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Katie interviews Keith Ayoob, Ed.D., about pica, an eating disorder characterized by persistent cravings for non-food sources like ice or dirt. Dr. Ayoob notes that he has seen numerous cases of pica in foster children with a history of behavioral problems, such as aggression. Dr. Ayoob is associate clinical professor of pediatrics and director of the nutrition clinic at the Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Einstein.

(Friday, October 19, 2012)

 

Serving food in smaller pieces seems to help people cut their overall food intake, according to an article in ABC News that quotes Keith Ayoob, Ed.D. Dr. Ayoob notes that the mind plays a role in feeling full, that it’s not just what’s in your stomach. Dr. Ayoob is associate clinical professor of pediatrics and director of the nutrition clinic at the Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Einstein.

(Thursday, July 12, 2012)

 

The New York Times reports on Disney’s new nutritional standards, co-created by Keith Ayoob, Ed.D., for food advertised on its child-focused outlets. First Lady Michelle Obama participated in the announcement event, which follows a week after the unveiling of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s new initiative to cap the portion size of sugary beverages. Dr. Ayoob is associate clinical professor of pediatrics and director of the nutrition clinic at the Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Einstein.

(Tuesday, June 05, 2012)

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ABCNews.com interviews Keith-Thomas Ayoob, Ed.D., who downplays concerns that New York City's classroom breakfast program may contribute to childhood obesity because some children eat breakfast twice – once at home and once in school. Dr. Ayoob notes that the benefits of school breakfasts – including improved grades and attendance – outweigh any negatives. He advises parents to adjust home menus to prevent their kids from eating two morning meals. Dr. Ayoob is associate clinical professor of pediatrics and director of the nutrition clinic at the Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Einstein.

(Friday, April 20, 2012)

 

U.S. News & World Report publishes a commentary by Keith-Thomas Ayoob, Ed.D., arguing that the proposed regulation of sugar would encourage consumers to blame government for their weight issues, rather than empower them to make good choices. Dr. Ayoob is associate clinical professor of pediatrics and director of the nutrition clinic at the Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Einstein.

(Monday, April 02, 2012)

 

ABCNews.com interviews Keith Ayoob, Ed.D., about a bill in Florida that would eliminate mandated middle school P.E. Dr. Ayoob notes that physical activity is key to preventing and treating childhood obesity. Dr. Ayoob is associate clinical professor of pediatrics and director of the nutrition clinic at the Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Einstein. (Wednesday, December 14, 2011)

 

USA Weekend interviews Keith-Thomas Ayoob, Ed.D., about the need for Americans to "get back to basics" with their food choices – namely increase the amount of fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy in their diets and reduce their intake of convenience and fast foods. Dr. Ayoob is associate clinical professor of pediatrics and director of the nutrition clinic at the Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC) at Einstein. (Tuesday, August 16, 2011)

 

WABC-TV interviews Keith-Thomas Ayoob, Ed.D., and Farah Alam, D.D.S., about pagophagia, or compulsive ice chewing, which is often a symptom of anemia and can cause tooth fractures. Dr. Ayoob is associate clinical professor of pediatrics and director of the nutrition clinic at the Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC) at Einstein. Dr. Alam is an assistant professor of dentistry and director of the Special Care Dentistry Unit at CERC. (Monday, July 18, 2011)

 

ABCNews.com interviews Keith Ayoob, Ed.D., about a new study which found that teenagers who reported they were sleepy at school were 50 percent more likely to crave carbohydrates, which offer a temporary energy boost. Dr. Ayoob notes the importance of eating protein at breakfast and lunch in addition to carbohydrates to even out the sugar highs and lows that come from eating only carbs. Dr. Ayoob is associate clinical professor of pediatrics and director of the nutrition clinic at the Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Einstein. (Wednesday, June 15, 2011)

 

ABC's Good Morning America interviews Keith-Thomas Ayoob, Ed.D., about a recent campaign by a pediatrician to remove white rice cereal, which has long been recommended as the first solid food choice for babies, from their diets because it contributes to childhood obesity. Dr. Ayoob suggests that pediatricians should focus more on proven studies when it comes to obesity and notes that obesity is caused by an excess of calories, not a particular food. Dr. Ayoob is associate clinical professor of pediatrics and director of the nutrition clinic at the Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Einstein (interview begins 2:50 minutes into the segment). (Tuesday, February 01, 2011)

 

