Category Archives: nutrition

The Ethics of Eating

“Food makes philosophers of us all.” Food is an essential aspect of human function, existence and experience. The idea that “you are what you eat” has some truth to it: our food choices define who we have been, who we … Continue reading

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Dealing with Fragility and Conflict: The importance of resilient food systems

One of the great dilemmas of our time is how we will secure and provide plentiful, healthy and nutritious food for all, and to do so in an environmentally sustainable and safe manner while addressing the co-existing double burden of … Continue reading

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Addressing chronic malnutrition through multi-sectoral, sustainable approaches

My colleague Kris and I just published a paper in Frontiers in Nutrition. The paper examines the chronic undernutrition in children, also known as stunting and what interventions and approaches could be instituted to tackle it. Sadly, there are currently … Continue reading

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Scorin’ like a bandit ’til the bubble burst – Suddenly it got to be September First.

Today is August 31st. Today is my last day of freedom. The image of that movie “Endless Summer” kept lingering in my mind’s eye all of August. Then in Williamsburg two nights ago, I saw this.  😦  Sad. Alas, school starts … Continue reading

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Study highlights the potential contribution of agriculture and public health on children’s nutritional status

This is a reposted from original post here. The Importance of Context in Programme Decision Making: An analysis of Public Health and Agriculture Contributions to Nutrition Outcomes Jessica Fanzo, Roseline Remans, Patrizia Fracassi (07th July 2014) Malnutrition is the single largest … Continue reading

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Sanitation: Key for Nutrition Outcomes in India

The NY Times posted an article today about India’s sanitation issues. The thought is, that most children get enough food to eat, and sanitation and hygiene are the real issues that impact nutrition outcomes. Open defecation is widely practiced in India … Continue reading

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Can’t we all just get along?

There is scientific debate on what the ideal diet is for a healthy lifestyle and what nutrients are important in mitigating disease. An interesting article just came out in Nature about how confusing vitamin supplementation recommendations are. The writer basically … Continue reading

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