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Some 50 million Americans reportedly aren-t just overweight, they-re obese. In just the past 20 years, the problem has doubled, costing the country some $70 billion a year in medical bills alone. The greatest increase is among children, which suggests a bleak future if something isn-t done soon. This Summer, both the food industry and the federal government announced new nutritional initiatives. Will smaller portions and bigger labels make for a healthier diet? Are the recent proposals a formula for a healthier society or a recipe for consumer confusion? In this archived edition of To the Point, we speak with a food writer, nutrition professionals and a representative of the food industry about trans fats, heart attacks, advertising and government regulation. (This segment was originally broadcast July 15.)
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Population Communications International

Center for Science in the Public Interest

FDA's better nutrition initiative

Kraft Foods' obesity initiative

Severson's article on trans fat

USDA's Food and Nutrition Service

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