Sam Kass: From White House Chef to Senior Nutrition Policy Adviser
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Sam Kass: From White House Chef to Senior Nutrition Policy Adviser

As former Assistant Chef at the White House, Sam Kass believes in good-tasting food that is also good for you. So upon discussing the current state of the American food system, he finds himself at odds. Just a few minutes in to a question and answer session at Harvard University, Kass blurted, “schools are serving sh*t” and “grocery stores are cr*p.” … Continue reading

MOFAD Roundtable: Whose Responsibility? The Ethics of Manufacturing and Marketing Big Food
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MOFAD Roundtable: Whose Responsibility? The Ethics of Manufacturing and Marketing Big Food

Public health experts gathered in the Grand Hall at New York University’s Global Center this past Thursday, June 19, for yet another “honest discussion about tough food issues.” The roundtable discussion was the third of its kind, in an ongoing series hosted by the Museum of Food and Drink, or MOFAD, a non-profit startup that is launching New York … Continue reading

Childhood Nutrition Education: What Works, What Doesn’t and What’s Missing
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Childhood Nutrition Education: What Works, What Doesn’t and What’s Missing

Feed them and weigh them. Such were the words of nutrition education pioneer, Mary Schwartz Rose, in regards to some of the earliest studies on malnutrition. Today, though the topic of discussion has shifted from malnutrition to obesity, nutrition education still promises healthier and happier lives. However – while some programs promote fruits and vegetables, and others … Continue reading

Summary: Mayoral Candidate Forum on the Future of Food in New York City
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Summary: Mayoral Candidate Forum on the Future of Food in New York City

Wednesday evening marked the first time in New York City history that mayoral candidates sat down for a discussion solely on the topic of Food. Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health Marion Nestle moderated the Mayoral Candidate Forum on the Future of Food, held at The New School’s Tishman Auditorium. One theme that quickly … Continue reading

Coming Up: 2013 Annual Meeting – International Society For Behavioral Nutrition And Physical Activity (ISBNPA)
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Coming Up: 2013 Annual Meeting – International Society For Behavioral Nutrition And Physical Activity (ISBNPA)

Please excuse me for the short hiatus, as I’ve been eagerly preparing for the 2013 Annual Meeting for the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), going on from May 22-25th in Ghent, Belgium. The 2013 Annual Meeting will mark my second year attending this unique, interdisciplinary, third-party conference after last year’s meeting in Austin, Texas. Like similar … Continue reading