Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Brian Wansink's YouTube Channel!


Longtime readers of my blog will certainly recognize the name Brian Wansink. He's a phenomenal researcher whose work focuses on the mindless cues that lead us to eat (hence his book Mindless Eating - a fantastic addition to anyone's weight loss/healthy eating library).

Anyhow, last year he was appointed the Executive Director of the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, a division of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) - the division that oversees the lowly MyPyramid.

Wandering around on YouTube the other day I was blown away to find that Brian's now got his own YouTube channel with videos professional produced by the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion detailing some of Brian's tips for navigating a healthy foodscape.

To find his channel simply click here, and while I'm not a fan of the current iteration of MyPyramid, I'm a huge fan of Brian's and I'm hoping (like most nutrition professionals), that Brian's involvement with the USDA will ultimately lead to the establishment of an evidence based national dietary guideline. .

Currently he's got 9 videos up but from the looks of the page, I suspect that more will be forthcoming (perhaps monthly?).

For a flavour you can watch the video below.

Thanks Brian!



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1 comment:

  1. Dr. F.,

    I couldn't find a spot on your blog for sending a non-post-linked comment or question, so here I am. :-) I just read this bit this morning about exercise. I know you emphasize the calorie balance moreso and wondered if you had any comments about this.

    http://www.webmdhealth.com/nl/nlv.aspx?id=gbewZ_shlxE=&s=10545

    Thanks!
    Cindy

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