Eat more veggies, drink less soda, and enlist the moral support of family and friends, recommends Northeastern dietician Christine Clark.
Deb Franko, a professor in the department of counseling and applied educational psychology, explains why some teenagers eat less fruit and vegetables than others.
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.
A chemistry professor considers the much-debated health dangers of eating too much sugar.