Tagged: Nutrition

Sargent Choice Night Tonight

Dining Services and the Nutrition & Fitness Center are excited to offer Sargent Choice exclusive options at all of the student dining halls tonight beginning at 5:00 PM.  Sargent Choice only holds these nights once per semester – don’t miss out on a chance to try some delicious, healthy dishes!

Is all this snow making you hungry?

Why not try one of Sargent Choice‘s fabulous recipes for dinner?  And while you are at it, “like” them on Facebook…

From Joan Salge Blake:

New School Lunch Guidelines: Hold the Fries, Please According to USDA Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack, the school lunch program that serves more than 30 million children daily is likely to get healthier very soon.  The USDA is proposing significant changes to improve the nutritional quality of the school meals that are served to America’s youth. […]

Joan Salge Blake and Hardin Coleman talk about health & nutrition education and healthy school lunches

Registered Dietitian and Sargent Clinical Associate Professor Joan Salge Blake and School of Education Dean Hardin Coleman joined us this morning on UStream for a live chat about the importance of healthy school lunches. They also talked about the importance of health and nutrition education. You can view the full chat below:

From Joan Salge Blake:

Americans at LARGE Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently took the vital signs of Americans and declared that more needs to be done to combat obesity. Currently, 68% of Americans are either overweight or obese. Excess body fat increases your risk of heart disease, certain cancers, stroke, and diabetes — all major killers of Americans. […]

I want to eat Scooby-Doo!

A new study from Yale University published in the journal Pediatrics has found that popular cartoon and other characters can influence children’s food choices, and even preference, for the taste of a food.  According to the research, “children significantly prefer the taste of junk foods branded with licensed cartoon characters on the packaging, compared with […]

Live with Nutrition Professor Joan Salge Blake

Live TV : Ustream

From Joan Salge Blake:

From Joan Salge Blake:

In response to a recent article in AdAge magazine reporting that the Spanish government is planning to ban some diet and beauty TV Ads before 10 PM: “This is a terrific first step in easing the constant visual reminders of the unrealistic, body weight often portrayed in the media and viewed by young, vulnerable individuals […]

Joan Salge Blake on Fox 25

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