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From Joan Salge Blake:

September 27th, 2010 in Nutrition 0 comments

pbapplesAccording from the latest CDC report, we are not spending enough time shopping in the produce aisle, as over 75% of Americans are not eating the minimum recommended 4.5 cups of fruits and vegetables daily. This dietary shortfall may partially explain why over 65% of Americans are overweight.

Snacking on low calorie, high fiber, fruits and vegetables daily can help reduce your weight as Mother Nature’s finest will “fill you up before they fill you out”. In other words, you’ll likely get full on produce before you have a chance to overeat. In contrast, higher calorie, less filling snacks such as chips, crackers, and bagels are so easy to overeat that they can quickly fill you out in the wrong places.

If you are falling short of a quota of 4.5 cups fruits and veggies daily, make produce your only snack of choice and the best choice to trim your waist.  Here are 5 easy fruit and veggie snack ideas

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11th Annual Dudley Allen Sargent Lecture Today

October 16th, 2009 in Campus Events 0 comments

besserDr. Richard E. Besser, Senior Health and Medical Editor for ABC News and former Acting Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be the guest speaker at the 11th annual Dudley Allen Sargent Lecture at the College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College today.  The title of his lecture is “Pandemics, Public Health, and Political Transition.”  The lecture will begin at 3:00 p.m. at 635 Commonwealth Avenue in Room 101.  All attendees are invited to a reception following the lecture at 4:00pm in the Setterberg lounge on the 2nd floor.  THE EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Cookie dough recall

June 19th, 2009 in Public Health 0 comments

medium_8a8e8b9c1cb9ce51011cb9dfb0ad0176Nestle USA is voluntarily recalling its Toll House refrigerated cookie dough products after reports of people getting ill from eating the dough raw.  School of Management Professor Michael Salinger, a former director at the Federal Trade Commission, can discuss the mechanics of such recalls.

Contact Michael Salinger, 617-353-4408, salinger@bu.edu

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