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Soda Wars Backlash: Mississippi Passes 'Anti-Bloomberg' Bill

A bill now on the governor's desk would bar Mississippi counties and towns from enacting rules that require calorie counts to be posted, that cap portion sizes, or that keep toys out of kids' meals.

Sleep Less, Eat More, Gain Weight

Less sleep equals more eating, according to a rigorous new study. People who slept just five hours a night burned more energy but also ate more — so much more that they gained almost 2 pounds in less than a week.

Judge Overturns New York City Ban On Big Sugary Sodas

A state Supreme Court justice said the regulations overstepped the authority granted to the New York City Board of Health. And the judge noted that the regulations wouldn't have applied equally across food retailers.
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Sugary Drinks Survive New York City - For Now

A judge on Monday blocked New York City's limits on sugary drinks the day before they were set to go into effect. We examine the fallout.


Edible Bonsai: East Meets West On These Cookie Canvases

Art student Risa Hirai has turned her skills in oil painting to elaborate icing decoration. Her works, on exhibit this week at Gallery Tokyo Humanite, feature traditional Japanese motifs on a very Western canvas: cookies

Poi: Hawaii's Recipe For Revitalizing Island Culture

With only about 1,000 full-blooded Hawaiians left in the world, preserving native island culture is a huge challenge. One way to do this: teach students and other island residents the ancient art of making poi, a dish that's been feeding native Hawaiians for centuries.