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Summary: Mayoral Candidate Forum on the Future of Food in New York City
Nutrition / Public Health / Take-Out

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

City or State: Who’s Job Is It To Ensure Healthy Hospital Food?
Nutrition / Public Health

City or State: Who’s Job Is It To Ensure Healthy Hospital Food?

Admission to a hospital or long-term care facility often symbolizes the end; the failure of a cluster of prevention efforts and public health initiatives. Medical diagnoses such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity are billed on a monthly basis; tax money treats what it’s incapable of preventing. Hospitals are, in essence, a very expensive safety net. However, hospitals … Continue reading

Let’s Review: Paula Deen, The AMA And… Open Access To Research Data
Public Health

Let’s Review: Paula Deen, The AMA And… Open Access To Research Data

In case you haven’t heard, Paula Deen’s empire is falling apart. After allegations of racial discrimination against fellow co-workers, the former Food Network star is being dropped by every network, company and major brand. The recent controversy is making even more headlines than Deen’s public announcement that she has type II diabetes; Deen’s diagnosis earned her … Continue reading

Summer Camps: Can Short-Term Interventions Have Life-Long Effects On Children’s Nutrition & Physical Activity?
Nutrition

Summer Camps: Can Short-Term Interventions Have Life-Long Effects On Children’s Nutrition & Physical Activity?

Long hikes. Campfires. Sleepless nights.  Terms that are synonymous with summer camps, serving millions of children each year. Unfortunately, summer is also a time when children are at greater risk for inactivity, unhealthy eating and weight gain. Another term that campers will soon recognize is health promotion. Previous studies found that children that attended a 4-week weight-loss camp lost … Continue reading

Nutrition And Physical Activity: Not Just Fun and Games
Nutrition / Physical Activity

Nutrition And Physical Activity: Not Just Fun and Games

Did you spend your childhood driving a wagon? Buying spare axles and hunting bison? How about chasing thieves across the world? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then chances are that you were once under the influence of serious video games.  Some may recall The Oregon Trail and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego, games that we look … 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