Our team of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are experts in a variety of specialty areas including weight management, eating disorders, sports nutrition, food allergies and intolerances, digestive disorders, and healthy dining programs. We incorporate the latest research and evidenced-based practices to provide insight and context to publications, and radio and television programs. Please provide details on your interview topic and timeline when you contact us.
SCNC Dietitians in the News
Spot On! Podcast | Published January 5, 2019 | Spot On!, hosted by our colleague, Clinical Associate Professor Joan Salge Blake, EdD, MS, RDN, FAND, is a health and wellness podcast that explores the latest health-related media topics, and extracts accurate, usable information geared toward college students, soon-to-be college students, or anyone who knows a college student! The first episode of the podcast features SCNC’s Sports Specialist Dietitian, Lauren O’Brien, MS, RDN, LDN, CSSD – we recommend you tune in to this episode, and all others!
Men’s Health.com | Published December 12, 2018. | Have you heard of prebiotics? SCNC Registered Dietitian Jordan Badger discusses what prebiotics are and where they can be found in our diets. Read more.
BU Today | Published October 25, 2018 | Looking for tasty, easy-to-prepare dishes that can be made in the microwave? SCNC Registered Dietitians teamed up with BU Today to create some great recipes and videos on how to cook them using just a microwave. Read more.
Prevention.com | Published October 18, 2018 | What is MCT oil and are its health claims backed by science? SCNC Registered Dietitian Jordan Badger reviews this oil and what the research says about it. Read more.
Time.com│Published August 22, 2018│SCNC Registered Dietitian Jordan Badger discusses the health benefits of guacamole. Read more.
WalletHub.com│Published October 16, 2017│The SCNC served on a panel of food and nutrition experts, providing money-saving tips and advice for vegetarian and vegan meal planning. Read more.
The Boston Globe│Published August 24, 2017│SCNC Registered Dietitian Elizabeth Matteo comments on the important role of diet in recovering from a workout in response to Tom Brady’s ‘no days off’ chant. Read more.
Chowhound│Published August 10, 2017│The SCNC shares some grocery shopping tips to help college students on a budget. Read more.
The Daily Free Press│Published February 10, 2014│The SCNC offers some tips for decreasing the added sugar in your diet. Read more.
BU Today│Published July 15, 2013│Greatist ranks BU among the top 20 healthiest colleges in America, highlighting the FitRec & Sargent Choice as key contributors. Read more.
Brookline Access Television
Jennifer Culbert, a dietitian at the SCNC, and Bianca Tamburello, an ambassador for the Sargent Choice Healthy Dining Program, speak to BU’s very own Karen Jacobs on her Brookline Access Television program “Lifestyle by Design” about the Sargent Choice Healthy Dining Program at BU. To see the full video, click here.
BU Professor Voices
“Professor Voices” is a division of BU Public Relations and serves as a platform for experts at BU to speak about their accomplishments, their department, and offer input on current research. Lisa Ferreira speaks to “Professor Voices” about the various types of counseling offered at the SCNC. The article accompanying the video can be found here.
In an article about maintaining a gluten-free diet, SCNC dietitian Lisa Ferreira spoke to Atlas Magazine about the effects of gluten on someone with an allergy. Read more author’s blog.
The SCNC and Healthy Dining Program have been featured in BU Today on a number of occasions. Click the link to find articles in which the SCNC dietitians offer input on nutrition facts and myths circulating popular media, or to check out the Sargent Choice Cooking series for videos and recipes. Articles go as far back as 2007, when the SCNC was the Sargent College Nutrition and Fitness Center.
The Daily Free Press
Lisa Ferreira spoke with the Daily Free Press to comment on the newly coined term “Drunkorexia,” a drinking/eating disorder found most often on college campuses. Ferreira discusses the health impacts of cutting out nutritional value and replacing it with alcohol. Read “The Skinny on Drunkorexia” on the Daily Free Press‘s website.
Her Campus BU, the BU-centered portion of the popular college website Her Campus, features a two-part article about eating healthy in the dining hall and quotes SCNC dietitian Sarah Butler to weigh in. You can find part 1 here, and part 2 here.
The Quad, an online blog about life at BU, has two pieces about the Sargent Choice Healthy Dining Program in their archive. The first discusses Sargent Choice Night of March 2011 and its comfort food menu. Many past and current SCNC dietitians and other team members chime in. The second is about an event hosted by Sargent Choice to explain the benefits of vegetarian cooking, and includes recipes for the popular Black Bean Burgers and a Quinoa side salad. SCNC dietitian Sarah Butler hosted the event and is quoted in the article.
Before the name was switched to the Sargent Choice Nutrition Center, it was called Sargent College’s Nutrition and Fitness Center (NFC). In 2011, BU Today wrote three articles quoting the dietitians of the NFC.
In “The Buzz Around Eating Insects,” SCNC/NFC dietitian Sarah Butler weighed in on the discourse of eating insects.
The article “Personalized Fitness Advice at Bargain Price” quotes SCNC/NFC dietitian Lisa Ferreira about setting small goals for yourself on your path to personal fitness.
In “Love the Body You’re In,” an article about improving negative body image, the NFC was referred to as a good place to start repairing body image insecurities.
The Daily Free Press
In 2008 the Daily Free Press wrote an article about the infamous myth of Freshman 15; the article quotes SCNC dietitian Sarah Butler. Three years later, with an almost completely different batch of undergrads, TDFP wrote a second article about the dreaded Freshman 15, once again debunking the myth, this time quoting SCNC dietitian and director Stacey Zawacki.
News-medical.net writes about the introduction of many new services to the SCNC, then called the Sargent College Nutrition and Fitness Center. As the article cites, the Nutrition Center and the Healthy Dining Program are unique to BU. Stacey Zawacki comments.
The Daily Free Press
Sarah Butler speaks to the Daily Free Press about the revamping of the Sargent Choice Menu for the 2009-10 school year. The Healthy Dining Program would start off fall with new recipes to garner interest in the program and in eating well. The article can be found here.
Five articles were written from 2005 to 2008 by BU Today journalists quoting dietitians from the Sargent Choice Nutrition Center–when it was called the Nutrition and Fitness Center (NFC).
Laura Thompson (now Judd) spoke to BU Today about vitamins. She comments on what circumstances it is advisable to take vitamins. Read BU Today‘s “Health Matters: Vitamins.”
One BU Today journalist challenged herself to lose some excess weight and become healthier. Her article “Winning the Losing Game” mentions SCNC/NFC dietitian Stacey Zawacki (then Stacey Stimets) and comments on the Healthy Dieting class she took, taught by Zawacki.
In 2005 BU was named the third fittest college in the nation. BU Today featured an article about the esteemed title, “BU Ranked Third Fittest College in America,” which discusses three nutrition courses to be offered through BU’s Fitness & Recreation Center. Stacey Zawacki (then Stacey Stimets) discusses the development of the courses.