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Change everything, all at once

February 16, 2018

Chris Wharton sees the world very differently than you or me. The associate professor of nutrition and interim director for the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion , sees many of the behaviors we consider normal — driving to and from work, relaxing in front of a screen at night, and carrying credit card debt — as decidedly abnormal. Even...

Healthy Devils: Get your greens with pesto

February 15, 2018

Now that Mardi Gras has passed and the last of the Valentine’s Day chocolates have been polished off, it’s time to get back on the wagon with those New Year’s resolutions. But eating healthier doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to a life devoid of taste, said ASU Clinical Professor of nutrition Christina Shepard. One of her favorite ways...

What do Olympians eat?

February 14, 2018

The most-decorated Olympian of all time made headlines in 2008 for something other than his athletic prowess — or, ahem, lung capacity — when some outlets alleged Michael Phelps, the U.S. competitive swimmer, maintained a diet of 12,000 calories a day. Those reports turned out to be bogus, but it didn’t stop the public from wondering: Just what do Olympians...

ASU Global Launch alumni find success at university

February 12, 2018

Arizona State University's Global Launch program propels students, educators and other professionals to thrive in the global marketplace through academic preparation services, training in multilingual communication and professional skills development. Houria Alabbas and Sebastian Cordova, alumni from Global Launch's Intensive English Program , share their experiences with the program and how it prepared them for success in the classroom and...

Discoveries abound at ASU Open Door at West campus

February 11, 2018

Arizona State University's Open Door continued at the West campus in Glendale on Saturday, where visitors learned about forensics, toured the biomedical research lab, played games, hung out with Sparky and more. From the crime-scene lab to the science of neurons, the event gave hundreds of attendees a look at the colleges, schools, programs and student groups that help make...

ASU Open Door shakes up Downtown Phoenix campus

February 2, 2018

The Downtown Phoenix campus continued this year's Open Door series on Friday, welcoming visitors — who mingled with the Phoenix First Friday art and music crowd — for a peek inside Arizona State University's learning spaces. From exercise activities to squid dissections, the event gave hundreds of attendees a look at the colleges, schools, programs and student groups that help...

Why is this year's flu season so bad?

January 31, 2018

This year’s flu season has been nasty and unrelenting, and unfortunately, it's ramping up to be the worst in nearly a decade. Immune systems have been strained, emergency rooms jammed, and cough medicine and Kleenex are flying off the shelves. The deadly epidemic has claimed the lives of 37 children and thousands of adults this season — the result of...

ASU-led study finds exposure to calorie counts on menus will vary by income, ethnicity

January 8, 2018

Punam Ohri-Vachaspati Those New Year’s health resolutions may get easier to stick to when new Food and Drug Administration guidelines requiring restaurants with 20 or more locations nationwide to post calorie information on menus go into effect in May. But while earlier research led by Arizona State University Professor Punam Ohri-Vachaspati of the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion found...

Get ready for a great year!

January 5, 2018

Alonzo Jones has one of the best jobs at Arizona State University: associate athletic director for inclusion and championship life. Who doesn’t want to lead a championship life? Jones is in charge of the “life skills” programming for student-athletes at ASU, teaching them how to balance all parts of their busy lives. “It’s a wraparound for the student-athlete to ensure...

Wanna Get Lucky? Start 2018 with the Eating-for-Luck Tradition on New Year’s Day

December 29, 2017

People in many countries eat certain foods on the first day of the year to bring them luck all year long. While it may not guarantee more wealth or love, eating special foods on New Year’s is an optimistic, hopeful way to start the year.