Tagged: healthy eating

From Nutrition Professor Joan Salge Blake:

“While genes play a role in determining your body weight, it’s just one piece of the weight management puzzle. The incidences of obesity among Americans have more than doubled since the 1980s, and it can’t be due to a change in genetic makeup during this short time period. Rather, it’s more likely due to the […]

From Nutrition Professor Joan Salge Blake:

“Your busy schedule may be wreaking havoc with your health. Not surprisingly, a study of young adults in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association observed that “eating on-the-run” was associated with a higher consumption of soft drinks, fast food, fat, and saturated fat, and less healthy foods such as whole grains, fruits, and veggies.” […]

Is the food in your refrigerator safe?

According to Nutrition Professor and healthy eating expert Joan Salge Blake, September (National Food Safety Month) is a good time to take a look in your fridge to determine what’s safe.   Salge Blake also encourages consumers to take this brief food safety quiz administered by the FDA.  She can be reached at (978) 436-0341 or salgeblake@comcast.net.

The Freshman 15: Fact or Fiction

Nutrition professor and healthy eating expert Joan Salge Blake suggests that research to support the “Freshman 15″ is minimal, and that a 15 pound weight-gain is not inevitable for college freshman. Salge Blake says “Some research suggests that the Freshman 15 is a myth as weight gain didn’t occur at all or didn’t occur in […]

From Nutrition Professor Joan Salge Blake:

Nutrition Professor and healthy eating expert Joan Salge Blake claims that a recent PETA advertisement which includes an obese women with the caption “Save the whales. Lose the blubber: Go Vegetarian” not only “misses the boat when motivating Americans to lose weight, but also is not accurate.” Salge Blake’s Truth About Vegetarianism: “A vegetarian diet […]

From Nutrition Professor Joan Salge Blake:

Nutrition professor Joan Salge Blake suggests that lobster is both healthy and currently, cost-effective. She encourages consumers to purchase lobster while the price is reasonable. Salge Blake’s Health Tip of the Day: “A one pound lobster will serve up only about 3 ounces of meat (perfect portion) for less than 85 calories, only 0.5 grams […]

From Nutrition Professor Joan Salge Blake:

Nutrition professor Joan Salge Blake suggests that sweet treats can be both healthy and satisfying.  In a recent interview with WebMD, Salge Blake said that “Fruit is naturally sweet, abundant this time of year, super nutritious, and everyone loves it.” Salge Blake’s Sweet Treat Tip of the Day: “Take a carton of Yoplait Whips and […]

From Nutrition Professor Joan Salge Blake:

“Americans are battling the bathroom scale and are losing the battle.   The CDC reports that two thirds of American adults and one fifth of children are overweight.   Small, continued steps are needed to change our habits through healthy eating, adding physical activity to our day, and modifying our behaviors.   Here are 52 small steps to […]

Eating healthy should not be an financial decision

Convenient and inexpensive health foods like the potato and canned veggies are making a comeback in the current economic climate.  Public Health Officials here in the US are encouraging people to lo0k for cheaper alternatives to the mixed green-based diet people maintained before the recession.  Registered Dietition and nutrition professor Joan Salge Blake can offer […]

Tips for What to Do with the Leftover Halloween Candy

Joan Salge Blake, Registered Dietician and healthy eating expert from Boston University, offers tips for what to do with the leftover Halloween candy: The WORST thing that you can do, which many people do, is to bring the leftovers to work! The logic is that you “get it out of the house”. However, it is […]