National Academy of Medicine

The Power of Postconsumer School Food Waste Audits

I am sure many of you do not want to hear the word “audit” now that tax season is over, but the type of audit I am going to write about can be fun and
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Daring to Change for Better Health, Partnerships, and Business

Now in its third year of data disclosure, the Physician Payments Sunshine Act has helped demystify financial connections between two critical
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Health Literacy in Dentistry and Navajo Nation Community Health Representatives

In this paper we discuss the importance of the efforts of community health representatives to improve general health on th
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Numbers Get In the Way

Increasingly over the past decade, health literacy researchers and practitioners have been turning their attention to issues of numeracy, recognizing that numeric tasks related to
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An Educator’s View: Reflecting on Physical Activity: Moving Toward Obesity Solutions

As a physical educator and now the director of health and physical education (PE) for a large urban school district, I c
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Can We Change the Way Our Genes Behave and Pave the Way Forward for Childhood Obesity Prevention?

Despite a recent plateau in obesity rates among preschool children, childhood obesity continues to be a s
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Safety Assessment of Macronutrients: Creating a New Paradigm

Unlike with most food additives, the safety evaluation of macronutrients poses a challenge to risk assessors because of their inherent nutritional value
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Getting It Right with the Precision Medicine Initiative: The Role of Health Literacy

In early 2015, President Obama announced a $215 million investment in the 2016 budget to revolutionize health improvem
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Food is Too Important to Waste

Imagine going into a grocery store, purchasing three bags full of food, and discarding one of the bags you just purchased in the nearest garbage can as you leave the store
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Health Literacy and Palliative Care: What Really Happens to Patients

The authors gave a presentation at an Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy workshop titled “Health Li
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