What is the ideal diet? It’s a question that’s been a hot topic of debate and controversy for years (generations?!) among the general public and academic community.
A number of articles in the popular press (as well as academic journals) have reported consistently that vaccines do not cause autism. While this myth is one of the most common making the rounds currently, the fields of nutrition, fitness, and weight management are jam-packed full of myths that are debunked when scrutinized.
Over the past decade, there’s been a lot of interest in adding a ‘sin tax’ to discourage consumption of less nutritious foods. The primary target – sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs).
Over recent years, there’s been growing interest in taxing sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) as a means to improve public health. Continue reading
The traditional approach in nutrition research and dietary counseling has been reductionist….vitamins, minerals, nutrients. However, it can be challenging to translate new knowledge generated from a reductionist paradigm in the real-world in which we eat snacks, meals….FOOD! This reality is demonstrated clearly in how, at different periods in time, dietary fat and sugar have been either heralded or demonized.
If you’re the First Lady of the United States, the answer might be ‘Yes!’
Whether our work focuses on helping children and families to manage excess weight or prevent unhealthy weight gain, at a basic level, we promote healthy nutrition and physical activity habits.
We know from a substantial body of evidence that eating healthfully and being physically active have health promoting effects; however, one of the challenges in preventing chronic diseases is that the payoff tends to come years or decades in the future. Who can wait that long?! Most of us want to know…now…that the lifestyle choices we make today make a difference over time. Well, now there’s an online tool to satisfy that need. Continue reading