For many parents, it’s the haul of gummy worms, licorice, chocolate bars and other high-sugar candies that their kids bring home - not the ghouls and zombies - that is terrifying about Halloween.
Halloween is upon us, and the sugar is horrible for your kids' teeth and health. But fear not -- there are things parents can do to lessen the impact of the candy binge.
Over 90 per cent of food and beverage product ads viewed by children and youth online are for unhealthy food products.
New data on soaring child obesity should not come as a surprise. The food industry spends billions marketing unhealthy foods in a global society where over-eating is seen as a character flaw.
Attempts to restructure our “obesogenic” food environment for health are often criticized - as restricting personal choice and freedom.
Bombarded with unhealthy offerings by the food industry, we blame and shame ourselves for gaining weight. But is it really our fault, or are we being "entrapped?"
Research suggests the size of big supermarkets prompts us to shop less often and buy more on each trip.
Large supermarkets are undoubtedly very convenient, with a huge variety of products on offer. But evidence suggests their size prompts us to shop less often and buy more on each trip.