Posts by: Lauren Davalla

The Food Pyramid Tumbles,The Healthy MyPlate Debuts

By:  BU’s Joan Salge Blake (@joansalgeblake, salgeblake@comcast.net) While the Food Pyramid had close to a 20 year run, it’s time has come. As a registered dietitian and nutrition professor, I can honestly say that the Pyramid left me scratching my head as it did little to help the public translate healthy eating onto their plate. […]

Hardin Coleman on prevention pyramids

SED Dean Hardin Coleman discusses the pros and cons of the prevention pyramid tactic for student achievement:

Hardin Coleman on NCTQ Evaluations

SED Dean Hardin Coleman reacts to the National Council on Teacher Quality Evaluations:

Hardin Coleman on BPS’ Carol Johnson

SED Dean Hardin Coleman reacts to the reappointment of Boston Public Schools Superintendent Carol Johnson: Watch this video on YouTube

What’s the deal with the Dukan Diet?

Joan Salge Blake, Clinical Associate Professor of Nutrition at College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College spoke to the Fox 25 Morning Show this morning, breaking down the truths and myths of the highly debated French protein-based Dukan Diet said to be helping Kate Middleton and her mother prepare for the Royal Wedding on […]

SED Dean on Obama’s ed reform tactics

SED Dean Hardin Coleman reacts to President Obama’s plan for turning around underperforming schools, an approach that includes merit pay, easier removal of ineffective teachers and could taxpayers upwards of $77 billion.

Heading to Fenway for opening day? Tips for eating healthy at the ballpark

Joan Salge Blake, Clinical Associate Professor of Nutrition at College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College spoke to Heart Insight, newsletter of the American Heart Association, for their piece “Hit A Nutrition Home Run At the Ballpark.”  If you can afford to, Joan recommends upgrading your seats: “The trend is to upgrade to more […]

Starvation vacations, are they worth it?

Joan Salge Blake reacts to recent chatter in the blogosphere about the newest weight loss trend, the starvation vacation: “If you went to bed weighing 130 pounds and woke up registering 180 pounds on the bathroom scale, then you need to seek out extreme measures from a health care provider. Quickly… Since it is highly […]

The (Food) Dating Game; Joan Salge Blake offers insight into determining food safety

Joan Salge Blake, Clinical Associate Professor of Nutrition at College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, reacts to today’s announcement of the dismissal of the Boston Public School’s longtime director of food and nutrition services.  The dismissal was sparked by Boston Councilor at Large John R. Connolly‘s surprise investigative visits to BPS cafeterias earlier […]

Frozen fruit and vegetables a healthful alternative

Joan Salge Blake, Clinical Associate Professor of Nutrition at College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, discusses how frozen fruits and vegetables can be a convenient and budget-friendly alternative to fresh to help people meet their daily requirements of these important foods. Joan can be reached at salgeblake@bu.edu or @joansalgeblake.