With about 27 percent of Maryland adults living with obesity, according to the body mass index scale, the state is aiming to conduct a new study that could help address the negative health outcomes associated with the disease.   Senate Bill 594 and House Bill 986, which were cross-filed, were recently passed in the legislature, and … Read more

Sen. Joanne Benson (D-Prince George) is advocating for legislation that aims to protect infant health in Maryland. Events that occur during a child’s physical and developmental growth—up to age three—can impact their health and wellbeing for the rest of their lives. Many parents introduce their children to baby food during this stage, but a recent … Read more

The University of Minnesota’s Extension Department of Family, Health & Wellbeing hosted a webinar earlier this month to highlight the relationship between food and mood, and the importance of self-care. The goal of the webinar was to identify factors that influence one’s mental health and wellbeing and how that ties into decision-making about food, while … Read more

The Michigan Legislature is working to ensure patient safety when seeking out registered dietitian nutritionists and nutritionists.  In the Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee meeting on May 12th, the committee heard testimony of Amendment S2 on Senate Bill 614, which would prescribe the scope of practice and outline the licensing requirements for dietitian … Read more