Presenting at the AAHPERD National Health Conference

The 125th American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) National Convention and Exposition in Indianapolis, Indiana was attended by over 5,400 health professionals and students from educational institutions, sports organizations, private industry, and government agencies. I attended as a college professor and AAHPERD member as well as a member of the American […]

FDA Examines “Smart Choices”

Smart Choice Logo

You may have seen the green check marked “Smart Choices” front-of-pack (FOP) nutrition label. This label on the front of sugary breakfast cereal and other processed food may lead consumers to think that the food is a healthier choice over another brand or product.

According to the Food and Drug […]

FDA Bans Flavored Tobacco

Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received the power to regulate tobacco products. According to the Washington Times, the legislation gave the FDA authority to reduce nicotine levels and require larger and more informative health warnings on cigarette packs. Also included in the legislation was the authority to impose strict penalties on […]

Lighter Fare

Note to students, … .

If you have a professor who:

highlights the health risks of smoking tobacco, emphasizes that cigarette smoking is the number one cause of preventable death (CDC, 2009), and takes the time to explain the implications of the new FDA jurisdiction over tobacco,

and you’re trying to explain how you missed […]

“The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite”

You may have heard or seen the recent publicity over former FDA Commissioner, Dr. David Kessler’s book, “The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite.” As I like to make the most of my exercise time, I listened to his podcast interview with Diane Rehm (American University Radio).

This morning […]