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OBJECTIVES Because larger food portions could be contributing to the increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity, this study was designed to weigh samples of marketplace foods, identify historical changes in the sizes of those foods, and compare current portions with federal standards. METHODS We obtained information about current portions from(More)
1 Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2 Department of Public Health & Policy, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, 3 Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, New York University, New York, New York, United States of America, 4 Department of Nutritional Sciences,(More)
Healthy People 2010 objectives call for meals and snacks served in schools to contribute to overall diets that meet federal dietary guidelines. Sales in schools of foods and drinks high in calories and low in nutrients undermine this health objective, as well as participation in the more nutritious, federally sponsored, school lunch programs. Competitive(More)
Traditional ways of preventing and treating overweight and obesity have almost invariably focused on changing the behavior of individuals, an approach that has proven woefully inadequate, as indicated by the rising rates of both conditions. Considering the many aspects of American culture that promote obesity, from the proliferation of fast-food outlets to(More)
2527 lenged his state’s lethal-injection protocol. On April 7, U.S. District Judge Malcolm Howard ruled that his execution in North Carolina could proceed only if there were “execution personnel with sufficient medical training to ensure that Plaintiff is in all respects unconscious prior to and at the time of the administration of any pancuronium bromide(More)
Because the sizes of food portions, especially of fast food, have increased in parallel with rising rates of overweight, health authorities have called on fast-food chains to decrease the sizes of menu items. From 2002 to 2006, we examined responses of fast-food chains to such calls by determining the current sizes of sodas, French fries, and hamburgers at(More)
Diets consumed by Mediterranean populations have been a subject of interest since antiquity, with more recent investigations focused on their evident health benefits. The work of Ancel Keys in the 1950s established the largely plant-based Mediterranean diet as the original prototype for current dietary guidelines in the United States and elsewhere. As a(More)
The greater energy content of larger food portions could be contributing to the increasing prevalence of overweight. Prevention guidelines recommend "sensible" portion sizes but do not define them. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines standard serving sizes for dietary guidance, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines standard servings(More)
reminders, offering extended payment terms, or reducing or forgiving charges to indigent patients. Practice experts also advise writing off uncollectible accounts rather than sending them to futile and even bankrupting collection, not sending bills to collection precipitously or before talking with the patient, and not substituting bellicose collection for(More)
  • Marion Nestle
  • Boletín de la Asociación Médica de Puerto Rico
  • 1988
The most important accomplishment of the Surgeon General's Report is its establishment of a sound scientific basis for dietary recommendations for chronic disease prevention. From this foundation, all levels of government, the food industry and the nutrition profession should be able to develop programs and policies that put dietary recommendations into(More)