The National Science Foundation is spending roughly $175,000 on an anti-obesity study that involves taking pictures of food before obese people consume it. Purdue University is overseeing the project, which is entitled, “Using Digital Images to Connect Eating Environment with Dietary Quality.” Researchers say the “fundamental question” is “where, how, and when” food is eaten. The premise of the project is to investigate the “link between eating environment and dietary quality.” “The project will use images from the food environment to address the fundamental question of where, how, and when food should be consumed to maximize health and prevent disease,” the grant states. “Monitoring the personal dietary environment and determination of environmental patterns related to dietary intake can empower both health care providers and patients to optimize evidence-based decisions.” “This information can help individuals recognize less healthful behaviors that may be occurring in their lives,” the grant states.
Your hard-earned tax dollars being wasted on nonsense like this.. We’re all for healthy choices. Who isn’t? But, $175K of tax dollars to take pictures of food?!? We all have smart phones with HD cameras now, and can take pics for free. Anyway, to read more, click on the text above. Unreal..
Students returning to the University of Texas at Austin this fall will have twice as much help wrestling with some of the big questions that college presents. For instance, does water contain gluten? And, is all food genetically modified? Those are among a growing list of food-related student queries that prompted UT Austin to hire a second campus dietitian ahead of the fall semester. The first, Lindsay Wilson, was overwhelmed with requests to craft personalized menus for picky eaters, to debunk urban myths about the contents of food the school serves and to recommend healthier lifestyle choices. “I have had a little pushback from some very feisty vegans,” she said. College students across the U.S. are making some precise demands of school chefs and dining halls. For a generation animated by a desire to make a difference and raised to believe personal wellness is paramount, a meaningful academic experience begins with minding what you eat. That’s inspired the University of Houston to spend $6,500 to build two hydroponic grow towers, vertical gardens that use nutrient-rich waters to cultivate cilantro and oregano indoors, without soil. The University of California, Los Angeles has installed aeroponic grow towers that grow plants with just mist. Thyme, butter lettuce and microgreens are flourishing in the breeze on the roof of UCLA’s Bruin Plate dining hall. “If you’re not eating good things, how do they expect your brain to grow?” said Hannah Logan, a senior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst majoring in sustainable food and farming.
Wow! What a breathtakingly stupid question!! Someone needs to slap Hannah upside the head and ask if Einstein or Newton had gluten-free waffles for breakfast. Of course we’re all for eating healthy and living more healthy lifestyles. That’s a given. But, c’mon.. This is ridiculous. I made it through college just fine, eating the slop in the cafeteria, just like millions of other college kids have done for generations. And, I spent many a night with pots of coffee to get me through finals…just like everyone else I knew at the time. Somehow we survived. To read the rest of this vomit-worthy article, click on the text above.