A Letter from the Editors of The Palate

Dear readers, Since ancient times, nutrition has played an integral part in the health and well-being of both individual humans and society. Modern nutrition science has continued to unveil the multitude of important roles that optimal nutrition can play in an individual’s growth, vitality, and longevity. At the same time,…

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Like Mother, Like Daughter: a reflection on a study

Despite years of research, scientists have yet to determine how to solve the childhood obesity epidemic. While attempts are made to understand the contribution of one's genetic and socioeconomic exposure in the future development of obesity, physicians can take steps concrete steps to help families live healthier.

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Like Mother, Like Daughter: a reflection on a study
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Tackling Food Deserts: Health, Convenience, and Home Cooking

Food deserts are a major problem in America. Efforts to promote healthy food options in food deserts are primarily focused on increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables. But, proximity to fresh food is not the sum of the issue. We must break down barriers that prevent low-income individuals from entering the kitchen, and lay down the groundwork for long term behavioral changes.

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Tackling Food Deserts: Health, Convenience, and Home Cooking
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Stories From The Wards: Is Pediatric Nutrition Advice Outdated?

“She isn’t gaining enough weight, I’m worried,” said a very frazzled-looking father, immediately as my preceptor and I stepped through the exam room door. We were anticipating this father's reaction, as we had noted on the growth chart before entering the room that 18-month-old Lily was not gaining weight appropriately.

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Stories From The Wards: Is Pediatric Nutrition Advice Outdated?
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How the Trump Administration Packs Your Child’s Lunch

A Look Into the National School Lunch Program What’s the lunch of choice for a kid today? The classic PB and J? Turkey sandwich? A slice of pizza? The truth is that less than fifty percent of kids attending a public school participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)…

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How the Trump Administration Packs Your Child’s Lunch
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Cooking For Boards

When I reflect on my life, there is not a single moment I can think of where I didn’t suffer from anxiety. Cooking has helped me cope with my anxiety throughout medical school.

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Cooking For Boards
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What Are Medical Students Eating?

What I don’t hear is, why don’t students cook? Though I occasionally will talk to a classmate who has finally transitioned to some light meal preparation after avoiding the subject during the undergraduate years, I more often hear that med students simply don’t like to cook.

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What Are Medical Students Eating?
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From The Wards: How We View Obesity

Obesity is not a new problem to the everyday American. Over the last few decades, we have been bombarded with news of overwhelming obesity and of the alarming childhood obesity running rampant. In the hospital, we see countless patients coming in with obesity as a direct cause of their acute presentation or obesity as an inseparable compounding factor. Sensational television and Internet series highlighting the lives of obese patients suffer through have created more awareness of this complex issue.

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From The Wards: How We View Obesity
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