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Video: Nadine Burke, “Read Labels”

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The package says “All Natural,” “Organic” and “Fat Free,” so it must be healthy, right? Not so fast. In this video, pediatrician Nadine Burke reminds us to always read the Nutrition Facts label on the back of a package. As the good doctor puts it: “It’s your body. Figure out what’s going into it.” Do ... READ MORE 

Nadine Burke, “Read Labels”

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Food labels contain a lot of information, but they don’t tell the whole story. Dr. Nadine Burke provides some convenient shopping tips to help us read between the lines. (Read the blog post.) If you enjoyed this clip, you can buy our entire collection of 54 bite-sized videos, along with our award-winning PBS special, in ... READ MORE 

Video: Nadine Burke, “Wake Up!”

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No responsible parent would consider buying their kids cigarettes or vodka, but did you know that foods that are high in fat and sugar such as chips and soda could be just as addictive to their growing bodies? In this video, pediatrician Nadine Burke explains how a junk food culture is directly contributing to the ... READ MORE 

Perspective: Marion Nestle on Food Politics

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What’s the relationship between food and politics? In this new Nourish Perspective, author Marion Nestle describes the politics of our food choices and inspires us to create a healthier future. Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, and Professor of Sociology at New York University. She ... READ MORE 

Food Politics

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Author Marion Nestle describes the politics of our food choices, and encourages us to participate in creating a healthier food future. Why have food choices become so confusing? Marion Nestle: I’d say it’s because of the way food companies market their products. Basic dietary advice hasn’t changed much in the last 60 years. It still ... READ MORE 

Perspective: Michele Simon on Food Marketing

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A powerful force in the fight for good food, public health lawyer Michele Simon has been researching and writing about the food industry and food politics since 1996. In this Nourish Perspective, she explains why we should be skeptical about food marketing claims, and shares how we can help build a movement for policy change. ... READ MORE 

Food Marketing

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Public health lawyer Michele Simon explains why we should be skeptical of food marketing claims, and shares how we can help build a movement for policy change. How does marketing influence what we eat? Michele Simon: It’s quite simple. Food companies convince us to buy unhealthy foods with very sophisticated marketing plans that target specific ... READ MORE 

Fast Food and Health

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The fast food diet has serious long-term effects on our health and well-being. Dr. Nadine Burke encourages us to nourish ourselves through conscious food choices. How is fast food marketed to youth? Nadine Burke: Fast food has a tremendous effect on our youth in ways that many of us don’t realize. High-sugar, high-fat food is ... READ MORE 

Nadine Burke, “Wake Up!”

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How has our habit for junk food contributed to an epidemic of obesity and diabetes? Pediatrician Nadine Burke discusses the consequences of eating food high in sugar and fat. (Read the blog post.) If you enjoyed this clip, you can buy our entire collection of 54 bite-sized videos, along with our award-winning PBS special, in ... READ MORE 

Michael Pollan, “Twinkie vs. Carrot”

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Have you ever wondered why a bunch of carrots costs more than a package of Twinkies? Food journalist Michael Pollan connects the dots between food policy, high-fructose corn syrup, and our health. If you enjoyed this clip, you can buy our entire collection of 54 bite-sized videos, along with our award-winning PBS special, in the ... READ MORE 
   
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