May/June 2018 - Volume 53 - Issue 3

  • Johanna Dwyer, DSc, RD
  • 0029-666X
  • 1538-9839
  • 6 issues / year

This month’s issue is chock full with new developments. 

The issue kicks off on the international front with an introduction to a very large multi-year study of Chinese children and their families in China, which was done in a collaboration between many Chinese scientists and experts including Dr. Nancy Potischman and colleagues at the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control. Stay tuned for the many findings of the study emerging in the next few years. 

Turning to the US, first a group at Tufts University including Yue Hang, and Drs Robert Houser, Susan Roberts, and Alice Lichtenstein ask "Do Healthier Meals Cost More?" It turns out the answer depends on where you eat, so pick and choose appropriately! Our newest columnist and editorial board member, Dr. Dennis Saviano, led a group of students at Purdue University to examine organic labeling policy. They claim that it needs revision; you need to make up your own minds!

We return to a very interesting topic in basic nutritional science with a nice article on the Human Microbiota authored by Dr. Carolyn Berdanier who fills us in on the basics. For subscribers, you may want to take a look at your back issues if the topic intrigues you for other articles on the same topic that have appeared in Nutrition Today.

We wind up the issue with a case study on gestational diabetes led by Dr. Kathy Kolasa on what practitioners can do when the doctors disagree on what pregnant women with gestational diabetes should be eating. 

Have a good summer, and enjoy the issue.  

Johanna Dwyer DSc, RD 

News From ASN

Nutrition Gazette


The Chinese Children and Families Cohort Study: The Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Ultraviolet Radiation Data Collection

Potischman, Nancy; Fang, Liwen; Hao, Ling; More

Nutrition Today. 53(3):104-114, May/June 2018.