Posts in Author: Mitch Kanter, Ph.D.

For those who are not that familiar with the Egg Nutrition Center or our offerings, our mission is to be a credible source of nutrition and health science information for health professionals, and  we take this very seriously. Through the research we fund, as well as the educational materials we produce, we strive to be seen as not just another corporate entity pushing the virtues of our product, but rather as a source of nutrition information on a wide variety of topics. In order to reach our goal, we rely on experts in various areas to write and do research on our behalf. And in an effort to broaden the scope of the experts with whom we work, we’ve begun to reach out to students in health/nutrition departments at various universities with an interest in writing blog posts on our site. For many, authoring articles on credible blog sites is a first effort toward getting their thoughts, ideas, and research in the public eye. And for ENC, it allows us to be a forum for young investigators and budding educators who will become the thought leaders of tomorrow. A win-win opportunity for all, as we see it. Some examples of recent blog posts come from students at the University of Arkansas and Boston University, and can be accessed here: Physiological Impacts of Protein and Effects on Weight ManagementThe Link Between Nutrition, Exercise and Muscle; Applying the Latest Research: Increasing Protein to Benefit Blood Pressure
If you’re a student looking for a forum to express your ideas or to highlight interesting research, or a faculty member with access to students with a penchant for writing, we’d love to receive articles or other information from you that you’d like to post on our site. ENC currently has a mailing list of almost 50,000 health professionals, so your posts will have the potential of reaching many of your peers. We see no better way to keep our blog site relevant and fresh than by reaching out to enthusiastic students with ideas. So we encourage you to bring them to our attention.

We thank you in advance for your consideration, and look forward to receiving your blog post ideas in the future. For more information, or to submit your posts, please contact us.

The Rome Declaration Aims to Eradicate Malnutrition

Two weeks ago, I attended the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) in Rome. The conference, which was jointly sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO), culminated in the acceptance of the Rome Declaration by most of the countries in the world. The Rome Declaration is designed as a blue...

The Changing Nutrition Research Landscape

More and more notable happenings in the nutrition environment seem to be cropping up on a near-daily basis in both the lay and technical communities which remind me that our attitudes and understanding about the foods we eat are changing rapidly. From a lay perspective, separate recent articles on the front page of the Wall Street Journal business section outlined...

Re-evaluating What Constitutes a Healthy Diet

The ongoing, seemingly endless nutrition debate about what constitutes a healthy diet just got a little hotter. In recent weeks a new book entitled The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet [1] hit bookstore shelves, and was followed by an article in the current issue ofTime magazine called “Ending the War on Fat.”...

Editorial Examines Industry’s Role in Sound Nutrition Science

A recent editorial regarding the acceptability/credibility of industry-sponsored vs. non-industry sponsored research underscored a number of issues that bedevil researchers and funding sources alike.  The editorial, which appeared in the March 2014 issue of the International Journal of Obesity, suggested that direct corporate funding is often viewed as inherently bias-producing and that data produced by otherwise ethical scientists may be viewed...