Yes, You Have to Wait for Dinner

Feeding one’s family can often turn into a food fight or at least a source of conflict. Supermarkets are lined with cookies, sweetened beverages, and candy.  Any parent knows that walking through a grocery store can be a challenge to

Social-Emotional Learning in Schools

Across the US, we are experiencing a youth mental health crisis. With more young people experiencing hopelessness, anxiety, and depression, and a drastic shortage of mental health providers, many teachers are increasingly becoming beacons of hope for their students. Through …

Shannon Pierson, California State University, Chico

S.Pierson_HeadshotShannon Pierson graduated with her Master’s degree in Nutritional Science in May 2017 from California State University, Chico. Her research explored using mindful eating interventions to improve healthy food-related behaviors. She developed, implemented and evaluated the impact of a pilot …

Expert’s Insights on Childhood Obesity

According to the CDC, in the U.S., the percentage of children and adolescents affected by obesity has more than tripled since the 1970s. Data from 2015–2016 show that nearly 1 in 5 school-age children and young people aged 6