Understanding the Cool Food Pledge

By: Cierra Peterlin Are you familiar with the term “carbon footprint”? We sometimes hear these words being used by companies, individuals and groups who are conscious of the amount of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gasses they are emitting into the atmosphere by way of their activities. In our world today, many people are looking forContinue reading “Understanding the Cool Food Pledge”

Pediatric Obesity: More Than Just a Larger Body

By: Cierra Peterlin The obesity epidemic is as prevalent as ever in the United States today, and I am not just talking about adult obesity. Childhood obesity is a major problem affecting one in five children worldwide, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). During my rotation with Children’s National Hospital’s obesity program, theContinue reading “Pediatric Obesity: More Than Just a Larger Body”