October All Over

Loyal Sprout Readers,

We apologize for the delay, but it is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the first issue of the Fall 2013 Friedman Sprout under the guidance of new editors.  This issue marks our first exploits into the ins and outs of publishing a student newspaper, and we felt that Mr. Camus was on to something when he expressed his sentiments regarding living for the present and not worrying about past attempts and future feats.  And so we begin the year with an optimistic sentiment of the Sprout, of the Friedman School’s research and endeavors, of Boston’s spirit and beauty, and at the future prospects of American nutrition and health care.  

In this mini-issue, we take a look at the implications of the American Medical Association’s recent declaration of obesity as a disease, an AFE and WSSS student’s venture into Palestine’s left bank, the inspired activism of Friedman’s newest student group, and a fresh take on a baked apple favorite.  We also have two new additions to the paper: an on-going poetry piece devoted to all things delicious, and a monthly Boston event’s calendar highlighting events of interest to Friedman-ers.  As our issues continue into next semester, we hope to incorporate more voices from Friedman faculty, staff, and students, in addition to community leaders rooting  for our success.

We want to thank M.E. Malone and Natalie Obermeyer, as well as other past Friedman Sprout editors, for their advice and guidance while this issue came to life (even at the 13th hour!).  We further thank you, Reader, for your continued and unflinching patience and willingness to dive into the present with us.  Welcome, first-year students!  We look forward to the great accomplishments we’ll see from you as you join the ranks of this prestigious school.  The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy is filled with hopeful minds and expectant attitudes.  We are honored to be the student media representatives of this amazing institution.  Enjoy this issue!  If you’d like to get in touch with us, don’t hesitate to contact friedmansprout@gmail.com.

Sincerely Yours,
Amy Elvidge and Mimi DelGizzi
The Friedman Sprout Editors, Fall 2013

Inside this issue:

Policy Update

Obesity: Not a term to be thrown around lightly, by Sheryl Lynn Carvajal
The American Medical Association officially declared obesity as a disease. What could this mean for us as future nutrition professionals, and for the health of Americans?

Friedman Life

A Summer Internship in Palestine’s West Bank, by Amy Elvidge
AFE and WSSS student, Meg Keegan, spent her summer internship looking into food system adaptation for a changing climate in the holy land of water scarcity and political disorder:  Palestine.

Student Group Spotlight

Policy in action: New student group focuses on activism, by M.E. Malone
A new student group underscores the “P” in the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. 

Take A Bite Out of This

Apples Get Cheesy, by Zoe Schweitzer
Fall into this fresh take on a favorite seasonal treat when second-year Zoe Schweitzer shows us how to bake up an Apple Cheddar Cobbler using New England’s finest produce.

Poems You Can Eat

A Saturday Night with Everyone I Like, by Stephani Cook
Vitamin-, mineral-, and nutrient-packed poetry for you and yours.  Warning: poetry is not actually edible.

The Grapevine

What’s Happening in Beantown, compiled by Janeen Madan
We’ve compiled a list of the best stuff happening in and around the city this month, including Friedman events.

The Friedman Sprout is a monthly student run newspaper that aims to serve the student population at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, prospective students, and alumni. Our mission is to report on newsworthy information that affects the Friedman community including nutrition research, food policy, internship and volunteer opportunities, as well as school events. Our editorial slant is that of sustainability in food and nutrition.

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