MOFAD Roundtable: Whose Responsibility? The Ethics of Manufacturing and Marketing Big Food
Nutrition / Take-Out

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
Nutrition / Physical Activity / Public Health / Take-Out

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

Scooby Wekstatt: What He Taught Us About Health Communication
Nutrition / Physical Activity / Public Health

Scooby Wekstatt: What He Taught Us About Health Communication

On July 21, 2013, Scooby Wekstatt, the fisherman hat-wearing bodybuilder who took the internet by storm, bid farewell to the YouTube community. News of his departure came as a shock to fans and fitness experts alike, whom long considered Scooby as the “Godfather of YouTube fitness.” Scooby is first and foremost the founder of Scooby’s Workshop, an online community … Continue reading

A Note on Scientific Research (and the Occasional Misinterpretation)
Public Health

A Note on Scientific Research (and the Occasional Misinterpretation)

An article from the Associated Press went unnoticed last week. Arturo Casadevall, professor of microbiology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, set out to unfold the mystery behind 2,047 retractions from published, scientific studies. To his surprise, and that of many researchers: the No. 1 reason for those retractions – was fraud. But it doesn’t necessarily … Continue reading