Posts Tagged ‘self regulation’

Learning When Childhood Obesity Prevention Fails

April 13, 2017 — What do you do when a study fails to show the outcome you expected? When a strategy doesn’t work? When a carefully planned childhood obesity prevention strategy has no effect? In Pediatrics this week, Julie Lumeng and colleagues faced that very outcome. They tested the effects of a program for kids in Head Start aimed […]

Food Industry Lessons from the Tobacco Industry

April 1, 2013 — Hyperbole has a way of creeping into discussions of parallels between the food industry and the tobacco industry. But a recent analysis, published in the Lancet, identifies tactics used by the food industry that closely imitate those of cigarette makers.  The authors’ conclusion deserves careful consideration: “Public regulation and market intervention are the only evidence-based […]