Nutritional Sciences News
Julie Lumeng, a developmental and behavioral pediatrician and professor of nutritional sciences, has been named the new director of the University of Michigan Center for Human Growth and Development.
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:57:29 -0400
Andrew Jones, assistant professor of nutritional sciences at the School of Public Health, explains the different ways we can get enough dietary iron.
Thu, 05 Apr 2018 16:07:30 -0400
In a survey of college-age students, Kendrin Sonneville and Sarah Lipson of the U-M School of Public Health found great disparities in who was getting both diagnosis and treatment for eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating disorder and overconsumption.
Tue, 13 Mar 2018 14:58:26 -0400
Adults who were pressured by their parents to diet during adolescence may have a higher risk of obesity and eating disorders as adults than people who weren't urged to lose weight as teens, a new study suggests. The study offers fresh evidence that even well-intended efforts by parents to encourage kids to slim down can backfire, says Katherine Bauer, co-author of an accompanying editorial, and assistant professor of nutritional sciences at Michigan Public Health.
Fri, 09 Mar 2018 12:49:48 -0500
Michigan Public Health has received a $1.3 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study the impact of the fish processing industry on persistent anemia among adolescent girls and women in Ghana. Andrew Jones, the John G. Searle Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences, leads the research team.
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:24:33 -0500
The University of Michigan health science deans have selected a faculty team to be awarded the first-ever Early Implementation Grant for the university's Interprofessional Exchange Research Stimulus program. Julia Wolfson, assistant professor of health management and policy, is on the team of investigators looking at different diet and lifestyle interventions for people with obesity, hypertension and type 2 diabetes.
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:53:23 -0500
The composition of global food supplies has become more similar in recent decades, and just a handful of foods now account for most of the calories we consume. However, there is reason to believe that more diverse farms can support healthy diets in several different ways. Andrew Jones, the John G. Searle Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences, explains.
Thu, 01 Feb 2018 17:06:37 -0500
By now, you've probably come off the FNCE adrenaline rush, having been surrounded by motivating peers in the nutrition field, and are now eating your post-FNCE blues away with the free samples you received.
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:49:38 -0500
On October 23, The Department of Nutritional Sciences hosted its first ever alumni event. This took place in conjunction with the 2017 Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in Chicago, IL.
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 14:13:43 -0500
Restaurants are reducing sodium in some newer items on their menus, but when it comes to existing fare and use of sodium overall there has been little change, according to research led by Julia Wolfson, assistant professor of health management and policy and of nutritional sciences at the School of Public Health.
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:41:59 -0400