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

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

VERB™ It’s What We Used To Do.
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VERB™ It’s What We Used To Do.

VERB™ It’s what you do. If you were a tween at the turn of the century, you might remember this phrase plaguing TV screens, magazines, the radio and the internet. VERB™ was  a national, multicultural, social marketing campaign coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Despite the long title, the … Continue reading