Trans Fats :: NYC officials may revise trans fat ban

Restaurants nervous about New York City’s proposed trans fat ban could get a few breaks such as extended deadlines and other revisions when health officials vote on the measure next month, the city’s top health official said Wednesday.

Health :: ACT water bottle project – Australia

Responsible alcohol consumption messages will be taken direct to consumers in restaurants, cafes, clubs and bars throughout the ACT with the launch today of a new project by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Ageing, Christopher Pyne, and the ACT Attorney-General, Simon Corbell.

Health :: Food Safety Consortium Summarizes Year’s Work

Multiple research projects across three cooperating universities are demonstrating progress that is enabling American producers, processors and consumers to maintain a safe food supply. The Food Safety Consortium summarized that work in its recently completed annual report for the 2005-06 fiscal year.

Psychology :: Spillover effect – Why we end up spending more when we think we’re saving

Ever go to a store intending to buy one item, only to leave with a cartful? Or walked out of a store after feeling you had been overcharged for something you needed? A groundbreaking new paper in the December issue of the Journal of Consumer Research is the first to comprehensively outline “spillover effect” ? that is, the tendency for consumers to spend more on a shopping trip when something they were planning to buy is deeply discounted. Similarly, an unanticipated price increase, or a decrease in quality, on a planned purchase causes overall spending to go down.

Obesity :: Effects of food advertising on young children – overweight

A new study finds that the majority of food advertisements appearing during preschool television programs link food with happiness.. In “Food-Related Advertising on Preschool Television: Building Brand Recognition in Young Viewers,” researchers analyzed television programming, including advertisements and sponsor promotions, on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Disney and Nickelodeon between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Spring of 2005.

Childhood Obesity :: Change your lifestyle – childhood obesity plan

Former President Bill Clinton, whose heart disease and love of burgers and barbecue have been well-chronicled, and the once obese Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who’s pushing a new book about his weight-loss success, joined with the American Heart Association in announcing their health campaign.

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