Links I Like

Happy Friday! I’m off to Philadelphia today for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE). I’m planning to offer forth interesting nutrition tidbits via Twitter (@CarrieDennett) and my Facebook page, but how often that happens depends on the availability of a wireless internet connection. Until then, here are some interesting links I spotted this week:

  • A little twist from modern science on the old saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”
  • An interesting, and somewhat bittersweet, story about “America’s First Foodie,” Thomas Jefferson. Now I really, really want to visit Monticello! 
  • The possibility of this phenomenon was raised in my Nutrition and Chronic Disease class last year. Essentially, that even though the obesity rate is showing signs of leveling off, which means fewer people are gaining enough weight to be considered obese, some people who already “obese” are continuing to gain weight, becoming severely obese. So what on the surface looks like possible good news (“The obesity rate is slowing!”) may not be when you look more closely.
  • Finally, two recipes I would be making in a heartbeat this weekend if I wasn’t going to be nearly 3,000 miles from home and living in a hotel room: David Lebovitz’s White Bean Dip and Smitten Kitchen’s Spaghetti with Broccoli Cream Pesto. Drool!

Have a great weekend!