Recently, as part of the HealthSimplified Interview Series, SmartyPants Vitamins had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. David Katz,  You can check out our extraordinary talk with him below.

Dr. David Katz is an internationally renowned authority on weight control, nutrition, and the prevention of chronic disease.  Among his many accomplishments are:

  • Founding Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center (funded by the CDC)  SmartyPants' senior medical advisor, David Katz
  • Two-time diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Founder and President of the non-profit Turn the Tide Foundation,
  • the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Childhood Obesity

In addition, he has authored:

  • 150+ scientific articles
  • nearly 1,000 newspaper articles
  • twelve books and counting

Here are some highlights from our chat

  • Making Health a Priority – starting in the Family, carrying it out to the Culture
  • Teaching Health to our Kids is as Important as Teaching Financial Responsibility to them
  • Health is a Responsibility – it impacts your family, your community, and your culture
  • How Businesses can Benefit by Moving in the Direction of Health
  • Reinventing Elements in Industry so that Everyone Wins
  • More Money Can be Made Cultivating Health, rather than Treating Disease
  • Getting Healthy isn’t just about Will Power – it’s also about Skill Power
  • Wanting Health is great, but you’ve got to have the skills on board to achieve your goals
  • Dieting alone doesn’t make sense – it’s time to get the whole family involved
  • Learning to Love Food that Loves you Back
  • Making Health Easier for Everyone through the NuVal System

Tweetable Insights from Dr. Katz:

  • Learn to love the food that loves you back. (Click to Tweet)
  • Children and parents will get to Health together or not at all. (Click to Tweet)
  • If we want Health to be the default choice, we need to make it easier. (Click to Tweet)

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Few in any field are so worthy of the term “Authority”.  Dr. Katz uses his considerable expertise and weight in the Health field to help everyone put more years in their lives, and life in their years.  You can follow him at @DrDavidKatz.

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Posted on January 25, 2013