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Arsenic in apple juice?

Joan Salge Blake, clinical associate professor of nutrition and a registered dietician, weighs in on the controversy surrounding how “The Dr. Oz Show” yesterday aired a segment about unsafe levels of arsenic in many brands of apple juice. The FDA, however, has called the show’s testing methods “erroneous” and “misleading” since they only looked at total levels of […]

BU study links home and school environments to children’s BMIs

A recent study by Boston University School of Social Work Assistant Professor Daniel Miller found that different characteristics of home and school environments were related to a child’s body mass index (BMI) in kindergarten and the rate of BMI growth until fifth grade. Using growth curve modeling and a sample of approximately 11,400 children from […]

What Obama & Congress should do for nutrition

Associate Clinical Professor of Nutrition at Sargent College, Joan Salge Blake (@joansagleblake) offers the one thing she thinks should be done by the President for the good of the economy and the country (via with regard to nutrition: “If I could say one thing, it would be to encourage him to continue establishing the […]

Experts available to comment on smoke-free hotels, motels

The following Boston University experts are available to offer commentary on the recent trend  of hotels, motels, and other lodgings that are becoming smoke-free facilities. Christopher Muller, Dean of the School of Hospitality Administration Contact 617-353-6327,   Michael Siegel, Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences in the School of Public Health; Expert […]