Expert Blog Posts

  1. April 11, 2014

    A bright light in the obesity statistics

    What factors contributed to the decline in obesity among low-income preschoolers from 2008 through 2011? And what can we learn from this trend?

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  2. September 6, 2013

    Individualization key in weight loss program

    By Donald Hensrud, M.D. Anybody who takes on a weight loss program needs a plan tailored to their own needs. 4 comments
  3. February 6, 2013

    Industry reacts to attacks on sugar-sweetened drinks

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Are makers of sugar-sweetened drinks responding with real change or just trying to retool their image? 5 comments
  4. January 23, 2013

    Strategies for dealing with snack attacks

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Snacking can be a strategy to control hunger and overall calorie intake, if done smartly. 7 comments
  5. January 9, 2013

    Restaurant trends — What's on the menu for 2013?

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Restaurants are embracing locally sourced, healthier options for adults and children. Will these trends delight diners? 10 comments
  6. October 3, 2012

    What will it take to reverse the obesity epidemic?

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. The rates of obesity and related diseases are on course to increase dramatically over the next 20 years. What can be done? 18 comments
  7. September 5, 2012

    What messages are kids getting about nutrition?

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. What messages are adults sending children about weight and health? 4 comments
  8. August 25, 2012

    Preventing diabetes

    By Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N. and Peggy Moreland, R.N. Preventing diabetes can start with even modest weight loss if you're overweight. How can we help reduce obesity and diabetes in our communities? 10 comments
  9. August 15, 2012

    Fruit or vegetable — Do you know the difference?

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Can you explain the difference between fruits and vegetables? And do you get enough of both in your diet? 67 comments
  10. July 25, 2012

    Sitting disease

    By Jennifer K. Nelson, R.D., L.D. and Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. The number of hours you spend sitting each day can affect how long you live as well as your quality of life. 14 comments
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