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) report shows that rates of hunger and obesity are on the rise worldwide.

Opinion | Amid Growing Hunger and Obesity, the Right to Food Needs a New Approach for Sustainable Development

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva explains the urgent need to reduce hunger and malnutrition across the globe as the human right to food becomes a growing priority.

The Obesity Paradox: An Excerpt from Nourished Planet

The coexistence of hunger and obesity has created a disturbing paradox worldwide. Hunger cannot be solved simply through increasing food production. Nourished Planet examines the underlying structural issues causing these imbalances and explores solutions.

Building the Foundation for Health: An Excerpt from Nourished Planet

A healthy diet combined with exercise can reduce the risk of chronic diseases over a lifetime. Teaching healthy behaviors at a young age is key to sustaining long-term health.