Category: Sargent College

Good Potato, Bad Potato: War Over Starchy Spud Continues

September 18th, 2014 in 2014, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College, WBUR 0 comments

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Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Potatoes, it turns out, are political. At least in the cutthroat world of food and nutrition where, increasingly, what we eat is a highly partisan, hotly debated and frustratingly gridlocked battle pitting health policy types against one another…

Expert quote:

“It’s what you do with the spud. The spud itself – the way nature made it – is quite nutritious. They are a very inexpensive way to get good nutrients in our diet.”

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Health headlines: Sodium, diabetes, waistlines

September 16th, 2014 in 2014, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College, WFXT 0 comments

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Move Over Sugar, Salt is a Bigger Threat For All

September 15th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 90 percent of children ages 6 to 18 in the United States eat too much sodium daily…

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Kids & salt

September 12th, 2014 in 2014, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College, WFXT 0 comments

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Is cooking dinner making a comeback?

September 10th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Can the old-fashioned, home-made family dinners pave the way to improving long-term, healthy food choices? A new study suggests that it can, especially if you are feeding children…

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Get your child to eat healthy

September 7th, 2014 in 2014, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College, WFXT 0 comments

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Dentists Recommend Candy With Alternate Sweetening Substance

September 2nd, 2014 in 2014, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College, WBZ-TV 0 comments

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Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

Dentists are often telling their patients to avoid too much candy and sweets to prevent tooth decay, but that could soon change…

Expert quote:

“This would be a lower calorie gum or lower calorie candy so clearly a good choice.”

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Is Your Lunch Bag Making You Sick

September 2nd, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Sargent College 0 comments

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By Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

If you ever had a foodborne illness, also known as food poisoning, you painfully know that it not exactly a “day at the beach.”

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Study Says Home-Packed Lunches Less Nutritious Than School-Made Meals

August 30th, 2014 in 2014, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College, WBZ-TV 0 comments

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Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

A new Tufts University study looked at the home packed lunches of more than 600 third and fourth graders and found that none of the meals contained servings from all five food groups…

Expert quote:

“There is so much backlash about the national school lunch program, but when you look at the study, you say wait a minute, what’s coming from home is not as good as what is being served in our schools.”

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Backpacks are back-healthy if used right

August 27th, 2014 in 2014, Karen Jacobs, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

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Here’s some good news for back-to-school: Backpacks are good for your kids’ backs…

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