Posts by Barb Boose

Friday recipe: go Greek this weekend!

One of my very favorite annual events in Des Moines takes place this Saturday and Sunday: the Greek Food Fairof the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, just up 35th Street from the DMU campus. I love this wonderful tradition because of its very friendly people, the fun and festive atmosphere, the music and dancing […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: Memorial Day sides

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. I am often reminded of their sacrifice not just from reading the news, but also from seeing many of our students in military attire. I am humbled by their selfless service to our country. As many businesses, schools and […]

— Barb Boose

From autism to Alzheimer’s

Do you want to know more about supporting youth diagnosed with autism? How about new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, malignant melanoma, migraine and more? Want to explore the ethics of medically treating family members, the health effects caused by the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001, or the “slippery slope” of the increased […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: backyard barbecue chicken salad

We continue to celebrate May as National Salad Month with our new pals at Noodles & Company, a franchise that feels like anything but. And we really celebrated yesterday at our local Noodles at Valley West Mall when Pete, the general manager and market training manager, and Christina, assistant manager, provided a tasting to some […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: spinach and fresh fruit salad

I like May for all sorts of reasons, including for its various “holiday” statuses. Did you know, for example, that May is National Foot Health Month, Mental Health Month, Correct Posture Month and Share a Story Month? For all you foodies out there, May is National Strawberry Month, Chocolate Custard Month, Egg Month, Artisan Gelato […]

— Barb Boose

Reproductive and sexual health

Today is day 4 of National Public Health Week 2012! Our awesome Master of Public Health Student Club (MPHSC) members have a number of activities in the works – see below – to promote health across communities and population. MPHSC members offer information below on today’s theme, reproductive and sexual health. Why focus on reproductive […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: butternut squash ginger soup

It’s a given in most people’s minds that medical students take courses on biochemistry and nutrition. But according to the American Medical Association, very few medical schools teach students how to apply those lessons in the kitchen. At the same time, levels of obesity among adults and children and rates of largely preventable chronic disease […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: lentil salad

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has proclaimed that March is Nutrition Month, a campaign “designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits,” according to its website. While I think every month should celebrate good nutrition, I’m happy to mark the month by […]

— Barb Boose

Kudos to DMU podiatric students!

Hats off and hearty applause to several students in DMU’s College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (CPMS) for their recent achievements: Kyle Duncan, CPMS Class of 2014, was elected president-elect of the American Podiatric Medical Students Association at its House of Delegates meeting in February. Jeff Weber, CPMS Class of 2013, received the Robert Barnes […]

— Barb Boose

Breaking up is hard to do with habits

I’ve been writing about diet and obesity for an upcoming DMU Magazine, which has made me think a lot about habits. Particularly bad ones – like mindlessly eating that bag of potato chips, regularly bingeing on too many desserts or eating those greasy chicken nuggets your kid left on his plate. New York Times business […]

— Barb Boose