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18 04, 2016

Gaming for Nutrition

By |2019-06-26T13:54:38-04:00April 18th, 2016|DASH Diet/Wellness, Food Facts, Just for Fun, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Gaming for Nutrition

I caught up with Melissa Halas-Liang, mom, dietitian and founder of the popular children’s nutrition site SuperKidsNutrition.com to ask her about her new free app, FoodLeap and her thoughts on helping kids eat healthier. Can you share with my readers, the new research on incentivizing healthy food choices [...]

3 07, 2013

Will New Junk Foods Will Have a Health Halo in the School Cafeteria?

By |2013-07-03T09:44:56-04:00July 3rd, 2013|Food Facts, Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Will New Junk Foods Will Have a Health Halo in the School Cafeteria?

A recent news story covered changes in school food service to improve public health and the health of our children. Partly spurred by the Let's Move campaign and our nation's focus on childhood obesity, school districts are making changes to attempt to offer healthier snack foods to our [...]

22 05, 2012

Doing The Math: Too Much Food = Weight Problems

By |2012-05-22T08:00:43-04:00May 22nd, 2012|Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Doing The Math: Too Much Food = Weight Problems

I recently read, with interest, an article about how mathematicians are becoming involved in obesity research, hoping to find answers to our nation's public health problem. Carson Chow is an investigator at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and a mathematician and physicist. He [...]

14 05, 2012

Eliminating Food Deserts – Providing the Cart without the Horse?

By |2012-05-14T14:09:02-04:00May 14th, 2012|Uncategorized, Weight Management|Comments Off on Eliminating Food Deserts – Providing the Cart without the Horse?

Recent studies published in the journals of Social Science and Medicine and the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that building more supermarkets in "food desert" areas (poor urban communities) is an ineffective response to the epidemic of childhood obesity.  While I agree that access to food is [...]