Food Companies Pledge To Shed Calories, But Will The AND Shed Their Sponsors?
Nutrition

Food Companies Pledge To Shed Calories, But Will The AND Shed Their Sponsors?

In a news-heavy week, two documents surfaced that sparked a heavy discussion on the current status of the U.S. food industry. Calorie-Reduction Pledges Barry Popkin, Distinguished Professor of Global Nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was chosen by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to lead an independent evaluation of 16 … Continue reading

Kerry And Obama, The World Gets Hungry Back Home And Abroad
Nutrition

Kerry And Obama, The World Gets Hungry Back Home And Abroad

Senator Kerry’s Confirmation Hearing On Thursday, January 24th, Secretary of State nominee Senator John Kerry testified before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. In his opening statement, Senator Kerry noted the importance of food security in American foreign policy, “President Obama and every one of us here knows that American foreign policy is not defined by drones and … Continue reading

Emerging Topics From The NYC Mayoral Candidate Forum On Public Health
Public Health

Emerging Topics From The NYC Mayoral Candidate Forum On Public Health

It was a small turnout this Wednesday at the New York City Mayoral Candidate Forum on Public Health, hosted by Long Island University of Brooklyn. Nonetheless, a few major themes emerged from those four candidates that were able to attend. Mayoral Candidate William Thompson brought up the Cincinnati community school model, where basic health services such as … Continue reading

Two Nations Undergoing A “Nutrition Transition” Discuss The Possibility Of Working Together
Nutrition

Two Nations Undergoing A “Nutrition Transition” Discuss The Possibility Of Working Together

This week, China and Russia met to continue their ongoing discussion on building closer ties between the two nations in the next 10 or so years. The world sits and waits to see what will comes of a partnership between the two nations, both currently undergoing a “nutrition transition.” Sino-Russian Relations Xi Jinping, the secretary-general of … Continue reading