Tag: Nancy Trout MD

Make Every Bite Count!

By: Nancy Trout, MD, MPH Most Americans do not follow a healthy dietary pattern. This is the conclusion of the recently released 2020-2025 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The theme of this edition is “make every bite count.” This edition marks the first time […]

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Food Insecurity: A Rising Pandemic

By: Nancy Trout, MD, MPH The coronavirus pandemic has cracked open and exposed the perils of deeply ingrained inequities on many fronts: economic, social, educational, judicial and medical. We see the impact of these inequities in a variety of ways, including through rising rates of food insecurity. As […]

Pandemic Breastfeeding

By: Nancy Trout, MD, MPH It’s a great time to review the benefits of breastfeeding for mothers, babies, and the environment as August is National Breastfeeding Month.  This particular year, it is also worth looking at the value of breastfeeding in the middle of a pandemic and precautions […]

Inequity in the Time of Coronavirus

By: Nancy Trout, MD, MPH The coronavirus pandemic is cracking open many of the fissures that structural violence generates in our society. Structural violence refers to the economic, political, medical, social and legal systems that perpetuate inequity and negatively affect communities. It is not a term we often […]