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Twenty-ounce bottles of regular and diet soda are seen for sale at a Manhattan deli on May 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Report: Bloomberg Says No Changes To Super-Size Drink Ban Proposal

The mayor’s plan to put a 16-ounce limit on sugary drinks sold at city restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues and street carts has sparked debates not just in New York City, but around the country.

08/29/2012

Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda I. Gibbs, Health Commissioner Thomas A. Farley and Human Resources Administration Commissioner Robert Doar announce the Shop Healthy NYC initiative. (credit: Stan Brooks, 1010 WINS)

Fighting Obesity, City Launches Healthy Eating Campaign In The Bronx

The city has launched a new healthy eating campaign in the Bronx that promotes healthy consumer choices at grocery stores in order to crack down on obesity.

07/18/2012

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Mayor Bloomberg Releases The Rules Of The New Sugary Drink Crackdown

For the mayor, it’s a sugar smack down, and while he’s not going to make people take a “sugarlizer” test, he is taking giant steps to limit the size of sugary drinks people can buy.

05/31/2012

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Beverage Industry Touts Choices, Portion Size In New Subway Ad Campaign

The American Beverage Association is rolling out an ad campaign touting “More Choices, Smaller Portions, Fewer Calories.” The ads will reportedly appear in the subway system.

05/09/2012

Portion Control Campaign (credit: NYC Health Dept.)

Overweight Man Speaks Out Against Photoshopped Image; Mayor Defends It

An overweight man who unwittingly became an amputee in advertisements that New York City is posting to warn against diabetes says he’s worried the ads might hurt his acting career.

01/30/2012

School Cafeteria At Lunchtime (file/credit:CBS2)

New Menu Options Seek To Serve Up Improved Classroom Performance, Reduced Obesity In Schools

A healthier menu is coming to school cafeterias across the country. The government has announced new rules for school lunches, including more fruits and vegetables and less fat.

01/25/2012

Portion Control Campaign (credit: NYC Health Dept.)

NYC Health Department Defends Using Photoshopped Amputee In Anti-Obesity Ad

The issue came to light following a story in the New York Times that reported the man, whose face is obscured in the ad, is actually a model who posed for a stock photo.

01/25/2012

Portion Control Campaign (credit: NYC Health Dept.)

Bloomberg Defends New Anti-Obesity Campaign: ‘Do You Wanna Have People Lose Their Legs?’

The New York City health department has declared war on oversized restaurant portions, going after the food industry in a subway ad campaign.

01/10/2012

The neonatal intensive care unit at New York University Medical Center. (credit:  Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Empire State Building Going Purple For World Prematurity Day

Each year, a half million babies in the U.S. are born premature.

11/17/2011

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WCBS 880 Interview: Are Americans Too Big To Drive Small Cars?

So many people want to buy smaller, more fuel efficient cars to save money, but some think they just can’t fit.

06/03/2011

Pregnant Belly (file / credit: Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Obesity A Growing Concern In Pregnant Mothers And Newborns

In some parts of the city, 1 in 3 expectant mothers are considered obese and Dr. Adam Buckley, an OB/GYN and patient safety expert at Beth Israel Medical Center, calls it a “significant problem.”

04/25/2011

Girl eating Happy Meal (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Councilman Leroy Comrie Proposes Bill Banning ‘Happy Meals’

Comrie planned to introduce his own bill Wednesday that would essentially rewrite what could currently be considered a “Happy Meal.” The bill would require establishments that offer toys with food make sure the meals are 500 calories or less and have low fat and low sodium totals.

04/06/2011

Christie (Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images); Obama (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

NJ Gov. Christie Compliments First Lady Obama’s Health Efforts

Christie thinks first lady Michelle Obama is doing well to speak in favor of healthy eating and exercise.

02/27/2011

Childhood obesity (credit: AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

Rockland County Awarded $1.5 Million Health Grant

The state of New York just awarded Rockland County a $1.5 million grant to bring new farmer’s markets, community gardens and nutrition education classes to the county.

02/13/2011

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Study Measures Link Between Sleep And Childhood Obesity

CBS 2′s Dr. Max Gomez tells us more about a new study that says it might be lack of sleep that’s causing the issue of obesity in children.

01/24/2011

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