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The Boston Globe
1/16/15 Eating More Whole Grains is Worth the Trouble

The New Yorker
10/24/14 "Why We're Willing to Pay More for Cereals with Ancient grains."

9/12/14 “If You Build A Crew Program For Overweight Kids, They Will Row — And Get Fitter” (Featuring the OWL Rowing Program) 

National Public Radio
7/14/14 “Food-Mood Connection: How You Eat Can Amp Up Or Tamp Down Stress”

New York Times
5/16/14 “Always Hungry? Here’s Why"

National Public Radio
4/15/14 “Where’s the Whole Grain in Most of our Wheat Bread” 

New York Times
Jan-Feb 2014. “The Picky Eater Project” (7-part series in Motherlode)

National Public Radio
2/28/14 “Tips to Take Back the Dinner Table from Picky Eaters”

The New York Times
To investigate whether a picky eater could be transformed, Dr. David Ludwig, director of the NBFOPC and Sally Sampson, cookbook author and founder of Chop Chop Magazine, took on a family whose dinner table was ruled by their picky eaters. Over six weeks, Dr. Ludwig and Sally worked with the children’s parents to take back the dinner table. They encouraged parents to state the new rules, to talk about where real food comes from (nature, not a factory), and to involve the kids in meal prep!
1/15/14 Reforming a Picky Eater, Step One: Children Don’t Control the Family Meal

10/2/13 Researchers: Weight Gain During Pregnancy Could Cause Childhood Obesity

Boston Magazine
10/2/13 Weight Gain During Pregnancy Early Indicator for Childhood Obesity

The Today Show
10/1/2013 Extra bites for mom could mean future fat for baby: study

8/23/13 “Our Carb Addiction?”

U.S.News & World Report
10/1/13 Study: Childhood Obesity Linked to a Mother's Weight Gain in Pregnancy

New York Times
7/31/13 “Making the Case for Eating Fruit”

The Today Show
7/2/2013 Junk food cycle: Sugar's impact on your brain

The Boston Globe
7/1/13 How much milk do we really need?

6/28/13 Processed carbohydrates are addictive, brain study suggests

New York Times
6/27/2013 How Carbs Can Trigger Food Cravings

The Boston Globe
6/27/13 Has obesity been mislabeled as a disease?

National Public Radio
6/26/13 Can You Be Addicted To Carbs? Scientists Are Checking That Out

National Public Radio
3/1/13 “Seeking a Grain of Truth in ‘Whole Grain’ Labels” (transcript)

New York Times
12/25/12 “Stop Subsidizing Obesity”

ABC News
9/25/12: Weight-Loss Benefits From Cutting Out Sugary Drinks Short-Lived

CBS News
9/22/12: Swapping sugary drinks out of teens' homes curbs weight gain, study finds

New York Times
9/22/12: Avoiding Sugared Drinks Limits Weight Gain in Two Studies

9/21/12: Studies more firmly tie sugary drinks to obesity

Health Day
9/21/12: Kids Gain Weight With Sugary Drinks, Genes May Contribute: Studies
Supplying alternatives like water, diet drinks made a difference

MedPage Today
9/12/12: Cutting Sugary Drinks Does Cut Weight Gain

NBC Latino
9/21/12: Study: Latino kids should ditch soda to lose more weight

NBC Nightly News
9/21/2012: Yes, you can get your kids to cut out the sodas - and gain less

NBC Nightly News
9/21/12: Sugary drinks linked to obesity
9/21/12: Yes, you can get your kids to cut out the sodas – and gain less

9/21/12: Can it! Soda studies cite stronger link to obesity

2012 Conference blog, 9/22/12. Fake Food and the Obesity Crisis
Great Challenges, 2012 "Childhood Obesity"

TIME Magazine
9/22/2012: Cutting Out Soda Curbs Children’s Weight Gain, Studies Show

USA Today
9/21/12: Teens who cut out sugary drinks slowed weight gain

Wall Street Journal
9/21/12: Studies Add Fuel to Sugary-Drinks Ban Debate

9/21/12: Sugary Drinks and Weight Gain Linked

National Public Radio
9/1/12. “Low And Slow May Be The Way to Go When It Comes To Dieting” 

The New York Times
7/17/12: Letters: Diet Study Authors Reply

In Dieting, Magic Isn’t a Substitute for Science

New England Cable News
“The Morning Show”
7/10/2012: Dr. Ludwig: ‘All calories are not alike’

“On Point”
7/5/2012: New Research On Carbs

National Public Radio 
“Talk of the Nation”
7/3/2012: Debate Revived: Low-Carb Or Low-Fat Diet?

