WASHINGTON — House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said May 13 that he would not support any increase in funding for the food stamp program unless its possible contributions to obesity are addressed.
WASHINGTON — A report on fighting childhood obesity released by the White House May 12 could lead to government policies that would encourage a massive shift in acreage toward fruit and vegetable production and perhaps changes to the farm program that would encourage fruit and vegetable consumption and provide less support for traditional field crops such as corn and wheat.
General Mills — the maker of Lucky Charms, Trix and Cocoa Puffs — plans to reduce the amount of sugar in its cereals marketed to children. "The reduction ... doesn't represent perfection but it represents improvement," said Kelly Brownell, director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University.
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