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Moringa - The Next Superfood

October 14, 2018
The “Miracle Tree” That Could Help Feed the World

By Amy Quinton on October 9, 2018 in Food & Agriculture

THERE'S NOTHING SUPER-LOOKING ABOUT MORINGA. It’s skinny and sparse in foliage. Its fragile branches sprout puny white flowers and droop with long twisted pods knobby with seeds. But if plants were superheroes, then moringa would be Iron Man.

Stewart to receive 2018 Norman Kretchmer Memorial Award in Nutrition and Development

February 21, 2018
Christine Stewart has been selected to receive the 2018 Norman Kretchmer Memorial Award in Nutrition and Development. This American Society for Nutrition (ASN) award is given to a young investigator for a substantial body of independent research in the field of nutrition and development with potential relevance to improving child health.

Prado and colleagues examine associations between maternal nutrition, maternal cognition, and caregiving in Malawi

November 04, 2017

Many pregnant women, especially first-time mothers, spend time learning new information about how to care for themselves during pregnancy and planning for caring for their newborn child. After giving birth, mothers are constantly trying to figure out the puzzle of what their infant is trying to communicate to them and how they can best care for their babies' needs. Mothers need optimal cognitive performance, such as the ability to focus and pay attention, memory, and reasoning to do this well, and adequate nutrient intake is necessary for the brain to perform these skills.