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We are over 500 top specialist in one place, and our council is constantly making headlines, writing the news, and pushing policy. Want to know what we have to say?  Read the news….

Washington Post

Will technology or tradition save the global food supply? Why not both?

Featured Council Member: Daniel Nierenberg
The stories in this book depict these issues as not simply about the food we eat but about the way it is grown. How a frozen dinner is produced and transported to the grocery store has implications not just for consumers’ health and nutrition but for the health of the planet. Despite a potential wealth of cynicism over the many vexing challenges, Little finds hope in a variety of efforts, such as engineers who are building robots that can weed crops and allow growers to reduce agricultural chemical use, and a smart water network pioneered in Israel that is able to dramatically cut waste.

New York Times Opinion

Our Food Is Killing Too Many of Us Improving American nutrition would make the biggest impact on our health care.

Featured Council Member: Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian
And Americans are sick — much sicker than many realize. More than 100 million adults — almost half the entire adult population — have pre-diabetes or diabetes. Cardiovascular disease afflicts about 122 million people and causes roughly 840,000 deaths each year, or about 2,300 deaths each day. Three in four adults are overweight or obese. More Americans are sick, in other words, than are healthy. Instead of debating who should pay for all this, no one is asking the far more simple and imperative question: What is making us so sick, and how can we reverse this so we need less health care? The answer is staring us in the face, on average three times a day: our food.

Mens Health

A New Weight Loss App Targets Kids as Young as 8 Years Old

Featured Council Member: David L Katz
“While the claim is that this is all about health, not weight, the details suggest otherwise,” says David L. Katz, M.D., founder of the True Health Initiative and author of The Truth About Food. “Every ‘success’ story highlighted on the Kurbo site is measured in pounds lost, or BMI reduction. I think WW is wrestling with an existential conflict. They really are, to their very foundations, a weight loss company—everything ever built until now has been about that. They now want to be a wellness company, but that’s a difficult pivot when success to date has always been measured in pounds lost.”

Daily Hampshire Gazette

Night of Food Justice: Activism on the menu

Featured Council Member: Mark Bittman
More than 150 people were expected Tuesday night for the first Night of Food Justice dinner with former New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman at Valley View Farm in Haydenville. The dinner, hosted by The Pioneer Valley Workers Center, is meant to raise awareness of justice issues facing food workers.

New Hope

The last hurdle in the plant-based movement

Featured Council Member: Dr. David Katz
Petitioning the FDA and USDA to adopt a new definition of protein quality is a key step to shifting consumer perceptions of the popular nutrient.

The Telegraph

Why everything you think you know about protein is wrong

Featured Council Member: Dr. David Katz
Bars, bagels, sparkling water, spread: protein is everywhere, but not as you know it. What was once considered a staple component of chicken, fish and eggs has become the healthy eating marketer’s holy grail.


Wellness, weight loss, and disease prevention with the 5 keys to healthy lifestyle change

Featured Council Member: Tom Rifai
Lifestyle can drive, treat, or prevent many of the biggest contributors to premature death and reduced quality of life, particularly in the context of disease epidemics resulting from sedentariness and the standard American diet.


Doctor debunks Keto Diet

Featured Council Member: Dr. Joel Kahn
So you’ve heard about Keto, aka the Ketogenic diet. Is it healthy? We turned to cardiologist Dr. Joel Kahn for answers.

Everyday Health

Poor Diet Kills More People Than Smoking, Global Study Suggests

Featured Council Member: Dr. David Katz
What you eat — and don’t eat — may pose a bigger threat to your health than smoking, drinking, and other common risk factors for premature death. An extensive new study on diet trends around the globe ties poor diet to 11 million deaths around the world in 2017. More than one-half of those deaths were connected with eating too much salt, and not enough whole grains and fruits.


Eat Well. Stress Less. Lead Better: America's Healthy Heart Doc Shares the Keys to a Balanced Life

Featured Council Member: Dr. Joel Kahn
Dr. Joel Kahn calls himself “the happiest physician anybody will ever see,” and anyone spending just a few minutes with this internationally renowned cardiologist, author, speaker and nutritional expert would be hard-pressed to disagree. Dr. Kahn’s enthusiasm for health, medicine—and simply living a fantastic, long life—shines through his every word.
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