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  •     Wednesday, November 10, 2010 Show Guest: Jennifer Kay Nelson, MS, RD, LD Director, Clinical Dietetics/Nutrition Associate Professor of Nutrition Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition Water & Nutrition: A Vital Link By: AroundTheWaterCooler Aired: 11/10/2010 4:30 PM UTC Description: Jennifer Nelson, Mayo Clinic Director of Clinical Dietetics; Associate Professor of nutrition at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine; and co-editor of the James Beard Foundation Award- winning “The New Mayo Clinic Cookbook” is our guest. [Start of Transcript] Jonathan Hall (0:15): Welcome to Around the Water Cooler. It’s a Wednesday, November 10, 2010, and our rebroadcast for November 17. We hear a lot about global warming and the economy, but in the coming decade no natural resource may prove to be more critical to human health and well-being than water. Hello, I’m Jonathan Hall, editor of hallwater.com. There is little doubt that water is a precious resource. Experts note, however, a host of concerns from a lack of access to quality drinking water for close to a billion people on our planet to deteriorating tap water infrastructure right here in the US. But what does this have to do with you and your family’s drinking water? Well, it turns out a lot. For openers, both Vickie James, a registered licensed Dietitian and Director of Kansas-based Healthy Kids Challenge, and Cathy Nonas, a Dietitian who directs Physical Activity and Nutrition Programs at New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene have been our guests and both acknowledged that there is a body of evidence showing a high correlation between rising obesity in our country over the past 30 years and a parallel in the rise of consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks. But trying to get that message across is sometimes difficult. And here is Liza Lopes with an update. And by the way, Liza and I are coming to you from two virtual water coolers. I am in Portland, Oregon. Liza, just over the bridge from New York City. Lisa Lopez (1:46): Good morning, Jonathan. And emails recently obtained by the New York Times under a Freedom of Information request, reveal that New York City’s health commissioner is highly committed to fighting obesity, a passion shared by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. But it also uncovered that Ms Nonas, several colleagues and a Columbia University professor expressed huge doubts about a weight gain message that got the approval of the Department of Health despite their concerns. Jonathan Hall (2:15): We are going to talk about messaging today but you can listen to our interview with Cathy Nonas and over 50 other archive discussions at blogtalkradio.com/aroundthewatercooler. Well today, we are continuing our series on the health benefits of drinking water with Jennifer Nelson. She is the Director of Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition at the Mayo Clinic and Ms. Nelson also holds the title of Associate Professor of Nutrition of the Nutrition Division of Endocrinology, Diabetics and Nutrition at Mayo Clinic. (2:55): Well today we are going to start. We’ve got some late breaking […]

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        Wednesday, November 10, 2010 Show Guest: Jennifer Kay Nelson, MS, RD, LD Director, Clinical Dietetics/Nutrition Associate Professor of Nutrition Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition Water & Nutrition: A Vital Link By: AroundTheWaterCooler Aired: 11/10/2010 4:30 PM UTC Description: Jennifer Nelson, Mayo Clinic Director of Clinical Dietetics; Associate Professor of nutrition at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine; and co-editor of the James Beard Foundation Award- winning “The New Mayo Clinic Cookbook” is our guest. [Start of Transcript] Jonathan Hall (0:15): Welcome to Around the Water Cooler. It’s a Wednesday, November 10, 2010, and our rebroadcast for November 17. We hear a lot about global warming and the economy, but in the coming decade no natural resource may prove to be more critical to human health and well-being than water. Hello, I’m Jonathan Hall, editor of hallwater.com. There is little doubt that water is a precious resource. Experts note, however, a host of concerns from a lack of access to quality drinking water for close to a billion people on our planet to deteriorating tap water infrastructure right here in the US. But what does this have to do with you and your family’s drinking water? Well, it turns out a lot. For openers, both Vickie James, a registered licensed Dietitian and Director of Kansas-based Healthy Kids Challenge, and Cathy Nonas, a Dietitian who directs Physical Activity and Nutrition Programs at New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene have been our guests and both acknowledged that there is a body of evidence showing a high correlation between rising obesity in our country over the past 30 years and a parallel in the rise of consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks. But trying to get that message across is sometimes difficult. And here is Liza Lopes with an update. And by the way, Liza and I are coming to you from two virtual water coolers. I am in Portland, Oregon. Liza, just over the bridge from New York City. Lisa Lopez (1:46): Good morning, Jonathan. And emails recently obtained by the New York Times under a Freedom of Information request, reveal that New York City’s health commissioner is highly committed to fighting obesity, a passion shared by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. But it also uncovered that Ms Nonas, several colleagues and a Columbia University professor expressed huge doubts about a weight gain message that got the approval of the Department of Health despite their concerns. Jonathan Hall (2:15): We are going to talk about messaging today but you can listen to our interview with Cathy Nonas and over 50 other archive discussions at blogtalkradio.com/aroundthewatercooler. Well today, we are continuing our series on the health benefits of drinking water with Jennifer Nelson. She is the Director of Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition at the Mayo Clinic and Ms. Nelson also holds the title of Associate Professor of Nutrition of the Nutrition Division of Endocrinology, Diabetics and Nutrition at Mayo Clinic. (2:55): Well today we are going to start. We’ve got some late breaking […]

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