Does losing sleep make kids watch more TV? Does it make them overweight? A new study reported in Pediatric Obesity untangles the complex links between sleep, waking hours, inactivity, and obesity. And they aren’t quite as cut and dry as you might imagine.
Philadelphia is poised to make history as the first major city in the country to tax sugar-sweetened beverages. David Sarwer, Associate Dean of Research at the College of Public Health and Director of Temple’s
David Sarwer, associate dean of research at the College of Public Health and director of Temple’s Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE), comments on changes to the nutrition facts label recently announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Among other changes, the new label will put greater emphasis on serving size and calorie content, and will measure added sugars.
On May 6, faculty, students and supporters of the College of Public Health marked the college’s 49th graduation ceremony in the packed Liacouras Center. College Dean Laura Siminoff said in her opening remarks that the 1388 graduating students represent the best of Temple University. “It should make us all extremely proud that our students are focused on professions that represent the highest ideals of service to others,” she said.
For Estelle Richman, health policy is personal. Throughout her career she has earned a reputation as someone who advocates for individual well-being and dignity—as Philadelphia’s Commissioner of Public Health and Managing Director, Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Public Welfare, and Chief Operating Officer for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The College of Public Health is excited to welcome Richman as its 2016 commencement speaker, and we spoke with her about her beginnings, her career, and the issues she sees as most vital to the future of public health.