Tagged: Sargent College

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…

Healthy Holiday Hors d’oeuvres

Getting ready to host that big annual holiday bash, but looking for new alternatives to those tired old stuffed mushrooms and pigs in a blanket?  How about treating your guests to some delicious and waist-friendly hors d’oeuvres that won’t fill them up before the main course.  Joan Salge Blake, clinical associate professor of nutrition at […]

Trim the Sides to Trim the Calories

Gearing up for that big Thanksgiving feast, but looking for ways to avoid those dreaded holiday pounds?  Joan Salge Blake, Clinical Associate Professor at Boston University’s Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, explains how to trim down some of your favorite side dishes without sacrificing taste and tradition.  Be sure to check out Joan’s […]

Trying the Twinkie diet? Not so fast…

As a registered dietitian and nutrition professor at Boston University, I have known for decades, that when it comes to weight loss, the magic two words are:  Calories Count. If you consume less calories than you need, you will lose weight. When overweight individuals lose weight, short term health indicators often improve.  For example, a […]

SAR professor enhances lives of Parkinson’s patients

Sargent College Clinical Associate Professor Terry Ellis is working to further develop Every Victory Counts, in conjunction with the Davis Phinney Foundation, helping patients with Parkinson’s Disease live better for longer.  Terry’s research is focusing on observing Parkinson’s patients to better understand how their lives change as the disease progresses and what treatments sustain or […]

From Joan Salge Blake:

According from the latest CDC report, we are not spending enough time shopping in the produce aisle, as over 75% of Americans are not eating the minimum recommended 4.5 cups of fruits and vegetables daily. This dietary shortfall may partially explain why over 65% of Americans are overweight. Snacking on low calorie, high fiber, fruits […]

National Backpack Awareness Day

Today, September 15th, marks the 10th Anniversary of National Backpack Awareness Day sponsored by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) . Professor Karen Jacobs of Sargent College is commemorating this occasion with a family style initiative from 12:30-2 PM, at St. Mary of the Assumption Rectory School, in Brookline. There, along with 49 BU entry-level occupational […]

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:

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

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