Janet Silverstein, MD, FAAP and Amy Aponick, MPH, RD, LD/N, CDE
Healthy School Lunches
Menus in most school lunch programs are too high in saturated fat and cholesterol and too low in fiber- and nutrient-rich fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes.
Janet Silverstein, MD, FAAP and Amy Aponick, MPH, RD, come on the show together to discuss the major changes that are needed to encourage the health of the nation’s youth and to reverse the growing trends of obesity, early-onset diabetes, and hypertension, among other chronic diseases, in children and teens.
Janet Silverstein MD, Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of Florida, is Chair-elect of the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society. She is a member of the American Board of Pediatrics with responsibility for writing questions for endocrinology questions for recertification examinations for general pediatrics and for determination of eligibility of candidates for the endocrinology subboard. She is also past chair of the executive committee of the Section of Endocrinology of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of the Committee on Nutrition for the AAP, a member of the Florida Governor’s Diabetes Advisory Council, and faculty of the AAP Pedialink module on obesity. She chairs the Children's Work Group of the National Diabetes Education Program of NIH/CDC and was one of the authors of the NDEP School Guide on Helping the Child with Diabetes Succeed in the School. She was a member of the expert task force on developing pediatric obesity guidelines for The Endocrine Society, a member of the writing group for The American Diabetes Association Type 1 Diabetes Guidelines in Youth, and is Co-Chair of a to write a clinical statement for clinicians in dealing with type 2 diabetes in Youth. In addition, Dr. Silverstein is on the editorial boards of Endocrine Today and The Journal of Pediatrics, author of the diabetes section of the AAP nutrition handbook, and a medical consultant for Kid’s Corner of Diabetes Forecast. She is one of the authors of the American Diabetes Association’s guidelines for management of type 1 diabetes in children and youth and is in the process of co-chairing a multi-specialty committee developing an AAP, ADA, LWPES, and AAFP statement on type 2 diabetes in childhood and adolescence. She has written several chapters on the management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in pediatric endocrinology textbooks.
Amy Aponick, MPH, RD, LDN, CDE received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Georgia Tech and a Master of Public Health in Human Nutrition from the University of Michigan. She completed a dietetic internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA and has been a Registered Dietitian since 2003. Amy is a Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist with the state of Florida and she is a Certified Diabetes Educator through the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators. Amy is employed with the Diabetes Center of Excellence at Shands at the University of Florida where she provides educational counseling to patients in the Departments of Adult and Pediatric Endocrinology and the Pediatric Lipid Disorders and Obesity Clinic. In addition to clinics, Amy also provides education to patients in the Diabetes Self-Management Education Program. Amy was named the 2009 Emerging Dietetics Leader by the Florida Dietetic Association.
Melanie Cole, M.S.
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