3Qs: Addressing the kind of growth America doesn’t need

North­eastern health sci­ences pro­fessor says that reversing the trend towards youth obe­sity — and obe­sity in gen­eral — is a community-​​wide effort

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.

Bridging the gap’

As senior cap­stone, health sci­ences stu­dents designed a com­pre­hen­sive col­lege readi­ness pro­gram to help high school seniors at Squash­Busters make the tran­si­tion to college