A nutrition report card for Americans: Dark clouds, silver linings

New research shows both adults and kids are eating more nutritious food. But minorities and low-income populations still lag behind the rest.

Dariush Mozaffarian, Dean of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University • conversation
April 12, 2021 ~7 min

20 years of the American diet: Dark clouds, silver linings

New research shows both adults and kids are eating more nutritious food. But minorities and low-income populations still lag behind the rest.

Dariush Mozaffarian, Dean of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University • conversation
April 12, 2021 ~7 min

Returning the 'three sisters' – corn, beans and squash – to Native American farms nourishes people, land and cultures

For centuries Native Americans intercropped corn, beans and squash because the plants thrived together. A new initiative is measuring health and social benefits from reuniting the "three sisters."

Christina Gish Hill, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Iowa State University • conversation
Nov. 20, 2020 ~9 min

Healthier food can contain more contaminants – but there's a simple way to stay safe

A new study shows high-fibre brown rice also contains more arsenic than white rice – so which is better for you?

Ruth Fairchild, Senior Lecturer in Nutrition, Cardiff Metropolitan University • conversation
June 17, 2020 ~7 min

5 ways eating in a pandemic is improving your relationship with food – and why you should stick with them

A nutritionist shares five habits becoming more common during the pandemic that she hopes will continue. Eating family meals together is just the start.

Stephanie Meyers, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, Instructor in Nutrition, Boston University • conversation
June 1, 2020 ~7 min

Home cooking means healthier eating – there's an opportunity to change food habits for good

A spike in flour sales and an increase in home cooked meals could signal the start of a new healthier relationship with food.

Danielle McCarthy, Senior Lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences, Queen's University Belfast • conversation
April 27, 2020 ~6 min

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