Men’s News Daily
7/1/2012: Taubes: What Really Makes Us Fat

New York Times
6/30/2012 What Really Makes Us Fat

CBS This Morning Google+ Hangout
6/29/2012: Not All Calories Are Created Equal - A Discussion
6/29/2012: Are all calories equal for weight loss? Not so say researchers
Food Republic
Vegetarians, Carb Lovers & Coke Fans Beware

6/27/12 Study: Not all calories are created equal

CBS This Morning
6/27/2012: Interview with Dr. David Ludwig
6/27/2012: Study: All Calories Are Not Created Equal

6/27/2012: Good Science/Bad Science: Contrasting Papers On Dietary Composition In JAMA And BMJ

Harvard Gazette
6/27/2012: When a calorie is not just a calorie
6/27/2012: Not all calories are the same, new research finds

The Los Angeles Times
6/27/2012: A calorie isn't a calorie: What one man learned from diet study

6/27/2012: Calorie vs. Calorie: Study Evaluates Three Diets for Staying Slim

WCVB TV Channel 5
6/27/2012: New study: Foods that are best for weight loss

6/26/2012For Calories, It’s All About Quality Over Quantity, Harvard Study Says

New York Times
6/26/2012 Which Diet Works?
6/26/2012: Low-Fat Diet Cuts Energy Output, Signals Weight Regain

Bloomberg News
6/26/2012: Low-Fat Diet After Weight Loss May Raise Risk of Gain

The Boston Globe 
6/26/2012Right diet, not just reduced calories, could help maintain weight loss, study finds

CBC (Canada)
6/26/2012: Keeping weight off depends on carbohydrates

HealthDay News
6/26/2012: Certain Diets May Help Body Burn More Calories: Study

The Huffington Post
6/26/2012: Diet Type Changes Quantity Of Calories Burned: Study

Internal Medicine News
6/26/2012: Three Weight-Loss Diets Yield Three Metabolic Effects

Ivanhoe Newswire 
6/26/2012: The “Low-Glycemic Index Diet”: A Better Way to Lose Weight?

6/26/2012: When Dieting, Not All Calories Are Created Equal

The Los Angeles Times
6/26/2012: It's not just how many calories, but what kind, study finds

6/26/2012: Low-fat, Low-glycemic And Low-carb Diets Compared

MedPage Today
6/26/2012: Yo-Yo Weight Gain Linked to Low-Fat Diet (via MyHealthNewsDaily)
6/26/2012: Low-carb diets may burn the most calories

The Wall Street Journal
Not All Calories Equal, Study Shows

6/26/2012: All Calories Not Created Equal, Study Suggests

USA Today
6/26/2012: Low-carb diet burns the most calories in small study

The Today Show
6/29/2012 Low-fat, low-carb, or low-glycemic? Study shows which is best to keep weight off

National Public Radio
6/5/12 New Research on Carbs

Men’s Fitness
Are Calories From Fat, Protein and Carbs Equal?

The New York Times 
Opinionator: Which Diet Works?

The New York Times
What Really Makes Us Fat

6/29/2012: TODAY broadcast a segment with Joy Bauer, TODAY’s nutrition expert, about the study and its findings.
6/29/2012: Low-fat, low-carb, or low-glycemic? Study shows which is best to keep weight off

Psychology Today
6/7/2012: Jack Sprat, His Wife, and The Atkins Diet

National Public Radio
5/22/12 “A Dire Sign of the Obesity Epidemic: Teen Diabetes Soaring, Study Finds”

The Atlantic
4/24/12 “Sugary Cereal: Breakfast Candy or Obeisty Cure”

The Boston Globe
4/1/12 “Parents, Call Off the Food Police”

ABC World News
2/26/2012 For Calories, It's All About Quality Over Quantity, Harvard Study Says

All Things Considered, NPR
1/17/12 "Obesity Epidemic May Have Peaked In US"

New York Daily News
10/3/11. “Experts Rightly Blast USDA for Vetoing N.Y. Study of Obesity, Soda and Food Stamps”

The Boston Globe
9/6/11 “Battling Children’s Obesity”

New York Times
7/19/11 “Still Counting Calories? Your Weight-Loss Plan May be Outdated”

New York Times
4/12/11 “How to Save a Trillion Dollars”

Los Angeles Times
4/7/11 “Food Technology has been Bad for Human Health since Long Before the Invention of High-Fructose Corn Syrup”

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