Nutritional Sciences

Food market in Detroit

Emergency Food Security Funding Must Continue

Alek Ostrander and Carly Truett

The economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the risk of the nearly 26 million adults in the US struggling to access and afford food. Federal nutrition assistance programs like SNAP help, but additional assistance is needed for those already receiving maximum benefits. And many of these emergency measures should become permanent. Read more

Platform bed and nightstand with lamp.

Sleep 101: Why Sleep Is So Important to Your Health

Erica Jansen

What is sleep and how is it related to our overall health? How much sleep do we need? When should the school day begin? As we approach daylight saving time 2020, nutritional sciences expert Erica Jansen talks about sleep, nutrition, mental health, and how to catch more ZZZs. Read more

Plant-based meal prep

Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet

Afra Kamal

The key to achieving optimal health on a plant-based diet is to maintain a balanced diet comprised of a diverse array of whole foods with minimal added sugar, refined grains, excess sodium, or unhealthy fats. A diet rich in whole, plant-based foods should provide more than enough of the macronutrients and micronutrients you need to thrive. Read more