This post was written by Hannah Garrad, senior dietetics student. Hannah is working locally with Springfield Public Schools to implement the Farm to School program. An amazing learning opportunity was presented to me when Springfield Public Schools was awarded the USDA Farm to School grant in February of 2014. According to the USDA, the purpose of this grant is to “assist … [Read more...] about Encouraging Kids to Eat Their Veggies
A new report summarizes our woeful place in the world regarding health care performance. How is this possible and ethical in the wealthiest country in the history of the world? We have the highest per capita spending on health care in the world. Shouldn't we expect the finest health care, by any measure? No matter how you feel about the recent political fight over health … [Read more...] about US Ranks Last Among 7 Countries on Health System Performance
This morning's NPR story about vitamin D deficiency (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125226703) has me thinking about the scientific process. The story highlights a trend among some physicians to recommend supplemental vitamin D of as much as 1200 mg daily to ward off diseases as diverse as cancer and depression. While some are touting this as another … [Read more...] about Vitamin D deficiency, another epidemic or just jumping the gun…again?