U-M School of Public Health Nutritional Sciences News Archive

Nutritional Sciences News Archive

  • Lumeng Named Director of Center for Human Growth and DevelopmentLumeng Named Director of Center for Human Growth and Development

    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

  • What Are The Different Kinds Of Dietary Iron, And How Should I Get Enough?What Are The Different Kinds Of Dietary Iron, And How Should I Get Enough?

    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

  • Eating Disorders Underdiagnosed, Untreated in Men, MinoritiesEating Disorders Underdiagnosed, Untreated in Men, Minorities

    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

  • Dieting Pressure in Teens Tied to Food and Weight Problems LaterDieting Pressure in Teens Tied to Food and Weight Problems Later

    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

  • Gates Foundation Grant to Fund Food Systems Anemia Research in AfricaGates Foundation Grant to Fund Food Systems Anemia Research in Africa

    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

  • Julia Wolfson Among Interprofessional Exchange Health Care Implementation Grant TeamJulia Wolfson Among Interprofessional Exchange Health Care Implementation Grant Team

    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

  • Diversifying Agriculture for Healthy DietsDiversifying Agriculture for Healthy Diets

    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

  • 4 Tips to Beat the Post FNCE Blues4 Tips to Beat the Post FNCE Blues

    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

  • Department of Nutritional Sciences Alumni Event in ChicagoDepartment of Nutritional Sciences Alumni Event in Chicago

    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

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