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Are Health Officials Coming for our Pizza?

Are Health Officials Coming for our Pizza?

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Here's what we're checking out at Reporting on Health today:

Nutrition: "This isn't a White House plot to take away your pizza. It's an effort, and an uphill one at that, to save us from ourselves," writes Jane Black in a New York magazine story on federal public health efforts to get Americans to eat less pizza, which, um, is fattening. Meanwhile, a California woman sues the makers of Nutella, alleging that the company markets its chocolate spread as a "health food."

ADHD: Canadian psychologist and blogger Jim Roche weighs in on media coverage of a recent study linking a special diet to improvements in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and finds it lacking.

Health Reform: John Gonzales of the CHCF Center for Health Reporting and Yurina Rico of La Opinion ask: why aren't politicians who support health reform educating their Latino constituents on its benefits?

Environmental Health: We're late to the party on this one, but the Cleveland Post-Dispatch series on the lasting health effects of Agent Orange is a fascinating read.

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