Stacey Vanek Smith
Nov 12, 2013 Michelle Obama has a new pet project: Getting kids into college. But will her involvement help or hurt the initiative?
Sep 30, 2013 Muhtar Kent, CEO of Coca-Cola, sits down with Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to discuss water, obesity and unemployment.
Jul 15, 2013 One of the Vivus' latest tactics is to market its drug straight to consumers. Starting this fall, you'll see Qsymia ads in magazines and on television. But it may still be too expensive for some.
Oct 9, 2013 The American Medical Association votes to classify obesity as a disease in a move that will broaden coverage for related treatments.
May 30, 2013 In 2010, 16 food and beverage companies promised to reduce calories as part of the First Lady’s Partnership for a Healthier America. Two years later, how have they done?
Mar 7, 2013 New research says diabetes cost the nation a record $245 billion in 2012, up more than 40 percent in the past five years.
Jan 15, 2013 Sugared drinks are under attack for contributing to obesity, especially among children. Coke's new campaign acknowledges the concern.
Oct 29, 2012 More than 10 percent of the world's population is malnourished, but an even larger proportion is overweight. Greece has one of the highest rates of child obesity, despite having one of the world's healthiest cuisines.
Sep 7, 2012 Schools in San Antonio found that when they replaced fatty foods on their lunch menu with healthier options, they sold more lunches and made more money.
Jul 19, 2012 A new study in the journal Lancet says lack of exercise now causes as many deaths as smoking. And according to the latest figures, obesity costs Americans about $200 billion a year in medical expenses. So perhaps it makes sense that for the first time, Americans polled by Gallup see obesity as a bigger problem than smoking or alcohol consumption.