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Monday, June 09, 2014
Jeannie Fournier, senior director of nutrition education at the Food Bank for New York City, talks about CookShop, the Food Bank's program in NYC public schools that teaches kids about nutrition, where food comes from and how to shop for and cook healthy meals and snacks - on a budget. Listeners, what do you remember from your home economics classes? Do your kids have classes similar to CookShop in their school? Call in at 212-433-WNYC.
Friday, June 06, 2014
Steering students toward healthcare careers, HERO High aims to tackle several endemic problems in the Bronx: unemployment, poor health, and high college drop-out rates.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
CDC data show a 43% drop in obesity rates among American children age 2 to 5. Nutrition expert Marion Nestle says this is a very hopeful sign, but that follow-through is required to keep rates low as children move through life. One way to address that: new nutrition labels being announced by the FDA tomorrow. Nestle is hoping that "added sugars" will be included in labels from now on.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
What if you didn’t have to ever eat to get all the nutrition you need? This dream of never having to deal with the hassle of "food" is what inspired Rob Rhinehart to create a grayish, macro-nutirtious cocktail called Soylent which he concocts in an ex-garment factory outside Los Angeles. About 20,000 customers have placed pre-orders of the stuff, and more than $2 million in orders will be shipped in early March. Rhinehart explains why in the future, everyone will eat Soylent.
Friday, December 20, 2013
On this week’s Please Explain, Marion Nestle, author of Eat, Drink Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics; Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health; What to Eat, among other books, talks about the politics of food.
Friday, November 08, 2013
Dr. Richard deShazo of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, the lead author of the article "The Autopsy of Chicken Nuggets Reads 'Chicken Little'” in the American Journal of Medicine, talks about his investigation into what, exactly, chicken nuggets contain. Surprise: it's not all chicken meat.
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Fast food has its fair share of critics who say that the processed foods served by chain restaurants are responsible for the obesity epidemic in this country. But in this month’s cover issue for the Atlantic, David Freedman has a response to these critics: Fast food is actually the key to reducing obesity. Freedman argues that by putting our focus on fresh, organic products, we’re missing out on an opportunity to make low-calorie food more widely available.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Nathanael Johnson, journalist and the author of All Natural*: *A Skeptic's Quest to Discover If the Natural Approach to Diet, Childbirth, Healing, and the Environment Really Keeps Us Healthier and Happier asks why, with better medicine, we're less healthy and tries to chart a middle course between "all natural" and "high tech."
Friday, March 01, 2013
Even if you're relatively secure about your health and waistline, it's been impossible to completely miss the buzz around the major diet trends of recent years. But is all this nutrition advice actually making us healthier?
Friday, March 01, 2013
This week’s Please Explain is all about so-called superfoods—natural, whole foods that are superior sources of anti-oxidants and essential nutrients. Dr. Drew Ramsey, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University, and co-author of The Happiness Diet and the forthcoming Fifty Shades of Kale, explains which foods are healthiest—from nuts to fish to olive oil to grass-fed beef—for our bodies and our brains.
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
When it comes to weight loss, does it matter more what you eat, when you eat or how much you eat? Marion Nestle, professor in the department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and of sociology at New York University tries to answer that question in her new book, Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics.