The Pizza is a Vegetable Song

So many of us have already heard of the ruling that tomato sauce on school lunch pizzas are the nutritional equivalent to cauliflowers and green beans. A catchy tune from Internet song a day sensation, Jonathan Mann. Congress > Science?  

Gearing up for Health Literacy Month: Q&A with Helen Osborne

October is right around the corner, bringing with it cooler weather, autumn leaves (at least here in New England!) and Health Literacy Month. Fifteen years ago, Health Literacy was a topic still under the radar. Today, we have conferences and courses, a growing body of literature and professional roles dedicated to the subject. Much of […]

In Review: Childhood Obesity Conference, Part 1

The following is a guest post from Elizabeth Brotherton of reviewing day 1 of the recent Childhood Obesity Conference held in San Diego, CA. More photos from the event can be found on their Facebook page. See here for Part 2 of the review. Aside from First Lady Michelle Obama, there aren’t too many famous […]

New Face of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans: MyPlate

Guest post from Silje Lier, MPH of Dept. of Health & Human Services (HHS). More info on Silje after the post – The Department of Agriculture was the source of many tweets and mobile videos last Thursday as we waited in anticipation for First Lady Michelle Obama, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and Surgeon General Regina […]

Elude: Gaming as the “Opposite of Play”

Last week at the Games for Health 2011 conference, Dr. Doris Rusch (MIT-Singapore GAMBIT Game Lab) presented her groundbreaking game, Elude. Elude is not like most games – its intention is not to “play” but just the opposite. A beautifully designed metaphor, Elude is a  tool for people supporting others with depression. For people who have […]