Tagged: Nutrition in the News

“Fit For Success”

By Margo Wilson, Journalism Student, Sargent Choice Student Ambassador Recently Rachel Reynolds, one of our Dietitians at Sargent Choice Nutrition Center, was featured in a BUTV news piece that aired on BUTV 10 and Good Morning BU. Rachel was interviewed by Melissa Adan, who put together the video story. The clip, titled “Fit For Success” was […]

MythBusters! Are Calories Eaten at Night More Fattening?

One of the common questions dietitians get is, “When is the best time to eat?” Often followed by, “What are some healthy nighttime snacks?” A few years ago Sargent Choice Nutrition Center alum Elizabeth Jarrard, now a registered dietitian, answered these questions in a great blog post. Reading through it, I felt it had to […]

Undestanding Food Additives

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College   Last week we introduced you to a wonderful resource for all things food and health related: the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The CSPI’s website is a treasure trove of resources and one of their gems is Chemical Cuisine, which is also now an app. […]

Best of the Food Web: Center for Science in the Public Interest

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College Ever heard of the Center for Science in the Public Interest? They’re the ones who came up with the label “organic” for foods, made it mandatory for food packaging to list nutrition facts, and many other major health policies and regulations that affect you almost every day. Oprah […]

Gluten Free: Hype or Health?

By Allison Mars, Dietetics Student, Sargent College Walking down the grocery store aisles it’s hard not to notice all the new health claims in bright lettering on some packaged foods “Low fat!” “No cholesterol!” but lately there’s been a new label that’s been gaining a lot of attention, “Gluten-Free”. Almost every product that is gluten […]

Why Vegetarianism is Environmentally Friendly

By Josianne Cadieux, Sargent Choice Nutrition Center Dietetic Intern Last week during BU Dining’s Vegetarian Cooking Class, Sustainability Coordinator Sabrina Pashtan spoke about the benefits of vegetarianism. Here were some of the highlights: Vegetarian diets help conserve water It takes about 25 gallons of water to grow 1 pound of wheat, but it takes an […]

Record Breaking Temperatures: Recommendations for Marathon Runners

With temperatures expected to be in the mid to high 80’s, there are lots of concerns surrounding the health of the marathon runners on Monday. Laura Judd, MS, RD, LDN, CSSD, has some recommendations for marathon runners in the heat: As a marathon runner, you want your glycogen stores to be as high as possible […]

“The Incredible Egg”: Make the best decision in the dining hall

By Bianca Tamburello, Dietetics Student, Sargent College   The Benefits of Eggs Eggs have become synonymous with breakfast for their high nutrient density. According to the American Egg Board, eggs offer 6 grams of the highest quality protein. The high quality protein keeps you fuller for a longer period of time, which aids in weight […]

No More Excuses: Waking Up Your Stomach

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College Bringing Back Breakfast: Not Hungry Excuse For those of you like me who have to eat breakfast first thing after waking up, it can be hard to understand how someone wouldn’t be hungry after sleeping 7 or more hours. While the possible physiological reasoning for not having an […]

Choosing the right cereal

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College Bringing Back Breakfast: Choosing healthy breakfast cereals Image Source While breakfasts like omlettes and oatmeal sound great, many of us don’t have the time to cook breakfast in the morning. Instead, we reach for cereal and a carton of milk. Luckily, breakfast cereal can be a healthy way […]