Click, Click, Cook: Online Grocery Shopping Leaves ‘Food Deserts’ Behind
A Yale University analysis found that most people in “food deserts” in eight states would increase their access to healthy, nutritious food if they purchase groceries online and had the food delivered as part of the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Olive oil’s health benefits explored at Yale School of Public Health symposium
Yale’s Olive Oil and Health symposium drew a deeply invested group to New Haven this month—chefs, growers, importers, scientists, associations of producers, entrepreneurs and business people—to celebrate this amazing fruit juice and begin mapping out a new olive institute at the Yale School of Public Health.
YSPH International Olive Oil and Health Symposium to be Held in Legendary City of Delphi
Taking a cue from the ancient Greeks and their deep respect for the olive tree and the oil produced from its fruit, researchers led by the Yale School of Public Health are hosting a symposium in December in the legendary city of Delphi to explore the many human and planetary health benefits associated with the olive tree and its products.
Group partners Lagos on school gardening
Concerned about rising cases of malnutrition among children in public primary schools in Lagos State, the Helen Keller International, (HKI) Nigeria with funding from Mondelçz International Foundation in partnership with the Lagos State Government, has launched the school gardening programme in nine schools in Ikeja and Ojodu local government area of Lagos State.
Pain and modifiable risk factors among overweight veterans who seek to lose weight
Robin Masheb, PhD, Senior Research Scientist in Psychiatry and Director of the Veterans Initiative for Eating and Weight at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, is the senior author of a paper published in Appetite that examines the relationship between pain and and modifiable risk factors among overweight veterans who seek to lose weight.
Infant Health is the Top Priority
Breastfeeding (BF) support is one of the most cost-effective interventions to advance mother–child health worldwide. Large-scale BF support may prevent 11.6% of infant deaths and improves cognitive development. Read the joint statement from Dean Sten Vermund and Rafael Pérez-Escamilla.
Why The Breastfeeding Vs. Formula Debate Is Especially Critical In Poor Countries
In poor countries, a mother's decision about breastfeeding can be critical for her baby's survival. That's because formula carries special risks for low-income families. According to Rafael Perez-Escamilla, director of Global Health Concentration at the Yale School of Public Health. "If the water is not clean, formula becomes a death sentence for the infant."
Is Infant Formula Ever A Good Option In Poor Countries?
The long-running breast milk vs. formula debate made headlines earlier this week. The first problem arises because powdered formula requires a dependable source of clean water, which is not available to some 780 million people, according to the World Health Organization.
Trump Administration Denies Threatening Ecuador Over A Breastfeeding Resolution
U.S. officials made threats to Ecuador in an attempt to water down a resolution in support of breastfeeding, according to a report in The New York Times. The news report has garnered strong reaction from the U.S. government. Rafael Perez-Escamilla, a professor at the Yale School of Public Health, told NPR this is part of a larger trend in the current administration "to help maximize profits at the expense of public health."
Prevalence of eating disorders taken from largest sample in the United States
Carlos Grilo, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and of Psychology and Director of the Program for Obesity Weight and Eating Research (POWER) at Yale, is the senior author of a new study published in Biological Psychiatry that revises the outdated estimates of the prevalence of eating disorders in the United States.
Leptin hormone spurs body’s shift from burning carbs to fat
To keep the human brain supplied with energy when food was scarce, mammals evolved the ability to switch from burning carbohydrates to burning fat in order to preserve skeletal muscle that would otherwise be metabolized and converted to glucose. Scientists have long believed that the transition to fat metabolism was instigated solely by a drop in insulin. But a new study has identified leptin — a hormone made by fat cells — as a key mediator in this fundamental biological process.
Top FDA Official Returns to Yale to Discuss Food Safety and a Healthier Population
Susan T. Mayne, Ph.D., a former Yale School of Public Health professor and now director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFAN) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), returned this week for a homecoming of sorts to deliver a Dean’s Lecture on the FDA’s role in promoting food safety and nutritional guidelines to improve public health.