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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 […]

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:

From Joan Salge Blake:

Americans at LARGE Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently took the vital signs of Americans and declared that more needs to be done to combat obesity. Currently, 68% of Americans are either overweight or obese. Excess body fat increases your risk of heart disease, certain cancers, stroke, and diabetes — all major killers of Americans. […]

From Nutrition Professor Joan Salge Blake:

Got High Blood Pressure? Eat a Sweet Potato. According the latest report just released by the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, most Americans are falling short of their daily potassium needs, which could be wrecking havoc their blood pressure.  Over 55% of Americans have high blood pressure or are on their way to getting high […]

From Joan Salge Blake:

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, a group of 13 independent experts, has just submitted a report with their science-based, dietary and lifestyle recommendations for the public. Using the information contained in this report, the government will be finalizing the soon-to-be released Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. Similar to the last set of guidelines, the DG […]