1. Disney will ban junk-food ads that target children

    Walt Disney Co. became the first major media company to ban junk food ads from its TV channels, radio stations, and websites intended for children.

  2. Nell Stephenson revamps the caveman diet

    Stephenson only dines on foods that people might have eaten 10,000 years ago.


    Should overweight kids be put on a diet?

    - With one in six children now qualifying as obese, many parents are informed by pediatricians that they have to do something about their child’s weight. (ISTOCKPHOTO)

  4. How to ‘eat locally’ in winter

    - As the season changes, take care where your food comes from - and consider buying frozen - for a healthy, mostly local diet.

  5. Harvard’s own version of healthy plate draws criticism

    - When the federal government unveiled its food plate icon in June to replace its ridiculously confusing food pyramid, nutrition researcher Walter Willett, chair of the nutrition department at the Harvard School of Public Health, told me that the new plate was a “step in the right direction” with “reasonable proportions,” but that it doesn’t provide enough information to really guide Americans.