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Katherine Tucker

Professor, Chair of Health Sciences



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3Qs: Health in America

Katherine Tucker, pro­fessor of nutri­tional epi­demi­ology in the depart­ment of Health Sci­ences and coau­thor of a new text­book on nutri­tion and dis­ease, says that fol­lowing a healthy diet could pre­vent dia­betes, heart dis­ease, and many forms of cancer.


3Qs: For America, beating obesity is a complex challenge

Forty-​​​​two per­cent of the Amer­ican pop­u­la­tion will be obese by 2030, according to a new report in the Amer­ican Journal of Pre­ven­tive Med­i­cine. We asked Katherine Tucker, pro­fessor and chair […]

Katherine Tucker

Healthy eating through cultural discovery

North­eastern pro­fes­sors Bob Hall and Katherine Tucker applied their knowl­edge of his­tory and nutri­tion, respec­tively, to help create the new African Her­itage Diet Pyramid.

Photo by Mary Knox Merrill.

3Qs: How to eat healthy around the holidays

Overeating is common this time of year, between the large hol­iday feasts and more and more sweets creeping into the kitchen. With Thanks­giving only a few days away, we asked nutri­tion expert Katherine Tucker, chair of the Depart­ment of Health Sci­ences in the Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences, to offer her tips to eat healthy and avoid overindulging.

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3Qs: Too much on MyPlate?

Last Thursday, the U.S. Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture unveiled MyPlate, a straight­for­ward symbol of proper nutri­tion that replaces the orig­inal food pyramid, which USDA offi­cials have called too com­plex for easy under­standing. Katherine Tucker, pro­fessor and chair of the Depart­ment of Health Sci­ences in the Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences at North­eastern, weighs in on whether the new model of dietary guide­lines will combat obe­sity by making it easier for Amer­i­cans to eat healthfully.

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Heart disease study receives $10 million NIH grant

Research seeks to explain high inci­dence of heart dis­ease and other chronic con­di­tions among Puerto Rican adults in the United States

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