USA Today interviews Keith-Thomas Ayoob, Ed.D., regarding the Institute of Medicine's recent call for consumers to increase their daily intake of vitamin D and calcium. Dr. Ayoob and other leading nutritionists note that it is nearly impossible to reach the vitamin D recommendation of 600 international units a day with food alone, and advise that consumers take supplements. Dr. Ayoob is associate clinical professor of pediatrics and director of the nutrition clinic at the Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Einstein. (Thursday, December 02, 2010)

 

Chicago Tribune features advice from Keith-Thomas Ayoob, Ed.D., on how to help underweight children gain weight and develop healthy eating habits. He counsels parents to focus on high-calorie foods that pack a nutritional punch, maintain a consistent meal schedule and avoid snacks on demand. Children can get a lot of attention for not eating, Dr. Ayoob points out, and this can lead to behavioral problems, ongoing food issues and even malnutrition. For the best results, Dr. Ayoob advises keeping mealtime stress at bay and creating a healthy home environment. Dr. Ayoob is associate clinical professor of pediatrics and director of the nutrition clinic at the Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Einstein. (Wednesday, August 11, 2010)

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USA Today highlights comments by Keith-Thomas Ayoob, Ed.D., on a new study comparing a low-carb diet with a low calorie, reduced-fat plan for weight loss. The NIH-funded study published in Annals of Internal Medicine shows that both diet plans result in about the same amount of weight loss, though low-carb dieters showed double the improvement in their HDL or good cholesterol levels. But Dr. Ayoob notes that people on a low-carb diet won't get enough fiber, vitamins and minerals without taking supplements. He recommends a minimum of 120 grams of carbohydrates a day for dieters. Dr. Ayoob is the associate clinical professor of pediatrics and director of the nutrition clinic at the Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Einstein. (Tuesday, August 03, 2010)

 

ABC News interviews Keith-Thomas Ayoob, Ed.D., about "toddler formulas," which consist primarily of fortified milk and added sugars and, in some instances, make unsupported health claims. Dr. Ayoob recommends exposing young children to a variety of healthy foods to help them learn to eat properly, rather than relying on high-caloric, sweetened drinks. Dr. Ayoob is the associate clinical professor of pediatrics and director of the nutrition clinic at the Rose R. Kennedy Center at Einstein. (Thursday, June 10, 2010)

 

WCBS-TV interviews Dr. Keith Ayoob on a report that finds meat standards at school cafeterias to be lower than fast-food restaurants. Dr. Ayoob points out that the government has been effective in preventing food-borne illnesses in school meals. Dr. Ayoob is an assistant professor of pediatrics and the director of the nutrition clinic at Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Einstein. (Thursday, December 10, 2009)

 

CNN's Rick Sanchez interviews Keith Ayoob, Ed.D., on the impact the consolidation of food production in the U.S. is having on the agricultural sector, food quality, and the health of Americans. Dr. Ayoob addresses the issues raised by the film Food, Inc., which argues that the U.S. food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that put profit ahead of consumer health. Dr. Ayoob is an assistant professor of pediatrics and the director of the nutrition clinic at Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Einstein. (Monday, June 15, 2009) watch video...

 

ABC News interviews Keith Ayoob, Ed.D., on a recent report released by the Centers for Disease Control that finds that 70 percent of American adults consume more than double the amount of salt than the recommended daily intake. The government recommends consuming no more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium a day, equal to about one teaspoon of salt. However, most American adults consume about 3,500 milligrams. Dr. Ayoob is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Einstein and the director of the nutrition clinic at its Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center. (Tuesday, March 31, 2009) watch video...

 

USA Today interviews Keith Ayoob, Ed.D., regarding landmark diet study published in New England Journal of Medicine. Financed by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health, the two-year study of hundreds of overweight people, shows that people can lose weight on a variety of diets as long as they consume fewer calories. Dr. Ayoob is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Einstein and the director of the nutrition clinic at its Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center. (Wednesday, February 25, 2009) read more...

 

USA Today interviews Keith Ayoob, Ed.D., on how to incorporate peanut butter into a healthy diet. Dr. Ayoob is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Einstein and the director of the nutrition clinic at its Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center. (Monday, February 02, 2009) read more...

 

ABC News interviews Dr. Keith Ayoob on how to set realistic New Year's resolutions and lifestyle goals. Dr. Ayoob is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Einstein and the director of the nutrition clinic at its Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center. (Thursday, January 01, 2009) read more...

 

ABC News interviews Dr. Keith Ayoob, associate clinical professor of Pediatrics at Einstein, on recent study about the Western diet and increased risk of heart attacks. And USA Today interviews Dr. Ayoob on feeding a family of four a healthy meal for under $10. (Thursday, October 23, 2008) watch video...
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