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All News tagged "nutrition"


Drexel Study: Diners Order Fewer Calories When the Menu Has Nutritional Labeling

An evaluation team led by the Drexel University School of Public Health has published a new study demonstrating that customers of full-service restaurants use nutritional labeling on menus to make healthier food choices. The customers who reported they used labels purchased 400 fewer calories (representing a relative difference of 20 percent), 370 milligrams less sodium and 10 grams less saturated fat than the overall average.

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Student-Made 'Healthy Selections' App Provides Guide to Healthy Eating On Campus

Out on campus and looking for something healthy to eat? Turn to "Healthy Selections," a student-designed app that provides a guide to health-conscious dining on Drexel's University City Campus.

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Grad Student's No Chicken When it Comes To Hard Work

Shauna Henley is the Drexel University graduate student behind the “Don’t Wash Your Chicken” education campaign that’s appearing in media reports around the nation.

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'Don’t Wash Your Chicken!' Video Vignettes Make Cooking Safer

Drexel food safety researchers have helped develop a new educational campaign to raise awareness that washing raw poultry prior to cooking risks spreading bacteria, without any benefit of removing or killing them.

Study Measures Pleasure Response from Chocolate from Signals in the Eyes

The brain’s pleasure response to tasting food can be measured through the eyes using a common, low-cost ophthalmological tool, according to a Drexel-led study just published in the journal Obesity. If validated, this method could be useful for research and clinical applications in food addiction and obesity prevention.

Q&A with Jennifer Quinlan: After Europe's Contaminated Meat Controversy, Is the U.S. at Risk?

European consumers recently went into an uproar after horse meat was discovered in products that were labeled as 100 percent beef. Drexel's Dr. Jennifer Quinlan weighs in on how this could have occurred and what it means for carnivores.

Drexel Nutrition Experts Available to Comment During National Nutrition Month

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Two Drexel Student Groups Encourage 'Meatless Mondays' on Campus

Drexel’s Sierra Student Coalition and Animal Welfare Association are embracing "Meatless Monday," a movement backed by an array of public-health advocates, animal welfare activists and environmentalists that asks meat-eaters to go meatless one day a week.

News Stories for the Holiday Season: Drexel Experts Available to Comment on Gifts, Health, Business and More

Drexel Experts Available to Comment on the 2012 Olympics

Obesity Experts Available to Comment on HBO's Weight of the Nation

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A Zap of Cold Plasma Reduces Harmful Bacteria on Raw Chicken in Drexel Study

A new study by food safety researchers at Drexel University demonstrates that plasma can be an effective method for killing pathogens on uncooked poultry. The proof-of-concept study was published in the January issue of the Journal of Food Protection.