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Professor Roger Fielding on Sarcopenia

Tufts Senior Scientist Roger Fielding recently sat down with Andrew Dudley, a specialist on Sarcopenia, to discuss Fielding’s research innovations. Sarcopenia, which involves the degenerative loss of skeletal muscle mass, is a hotly researched field, and Fielding’s work at Tufts has paved the way in recent years.

As the Director of the Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, and Sarcopenia Laboratory, a branch of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Fielding works to understand how nutrition and physical activity may help prevent or reverse physical dysfunction in adults. Fielding explains that:

We study the factors that influence the age-related changes in muscle mass and muscle strength, and we try to examine interventions that could potentially slow or reverse the process.

Check out the video below, and learn more about Sarcopenia on Facebook and Twitter.

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Caroline Kaufman, N10: A “Sweet Foodie”

Looking for a food blog that’s mouth-watering, insightful, and all-things “sweet”? Caroline Kaufman, N10, has created a fun, easy-to-read blog that’s filled with cutting-edge nutrition information, healthy recipes, and beautiful photos.

Kaufman has a knack for taking sweet treats and changing the recipe a bit to make them healthier, but still delicious. In a recent post featuring gingerbread, she says:

The recipe is for a traditional gingerbread, made healthier with some whole wheat flour, canola oil, and applesauce to bump up fiber and take down saturated fat and cholesterol. The two teaspoons of ginger give it a spicy kick. This is not a sweet, sticky dessert cake. It’s much more about the molasses and spices.

Since 2008,  Sweet Foodie has helped Kaufman build an online presence and attract attention to her insightful healthy eating tips. The blog has achieved a large readership, as well as wide acclaim–it recently won awards for Nutrition Expert Blog of the Year and Top Blog of the Year from Around the Plate.

Kaufman received her M.S. in Nutrition Communication from Tufts’ Friedman School and currently resides in San Francisco, where she’s a registered dietition and freelance writer for a variety of publications. Her work has been published in EatingWell, Real Simple, and NY Metro Parents, among other sources.

 

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Food For Thought with Dr. Miriam Nelson

Dr. Miriam Nelson, professor of nutrition at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and founder and director of the John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention at Tufts University, has embarked on her StrongWomen Across America Tour.

Nelson describes her aims for the tour on the StrongWomen website:

Beginning in Kenai, Alaska and traveling east to Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania, the StrongWomen Across America tour will focus on eight small communities with active StrongWomen programs.  Each community has developed what I call a Change Club – a group of 15 to 20 motivated women who will work to change the physical activity and food environments in their own communities.  It is my hope that this work will not only impact those individual communities, but will create a ripple effect that will reach communities across the nation.

Check out her Twitter account, Facebook page and most recent book, The Social Network Diet, which gives an interesting spin on how to perpetuate a healthy lifestyle through innovative social networking.

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‘Balance Your Life’ Blog Suggests Smoothies for a Nutritional Summer Drink

Balance Your Life (BYL) is a healthy lifestyle campaign from the Department of Health Education at Tufts. Thanks to the Balance Your Life blog, managed by soon-to-be double jumbo, Kate Sweeney (A’05, N’11), Tufts students and beyond have access to ample information about the aspects of healthy living on a college campus.

Most recently, the advice has been regarding what you could replace your coffee or tea with as the weather gets warmer. For a more summer-inspired drink that is cool and refreshing, Sweeney recommends a chilled smoothie. A smoothie is not only easy and fast to make in the dorms, but it can be taken on-the-go, and can be made with healthful ingredients.

There are many different foods you can put into a smoothie, from carrots, to pineapple, to yogurt. Some of Sweeney’s favorite are those that also have nutritional benefits, like the chopped carrot and banana smoothie, full of fiber and anti-oxidants, or the peanut butter and chocolate smoothie, giving you mono- and poly-unsaturated fats. Head over to the BYL blog to find Sweeney’s favorite smoothie recipes.

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TuftsFood.com

For a fancier look at the DeWick and Carmichael menus, check out TuftsFood.com, a new site with an easy-to-remember URL created by Tufts students Richard Mondello (A’12), Walker Holahan (A’12), Michael Degatano (E’13), and Teddy Wing in conjunction with Dining Services.

The menus can also be viewed on TuftsLife.

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Nutritious Blogging

Two alumnae of Tufts’ Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Willow Jarosh (N’06) and Stephanie Clarke (N’06) of C&J Nutrition, will be guest blogging about nutrition for fashion designer and former reality TV star Whitney Port from The City and The Hills, each Tuesday for the next 7 weeks. They’ve already published their first post.

The Tufts alumnae are targeting primarily college-aged readers with suggestions on quick and inexpensive meals, tips for staying healthy while you’re busy, and advice on alcohol and nutrition, among other topics.

Both Jarosh and Clarke have also accepted positions as contributing editors for SELF magazine. Their monthly column will debut in its November issue, which is available in mid-October. In addition to their column, they’ll be writing other nutrition tips and articles in the magazine.

On top of all this, they also tweet everything they eat! Today for lunch, Jarosh had “brown rice bread toasted w avocado, zucchini, red pepper, tofu, tomato.” Mmmm.

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