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Around Pleasanton: Evening with Robert Lustig, Best-selling Nutrition Expert, to Launch New Public Affairs Forum - 12/12/14
ConnectWell Founder and CEO, Andrea Bloom, invites Dr. Robert Lustig to launch the Public Affairs Forum in Pleasanton to guide community members in making our families, schools and community healthier.
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The Critical Role Parents Play in Determining the BMI of Their Children - Winter 2013
ConnectWell Founder and CEO, Andrea Bloom, authors article in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Journal, Weight Management Matters, where she provides evidence-based interventions for caregivers to implement as part of the solution for reversing childhood obesity.
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The Relationship of Sugar to Population-Level Diabetes Prevalence: An Econometric Analysis of Repeated Cross-Sectional Data - 2/27/13
ConnectWell Advisory Board member, Dr. Robert Lustig, co-authors the scientific study in PLOS|ONE that demonstrates the impact sugar consumption has on diabetes prevalence.
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Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity and Disease - 2/27/13
In his book, Fat Chance, ConnectWell Advisory Board member, Dr. Robert Lustig, who is an obesity, diabetes and food expert, is spreading his message about how to beat the odds against sugar, processed food, obesity and disease.
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Sugar Regulated as a ‘Controlled Substance’? - 4/4/12
ConnectWell Advisory Board member, Dr. Robert Lustig, explains in an interview with Katie Couric on Good Morning America why he has labeled sugar “toxic,” and says it’s “abused.”
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Is Sugar Toxic? - 4/1/12
ConnectWell Advisory Board member, Dr. Robert Lustig, in a 60 Minutes interview with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, provides scientific findings regarding the toxicity of sugar and the many health problems resulting from too much consumption of added sugars in the American diet.
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Amplify your Wellness Impact: Engage Employees and their Families in Sustainable Wellness Practices Outside of Work - 2/28/12
ConnectWell CEO, Andrea Bloom and Director Assessments and Program Implementation, Dana Wenter, host a conference workshop session at the 4th Annual Wellness Rewards Congress in Las Vegas.
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The Most Unhappy of Pleasures: This Is Your Brain on Sugar – 2/21/12
ConnectWell Advisory Board member, Dr. Robert Lustig, explains in an Atlantic op-ed that as we have spent the last 30 years pursuing sugar for pleasure, we have become most decidedly unhappy.
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Should Sugar Be Regulated Like Alcohol? - 2/17/12
ConnectWell Advisory Board member, Dr. Robert Lustig, makes the case for regulating sugar on NPR's Talk of the Nation.
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The toxic truth about sugar: Added sweeteners pose dangers to health that justify controlling them like alcohol - 2/2/12
ConnectWell Advisory Board member, Dr. Robert Lustig, and his University of California, San Francisco colleagues Laura Schmidt and Claire Brindis propose solutions to moderating sugar in foods in their Comment in Nature.
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Good Health is Good Business: Wellness as a performance maximizing strategy - 1/1/12
ConnectWell Director Assessments and Program Implementation, Dana Wenter, wrote this feature article in the Maximizing Performance January 2012 issue of HR West, the main publication of the Northern California Human Resources Association.
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Stanford happiness class proves popular, helpful - 11/29/2011
ConnectWell Advisory Board Member, Carole Pertofsky who is co-instructor of the popular Happiness class at Stanford discusses evidence-based practices that cultivate happiness in the article featured in the San Francisco Chronicle.
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Virtual company teaches healthy habits - 10/6/2011
ConnectWell CEO, Andrea Bloom, featured in print in the Contra Costa Times, Around Pleasanton Column and online in MercuryNews.com.
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Healthier food needs to be cheaper - 6/2/2011
ConnectWell CEO, Andrea Bloom, writes about the need for affordable, healthy food in the San Jose Mercury News.
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How to Prepare to Be Your Own Boss - 4/28/2011
ConnectWell CEO, Andrea Bloom is featured in Entrepreneur.com article, in the first of five tips for hopeful entrepreneurs.
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Sugar and Health - 4/21/2011
ConnectWell Advisory Board member, Dr. Robert Lustig discusses "The Bitter Truth" about sugar with Michael Krasny on KQED Forum.
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Is Sugar Toxic? - 4/13/2011
ConnectWell Advisory Board Member, Dr. Robert Lustig is featured in the cover story of the April 17, 2011 Sunday New York Times Magazine print edition, “Is Sugar Toxic?” and in the April 13, 2011 online edition.
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On May 26, 2009, Dr. Robert Lustig gave a lecture called “Sugar: The Bitter Truth,” which was posted on YouTube the following July. Since then, it has been viewed well over 3,250,000 times, gaining new viewers at a rate of about 50,000 per month, fairly remarkable numbers for a 90-minute discussion of the nuances of fructose biochemistry and human physiology.
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High School Students Sit For Too Long, New Health Research Suggests - 4/10/2011
ConnectWell Vice President, Anne Friedlander, Ph.D. discusses health issues caused by too much sitting in The Peninsula Press.
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Conference Stresses Student Happiness - 2/14/2011
ConnectWell Advisory Board Member, Carole Pertofsky’s “Happiness Within Reach” conference is featured in The Stanford Daily.
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Standing Room Only at Stanford Sitting Risks Event - 07/16/2011
ConnectWell Vice President, Anne Friedlander, Ph.D., in the news as an organizer of the conference, "The Science of Sedentary Behavior" at Stanford University.
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