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Healthy Summer Eating with Joan Salge-Blake

How to eat well, save money, and stay cool


Click on the link above to watch a recap of the live chat.

Should we give up ballpark hot dogs for hummus and pita? Leave ice cream behind for a healthful slice of watermelon? Is organic produce worth the price? Joan Salge-Blake (SAR’84), Boston University nutrition guru and a clinical associate professor of nutrition at Sargent College, can answer those questions and more in a live chat at 1 p.m. (10 a.m. PST) this Thursday.

Have questions on healthy summertime eating? Leave them in the comments below. Or include hashtag #JSBsummer on Twitter.


13 Comments on Healthy Summer Eating with Joan Salge-Blake

  • jemack on 06.15.2010 at 3:21 pm

    Farmer's market pointers

    I like shopping at the farmer’s market in the summer because I feel good about getting really fresh veggies, but I can’t afford to buy everything there.

    Are there certain things that are better to buy at the farmer’s market and other things that are ok to buy at the supermarket? Any advice?

  • jemack on 06.15.2010 at 3:27 pm

    Eating at the beach

    I feel like I’m always more inclined to indulge in “junk” (PB crackers, M&Ms) at the beach than at home. What are some tasty, healthy foods to bring to the beach that travel well and can stand the heat?

  • kcornuelle on 06.15.2010 at 3:28 pm

    Who doesn’t know that hot dogs are bad for them? Seriously! Actually, I have a bunch of friends who are vegetarians, and I want to fix some cookout fare — I know there’s corn, but what else should I grill?

  • Anonymous on 06.15.2010 at 3:32 pm

    I’m taking a ton of weekend road trips this summer (why does everyone get married at once?). And I always get tempted to stop at a mcdonalds or something else fast. And I know that I’ll forget to pack a snack ahead of time… what’s the best healthy food to eat while driving?

  • Anonymous on 06.17.2010 at 5:26 am

    College Students

    College students are VERY bad at choosing the right foods when it comes to snacking and meal options. Are there any types of foods that are healthy yet budget-friendly for a college student?

  • Anonymous on 06.17.2010 at 8:07 am

    Over baking = over eating

    During the summer I find that I have more time to cook and bake but I usually end up cooking and baking way to much then I feel bad that there are left overs so I end up eating way more than I should. How do I stop my self from overeating and baking cookies and brownies twice a week?

  • Joshua Sullins on 06.17.2010 at 10:19 am


    I have been eating a Paleolithic Diet since February. Recently, I have added cheese, milk, and whey protein in an effort to help recovery and creation of lean muscle mass.

    My wife is concerned about the amount of met (grass fed, of course) that I intake, about 6lbs/month. I get plenty of green vegetables, but is there a problem with my diet consisting mostly of nuts, seeds, and meat?


  • Anonymous on 06.17.2010 at 10:50 am

    Which cook-out foods should you avoid and which ones are the best options to eat?

  • Anonymous on 06.17.2010 at 12:19 pm

    What tips can you offer about not overeating at graduation parties and other summer activities?

  • Anonymous on 06.17.2010 at 12:20 pm

    What are your recommendations for low-calorie frozen treats?

  • Anonymous on 06.17.2010 at 1:24 pm

    What’s your opinion on the raw milk debate that was recently brought up on this website?

  • Anonymous on 07.13.2010 at 2:16 pm

    Re: Over baking = over eating

    you could try not buying all those baking ingredients in the first place. save money, and no temptation. i’m just saying…

  • Handi Wu on 07.13.2010 at 2:19 pm

    don’t buy junkfood! done.

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