American Heart Association

McDonald’s ‘Happy Meals’ about to get healthier, globally

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCATION NEWS

McDonald’s Happy Meals might be getting happier – at least from a nutrition perspective.

The fast food giant announced Thursday its worldwide goals to reduce the number of calories, limit sodium and provide more nutritional balance in the iconic meal for kids it launched in […]

February 15th, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Nutrition|Tags: , , |Comments Off on McDonald’s ‘Happy Meals’ about to get healthier, globally

Editorial: Don’t go backward on child nutrition

Editor’s Note: Retired pediatrician Alan Lake, M.D., writes that there’s ample proof that the government’s school lunch standards are helping America’s kids get the nutrition they need.  

There is myriad evidence that the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, signed into law by President Obama in December 2010, is working. And it’s not […]

Child nutrition back in the spotlight on Capitol Hill

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday will consider legislation to reauthorize child nutrition programs, including school meal programs and nutrition standards.

President Obama signed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act – the last child nutrition reauthorization – into law more than five years ago. Since then, the […]

January 19th, 2016|Categories: Children, Health, Healthy Living|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Child nutrition back in the spotlight on Capitol Hill