Archives: Diet & Nutrition


Public Health Nutrition Concepts and Challenges - PART 2

November 30, 2011  Dr. John Bogden

Focuses on some of the major current challenges and controversies in public health nutrition, including overweight and obesity, food fortification risks and benefits, the new Dietary Reference Intakes for vitamin D, and nutritional risks of some consumer products

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Public Health Nutrition Concepts and Challenges PART 1

May 10, 2011 Dr. John Bogden

Topics include the goals and methods of public health nutrition, the major national nutrition guidelines, and some current challenges in public health nutrition. Guidelines to be presented are the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the Dietary Reference Intakes, and the "Daily Values" used for food labeling.

Challenges and Controls of Nutritional Supplements, Herbal Remedies, and Therapeutic Cosmetics: A Global, National, and State Perspective

February 9, 2010  Richard Ritota, MA and Virginia M. Wheatley

New products with varied health claims flood the market on a regular basis. Specialty nutritional supplements, herbal remedies and therapeutic cosmetics that cater to ethnic populations are imported from all over the globe, and raise significant concerns about labeling claims, adulterants, and methods of production.

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Balancing the Benefits and Risks of Eating Fish: Mercury, Omega-3, and Selenium 

April 17, 2012  Michael Gochfeld, MD, PhD

This program explains the health benefits of eating fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, and describes the potential risks of eating fish high in mercury, and their potential interaction with selenium.