Nutrition News

Eat Well & Keep Moving, 3rd Edition

Eat Well & Keep Moving, Third Edition (Human Kinetics), by Dr. Lilian Cheung, Hank Dart, Sari Kalin, Brett Otis, and Dr. Steven Gortmaker, is a school-based program that equips children with the knowledge, skills, and supportive environment they need to lead more healthful lives by choosing nutritious diets and being physically active.

New Dietary Guidelines remove restriction on total fat and set limit for added sugars but censor conclusions of the scientific advisory committee

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines have been released, with updates including limiting added-sugar intake to less than 10 percent of daily calories, and the removal of the restriction on the percentage of calories from total fat. The new guidelines also emphasize healthy eating patterns, with the following  key recommendations:

Research Roundup

Noteworthy nutrition studies highlighted by members of The Chan School’s Department of Nutrition 1) Jackson, S. L., King, S. M. C., Park, S., Fang, J., Odom, E. C., & Cogswell, M. E. (2015). Health professional advice and adult action to reduce sodium intake. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine … Continue reading “Research Roundup”

Healthy Gift Guide — 17 ideas for giving “the gift of health”

Shopping for holiday gifts is at the top of many people’s to-do lists. And while so-called “health nuts” used to be the primary recipients of wellness-boosting presents, the reality is that everyone can benefit from being given “the gift of health.” This holiday season, consider adopting a health theme for your holiday shopping. To help, … Continue reading “Healthy Gift Guide — 17 ideas for giving “the gift of health””