Category: Nutrition

Food for Thought | In search of solutions

Hey, everyone! My name is Elizabeth Larsen, and I’m a rising senior, studying Economics and Global Health. This summer, thanks to the Circumnavigators Travel-Study Grant, jointly funded by Northwestern University, the Circumnavigators Club – Chicago Chapter, and Weinberg Colleges of Arts and Sciences, I will travel to six countries across the world to pursue a research project entitled, “Tackling

Young food waste activists confront issues at summit

“Our generation was not so good at teeing up prosperity for the next generation. We assumed someone else would come in and take care of it later. Young brothers and sisters, that’s you.” Those were the words of Mike Curtin, CEO of DC Central Kitchen and a speaker at the Food Waste and Hunger Summit

Pneumonia, leading cause of death in children

Seeing as many of my courses and global health experiences have focused on the same few global health initiatives, I thought I would take a look at other conditions that I have encountered less frequently: for instance, pneumonia. Pneumonia–a respiratory infection in the lungs brought on by viruses, bacteria, or fungi that causes painful breathing

Simplicity is Key to America’s Healthcare Dilemma

What if the answer to America’s ongoing healthcare debate is as simple as changing our habits? As a study abroad student in France, the questions that I am most frequently asked by my friends and family back home invariably relate to food. What are the crêpes like? Do you drink a lot of wine? What