Banning chocolate milk backfires

To some, banning chocolate milk from elementary schools seemed like a good idea, but new Cornell University research shows that removing chocolate milk from school menus has negative consequences. “When schools ban chocolate milk, we found it usually backfires. On average, milk sales drop by 10 percent, 29 percent of white milk gets thrown out, […]

Healthier Happy Meals help kids cut calories, study shows

ITHACA, N.Y. – Children can eat a favorite fast-food meal and still cut calories, according to a recent Cornell University study of a popular fast-food meal. In 2012, McDonald’s made changes to its Happy Meal to improve the nutritional quality of the popular children’s meal. In a recent study, Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab […]

Smaller bowls may help curb childhood obesity

ITHACA, N.Y. – Smaller bowl sizes may be the next weapon in the battle against childhood obesity, says a new Cornell study published this week in the Journal of Pediatrics which found children not only ask for more food to fill larger bowls, but they also eat 52 percent more. “The quickest way parents can […]