Orange is the New Black, and Sorghum is the New Quinoa?

So I was in a meeting today with a bunch of public health professionals when the conversation turned towards what new diets my co-workers are in. Admittedly, as a veteran of diet fads, the conversation piqued my interest. Ten years ago, despite having a healthy weight and an active lifestyle, I said goodbye to carbohydrates and said hello piles of meat for breakfast, meat for … Continue reading Orange is the New Black, and Sorghum is the New Quinoa?

New Nutrition Facts Label to be Delayed?

Then First Lady, Michelle Obama, and the Federal Drug Administration announced in March 2016 an improved version of the nutrition label that will be used on products nation-wide (The Office of the First Lady, 2016). As both a student and a public health professional, I was very excited about the change because the label is said to reflect the most current science. Most of all, the … Continue reading New Nutrition Facts Label to be Delayed?

Wait and See? Public Health Nutrition Under Trump

As a public health student and worker, I am very anxious to hear President Trump’s policy position in the area of nutrition and food access. It is important for the public health field to understand Trump’s position because the prevalence of obesity in the United States continue to worsen. In fact, almost 35% of adult males and 40% adult females in the country are obese … Continue reading Wait and See? Public Health Nutrition Under Trump