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Clear Labeling Could Help Address Obesity, Influence Consumers To Choose Healthier Food

Bloomberg: Fight Obesity With Frank Food Labels Jessica Fanzo, Bloomberg distinguished professor at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, the Berman Institute of Bioethics, and the Department of International Health of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health “No country, rich or poor, is immune to the rapid…

U.S. Efforts To Counter WHA Breastfeeding Resolution Put Business Before Health

Greensboro News & Record: Our Opinion: United States’ stance on breast-milk resolution was a bad formula Editorial Board “When did recommending that breast milk is healthier for most babies become a matter of international tension? … What could be wrong with that? Apparently a lot. So much that the United…

Al Jazeera Examines History Of U.S. Position On Breastfeeding

Al Jazeera: ‘U.S. has long protected commercial interests over breastfeeding’ “Health advocates say it’s long been U.S. policy to ‘bully’ other countries to protect interests of formula manufacturers…” (Tilve, 7/17).

More News In Global Health

CIDRAP News: Uganda reports Rift Valley fever outbreak (Schnirring, 7/17). Health24: Motsoaledi blames lack of sex ed in schools after latest HIV figures (Sehoai, 7/18). HuffPost: Where Shoes Are A Luxury, A Nightmarish Disease May Be Lurking (Gardner, 7/17). IRIN: In Conversation With: George Okoth-Obbo, head of operations at the…

USAID Administrator Green Discusses U.S. Support Of Bangladesh’s Development Efforts

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Journeying to No Man’s Land USAID Administrator Mark Green discusses his recent visit to Bangladesh, noting the mass migration of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh, as well as the country’s development gains. Green writes, “The United States stands with Bangladesh on its development journey, and we…

Trump Administration Promotes Business Interests Over Child Health By Countering Original WHA Breastfeeding Resolution

The Hill: U.S. puts business ahead of children’s health Michael Rosenbaum, professor at Columbia University Medical Center and pediatrician “…The U.S. efforts to curb promotion of breastfeeding are especially surprising since the United States has consistently recognized the potential benefits of breastfeeding and been increasingly supportive of women who choose…

News Deeply, NPR Discuss Breastfeeding, Infant Formula Debate With Experts, Advocates

News Deeply: Expert Views: What’s Next on the Agenda for Nutrition Advocates? “Malnutrition Deeply asked nutrition experts and practitioners about the history of U.S. opposition to breastfeeding and how the lessons from the [World Health Assembly (WHA)] will help guide their future approach to this issue…” (Byatnal, 7/13). NPR: Why…

NYT Examines Public Health Effects Of Soda Consumption In Mexican Town

New York Times: In Town With Little Water, Coca-Cola Is Everywhere. So Is Diabetes. “…Potable water is increasingly scarce in San Cristóbal de las Casas, a picturesque mountain town in the southeastern state of Chiapas where some neighborhoods have running water just a few times a week, and many households…

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