Welcome to the February Issue!

Dear Sprout Readers,

It’s the beginning of another semester at Friedman, and while you may have slowed down over the holidays, the world of food and nutrition certainly did not!

A controversial child obesity campaign is making headlines.  Read more about it in Lauren Todd’s Stop Sugarcoating It: Georgia’s Bittersweet Childhood Obesity Campaign.  Take a closer look at the recent TEDx event in Jenn LaVardera’s TEDx: Changing the Way We Eat.  And Friedman has a student research conference coming up!  Learn more about the event in Lainey Younkin’s 2012 Student Research Conference: “7 Billion Strong: Approaches to Feeding the World.”

We hope you enjoy the February issue!

Allison Knott, RD, Co-editor
Lainey Younkin, RD, Co-editor

Around Campus

The Friedman Student Council: A Closer Look. By Allison Knott, RD.  Did you know the Friedman Student Council is working hard for you?  Find out more about how this group works hard on Friedman School issues, social events, and student group support.

2012 Student Research Conference: “7 Billion Strong: Approaches to Feeding the World.”  By Lainey Younkin, RD.  Desiring details on the upcoming Student Research Conference?  Check out what the co- chairs had to say regarding this exciting event!  

Around Boston

Happy to be Under Citizen’s Arrest: A review of Citizen Public House and Oyster Bar.  By Katie Andrews.  Looking for more than just a burger and beer before seeing a frozen Fenway? Katie Andrews reviews Citizen Public House and Oyster Bar, located just steps from Fenway Park.

TEDx: Changing the Way We Eat.  By Jenn LaVardera.  A look inside how the world eats, and why it needs to change.

The CrossFit Cult: An Inside Look at What’s in the Kool-Aid.  By Sarah Gold.  Curious about CrossFit and why so many fitness enthusiasts are turning to this workout? Check out Sarah’s experience at the newly opened Reebok CrossFit Back Bay.

Be Healthy Boston 2012 – A Dietitian’s Perspective.  By Lainey Younkin, RD.  Be Healthy Boston makes its debut and with it comes a world of wellness.  Check out Lainey’s thoughts on this urban wellness retreat.

Around the Country

Mortality and Supplement Use.  By Max Prokopy.  PhD student Max Prokopy takes a close look at a recent study which suggested vitamin supplementation is associated with increased risk of death.

Stop Sugarcoating It: Georgia’s Bittersweet Childhood Obesity Campaign.  By Lauren Todd.  Georgia’s newest childhood obesity campaign has turned heads, but will it empower children and families to make a change?

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