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

Maintaining a Public Health Agenda During Political Change: Part 1 – New York City
Public Health

Maintaining a Public Health Agenda During Political Change: Part 1 – New York City

Like the changing seasons, our nation is undergoing bitter-sweet political change. Though difficult to believe, Michael Bloomberg is left with 3 months before leaving his 12 year appointment as New York City mayor. Meanwhile, the City of Los Angeles celebrates 3 months since the election of their first Jewish mayor, Eric Garcetti, and 70 million uninsured … 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

Another Strike for Russian Healthcare
Public Health

Another Strike for Russian Healthcare

After Russia’s long-awaited tax-hike on alcohol, an attempt to curb a historic fight against alcoholism and binge-drinking, hope grew for the future of the nation’s public health. But after a devastating drought destroyed 1.2 billion dollars worth of crops in July/August, and the nation unexpectedly demanded an end to 20 years of U.S.-supported public health programs, Russian health seems to … Continue reading