Thursday, September 24, 2009

Brian Butch's Blog: Jump Around

Those of you who have been following the Badgers for years may recall the UW career of Brian Butch, a.k.a. "The Polar Bear." Your LSC 100 TAs remember his career as our fellow graduate student in the Department of Life Sciences Communication (Butch received his master's degree through LSC). Thus, we're very excited to announce his new blog, Jump Around, on the Big Ten Network's website. Click on the title of this post to go to the blog, which is described below:

Since graduating from Wisconsin in 2008 Brian Butch has pursued a professional basketball career in the U.S. and overseas. In his blog Butch will not only update his fans on his adventures on and off the court.

Monday, September 21, 2009

New Sugar Guidelines: Not-So-Sweet News for Your Heart

In a shocking surprise to most of us dietitians, the American Heart Association (AHA) stood up to the food industry earlier this month and essentially made eating and drinking a lot of items in the supermarket off-limits.

Why? Because sugar has just earned a spot on the AHA’s black list, joining saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium as negative nutrients that need to be limited for your heart’s sake.

Note the use of the "nutrient" language in the above excerpt, which Pollan describes in the chapter on nutritionism.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

An Interview with Michael Pollan

In preparation for a cover story in this week's Isthmus newspaper, news editor Bill Lueders conducted a telephone interview with author Michael Pollan.
Lueders shares an edited version of the interview here. This may give readers of the book In Defense of Food insight into Pollan's journalistic motivations and some of the delimma's he faced in writing this book and others.