Elderly nutrition: challenges and resources

Caregivers and family members often tell me that they are concerned about the diet of their aging loved ones.
“They just don’t seem to eat like they used to” is a common stated observation.
While proper nutrition is important at any age, there are many factors that interfere with older adults’ ability to access nutritious food. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to help your aging loved ones maintain proper nutrition.

Harvard Professors Decode 5 Food Myths

Harvard Professors Decode 5 Food Myths

Many believe that baking is a science while cooking is a forgivable endeavor because it doesn’t require as many scrupulous calculations. However, Harvard University would beg to differ. In fact, Professors Pia Sörensen, Preceptor in Science & Cooking, Harvard Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; and Michael Brenner, Glover Professor of Applied Mathematics and Applied Physics, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, assert that approaching a recipe from both a chef and a scientist’s perspectives are the keys to unlocking some phenomenally tasting dishes.

American Food Science Is Broken

American Food Science Is Broken

There could be a future where we eat incredible, sustainable, engineered foods—3D-printed or lab-grown meals, chemically optimized to unleash the perfect combination of flavor and nutrients to fit our bodies and our tastes. Better tasting hot dogs with harmful fats removed! Healthier snacks with accurate expiration dates! Or, we can continue on our present path, and Americans will keep eating the same foods we always have, including foods that make us sick and obese. If the United States would like a say in the future of food, the government and the people need to start paying attention to our food scientists.

Quinn on Nutrition: Appropriate vegetarian diets

Quinn on Nutrition: Appropriate vegetarian diets

What three actions — if we decided to do them — would go a long way to make us a healthier nation? At a recent health summit, Dr. Ali Kahn, Dean of the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, said it pretty much boils down to this basic prescription:

JOB POSTING – Nutritionist

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Why bottles advertising “pure water” are pure hokum

Why bottles advertising “pure water” are pure hokum

Who would’ve thought something that came out of the faucet could be packaged so sexily? Grocery stores have whole aisles dedicated to the stuff. Advertisements whisk us away to tropical waterfalls and pristine frozen icescapes. Now, even ritzy restaurants offer to guide us through the options with help from dedicated “sommeliers.”