Soda Taxes: They could work to make communities healthier

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I produced this short animation for the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity in response to some of the shady tactics that the beverage industry has been depolying in trying to mislead the public about the effects of proposed soda taxes in a number of cities in the last few years. A piece […]

What If We All Just Stopped Trying To Lose Weight?

Posted by on May 29, 2014 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
What If We All Just Stopped Trying To Lose Weight?

This was originally published May 22, 2013 in Scientific American’s Food Matters By focusing on weight, we may be missing the broader picture of what it means to be healthy. Brian Mattson is not the picture of health. Few would look at him and say: “There’s a healthy fellow.” But that’s a shame, because Mattson […]

A Tired Game of Telephone: Scientists, Reporters, Pundits and Politics

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments
A Tired Game of Telephone: Scientists, Reporters, Pundits and Politics

This was originally published in Scientific American Food Matters on March 20, 2014 In going after CDC study, Reuters report misrepresents WIC experts, their research. The Press Release That Started it All In February, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association on obesity prevalence that concluded: […]

Book Review: The Diet Fix–Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I was happy to be asked to Review Dr. Yoni Freedhoff’s book The Diet Fix. The original review was published in Scientific American’s Food Matters on March 3, 2014. The Diet Fix: why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work, by Yoni Freedhoff, MD, is available March 4, 2014. It starts with a prescription for chocolate. Clearly this is not […]