Category: Sargent College

Experts Give New Tips To Help Avoid Backpack Injuries

July 23rd, 2014 in 2014, Karen Jacobs, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

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It’s hard to believe, but “back to school” shopping season is upon us already! Kids will be loading up those backpacks and headed out the door in just a few weeks…

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School lunch survey: Kids like healthy lunch choices

July 22nd, 2014 in 2014, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College, WFXT 0 comments

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

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The truth about school lunch: Kids like salad bars

July 21st, 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

When Mellissa Honeywood took the job as the Director of Food and Nutrition Services for the Cambridge Public Schools, she took the chicken nuggets off the menu and added garlic chicken served with whole grain pasta in order to meet the new nutrition standards for school lunches…

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FDA Warning: Avoid Pure Caffeine Powder

July 21st, 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

The FDA is warning consumers to avoid powdered pure caffeine, particularly, the variety being sold in bulk bags over the Internet. These products are essentially 100 percent caffeine. One teaspoon of pure caffeine is roughly equivalent to the amount in 25 cups of coffee. The FDA is aware of at least one death of a teenager, thus far, who had used these products…

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Are You Cheating on Your Heart With Cheese?

July 14th, 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

I’ll admit it. I love cheese. I eat it almost daily, and serve it whenever I have friends over. It appears I am not alone in my love affair of cheese…

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Too much salt at restaurants

July 10th, 2014 in 2014, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College, WFXT 0 comments

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‘Superfood’ trend combines fresh foods, common-sense choices

July 10th, 2014 in 2014, Joan Salge Blake, Los Angeles Times, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

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

Practically every celebrity, TV show and magazine related to food or health has come out with a list of “superfoods” we all should be eating. These lists began to appear a few years ago, highlighting common foods that pack a nutritional punch, like sweet potatoes and blueberries. Now, we’re told we should be buying things like beet juice, acai berries, kale, quinoa, and chia seeds…

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“All produce is good for you. To ask which one is the best and brightest is like asking a mother which one of her kids she loves the most.”

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Would You Try Gardening to Beat Cancer?

July 7th, 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

To fight cancer, the American Cancer Society recommends that you eat at least 2 ½ cup of fruits and vegetables daily. But could there be an added advantage if you grew them yourself? Maybe…

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6 weird things that happen to food before you buy it

July 5th, 2014 in 2014, FoxNews.com, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College 0 comments

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

The process of getting that apple on your plate sounds simple enough: farmer picks apple, apple gets loaded on a truck and shipped off to the grocery store where it lands in your cart. Well, not quite. In fact, your food goes through a lot to make it to you, from being treated with antibiotics to getting a chlorine bath and a wax coating…

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“Whether farm-raised or wild, there are so many benefits of eating salmon, namely its rich source of omega 3 fatty acids that we don’t get enough of.”

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Drink up to cool down in the heat

July 1st, 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

With the sweltering heat comes the need to remember to drink up to cool down…

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