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The opening ceremonies for the World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea.

Drexel Well-Represented at World University Games

At an international competition held in South Korea this year, Drexel students and faculty are giving the University a strong presence at a high-level, high-profile athletics event.
Tomatoes are among the products that can be had through the Delaware Valley Farm Share at Drexel. Photo by Plutor.

Drexel Location for Farm Share Benefits Local Growers

A convenient pick-up location at the Drexel Recreation Center opens up the possibility of participating in a farm share for the University community.
Bicycle lane. Credit: Jim Henderson

Which Natural Experiments Reduce Obesity?

Drexel public health researchers published a review of the state of the science on which policy and infrastructure changes have a real impact on obesity prevention.

National Nutrition Month 2015 logo.

5 Things to Know About Nutrition Counseling

Healthy eating is a tough goal to attain, but Drexel's dietitians can help put you on the right track.
The state-of-the-art gait lab is used for research studies of motion in Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions.

Runners Get a Step Ahead at Drexel

Drexel now offers a suite of physical therapy and other health services to help runners prevent injury or step up their performance, in addition to recovering from injuries.
Chart shows increased odds of poor health outcomes for young children living in families whose SNAP benefits (food stamps) were reduced or lost due to increased earned income, compared to families receiving consistent benefits

Report Shows Challenges for Families in Transition Off Public Benefits

A "cliff effect"—families losing benefits in the transition out of poverty—is the focus of a new policy report released today by Drexel’s Center for Hunger-Free Communities and Children’s HealthWatch based on data collected in Philadelphia from 2005 through 2013.
A turkey, carrots, cranberries and other side dishes are placed on a table for a holiday meal.

Top Tips for Holiday Cooking and Eating

Drexel experts in nutrition sciences, culinary arts, hospitality and food science are available this season to offer their expert advice on making your celebratory cuisine tasty, warm, healthy or a combination of all three.
An emergency responder exits an ambulance

From Big-Data Injury Prevention to Mapping Travel for Prenatal Care: Drexel Public Health Research at APHA 2014

Researchers from Drexel University presented research on a wide range of public health topics emphasizing urban health challenges, geographic methods in public health, community resilience and more, at the 142nd annual meeting and exposition of the American Public Health Association in New Orleans.
Drexel's Parkway Health & Wellness site is located on the second floor of the Three Parkway building at 1601 Cherry Street, adjacent to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and LOVE Park in Center City, Philadelphia.

Drexel Opens Parkway Health & Wellness Clinic in Center City

Drexel has opened a 23,000-square-foot facility in the heart of Center City Philadelphia that includes a new, central home for clinical services and research for the College of Nursing and Health Professions.
The #snap4SNAP campaign beginning Oct. 30 is partly inspired by Witnesses to Hunger, and will celebrate 50 years of food stamps and their success protecting public health.

Campaign Celebrates Food Stamps' Half Century Protecting Public Health

A Drexel research program has spawned a nationwide social media campaign to celebrate the many benefits of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program on its 50th anniversary, promoting children's health and supporting working parents.

Drexel hospitality management student Matt Sandrowski shows a classmate how to make his mother’s carrot cake recipe

Drexel Students and Neighborhood Residents Work Side-by-Side to Keep Local Culinary Traditions Alive

A new class, called “Local Culinary Traditions,” in Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management aims to keep family food traditions – and the stories behind them – alive. Funded by a $50,000 grant from GlaxoSmithKline, the class is intended to document culinary traditions in the West Philadelphia community and to teach people how to make those homemade dishes healthier.

Burger and fries

Diners Beware: Drexel Study Finds Average Sit-Down Restaurant Meal is Far From Healthy

Consumers tend to think of sit-down restaurants as offering healthier options than fast-food venues but there is little evidence to support that idea. In a new study of nutritional values for menu items at sit-down chain restaurants in the Philadelphia region, Drexel researchers determined the healthfulness of food in various menu categories, including the restaurants’ “healthy choice” offerings. They report that an average restaurant meal is not very healthy at all.