Poor Diet: The Biggest Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease

Poor diet is now responsible for almost half of all Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) deaths. CVD includes all conditions that affect blood vessels and the heart. Some examples may include heart failure, heart attacks, strokes, and heart disease. In 2012, the World Health Organization announced that CVD was the cause of approximately seventeen and a half … More Poor Diet: The Biggest Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease

College Students as Nutrition Educators

With privilege comes responsibility, and with responsibility comes independence. College students are lucky enough to get a break from home, gain freedom, and experience life for themselves. We have all heard of the “Freshman 15”, and how lack of exercise and nutritional food often times leads to weight gain. Researchers at two universities in the … More College Students as Nutrition Educators

Maltreatment Within Food Assistance Programs

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP, may be putting participants at risk. In general, we assume that SNAP provides its participants with fruits, vegetables, etc. It is a nutrition program, so it is expected that those who use the benefits are only allowed to buy healthy food. While there are many members … More Maltreatment Within Food Assistance Programs