Tagged: Nutrition in the News

Because I Said So: Backing Up Mom’s Advice to Eat Breakfast

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College Image Source This month’s theme, Bringing Back Breakfast, is all about the “most important meal of the day.” We’ll be focusing on: Why breakfast is important How to choose healthy breakfast cereals Why some people have difficulty stomaching food in the morning and ways to help Dorm options […]

Everything in Moderation

By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College Resolution 5: Drink Less Image Source According to the CDC, excessive alcohol use is the 3rd leading lifestyle-related cause of death in the US. While not always lethal, alcohol can still be detrimental in respect to your health leading to malabsorption of nutrients and weight gain if consumed […]

GoodBye MyPyramid: There’s a new shape in town!

USDA Replaces Food Pyramid with New Food Plate By Alyssa Langer, COM Student On June 2, 2011, the USDA revealed its new food plate, a simplified version of the food pyramid which had been in existence since 1992. The pyramid, though, was often confusing for Americans, particularly children, so Michelle Obama has teamed up with […]

“Lazy Cakes” Relaxation Snack

By Elizabeth Jarrard, Dietetics Student, Sargent College If you haven’t been perusing the counter of your local convenience store, you may have missed “Lazy Cakes” brownies. Yep, right next to the Red Bull Shots, and 5 Hour Energy, we can now find products that claim to do the exact opposite-“chill” everyone out. The NYTimes drew everyone’s attention […]

Sugar Guilt?

By Elizabeth Jarrard, Dietetics Student, Sargent College Perhaps you’ve seen a new ad going around. The tagline is  “Sprinkle your coffee with something better than guilt,” suggesting that you should swap out sugar in your coffee every morning with Truvia, a sugar substitute refined from the stevia plant. This stevia extract, marketed as Truvia (Coca-Cola) and […]

Think Thin

By Elizabeth Jarrard, Dietetics Student, Sargent College An interesting little product landed on our desks the other week. ThinkThin bar promising “deliciously natural weight management”- a gluten free, high protein bar with zero grams of sugar. Turning it over to read the ingredients label on this “Chocolate Covered Strawberries” bar I counted 38 ingredients, 4 […]

Muscle Milk: Living up to the Hype?

By Colleen Alexander, Nutrition Student, Sargent College Photo Source Muscle Milk has recently joined a sea of protein supplements that are advertised for all ages and ailments. To appeal to a widening demographic, Muscle Milk’s collection now includes chocolate malt, banana and strawberry flavors, and a new series of reduced fat “Muscle Milk Light” options. […]

You don’t need to “Earn Your Mac n Cheese”

By Elizabeth Jarrard, Dietetics Student, Sargent College There’s a new gym near Boston University. Huge billboards and ads adorn the windows proclaiming that YOU need to “earn your mac n cheese tonight” Their gimmick to get you inside their doors, clamoring for a membership is to guilt you into working out. Because the only reason […]

2010 Dietary Guidelines For Americans

By Elizabeth Jarrard, Dietetics Student, Sargent College Every 5 years the American government re-evaluates the state of health in America and sets guidelines to try to improve the diet of its public. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines place stronger emphasis on reducing calorie consumption and increasing physical activity due to high incidence of obesity in our […]

Cage Free Eggs at BU

By Alyssa Langer, COM Student, Make a Difference Monday happens but once a month here at BU, but you can still choose sustainable options in the Dining Halls! Do you frequent the omelet station in the dining halls during breakfast? If so, have you noticed the new signs promoting cage-free eggs? After considering the idea […]