nutrition http://ripr.org en How Many "Fun Sized" Candy Bars Are Too Many? http://ripr.org/post/how-many-fun-sized-candy-bars-are-too-many <p>Parents everywhere may be looking forward to dipping into that plastic pumpkin to sneak a Halloween treat tonight – and for several nights to come. Is that so bad?</p><p>Not necessarily, according to Johnson and Wales University pediatric nutrition expert Barbara Robinson. She joined us in the studio to talk about Halloween candy, along with a giant bag of "fun size" treats.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 24028 at http://ripr.org How Many "Fun Sized" Candy Bars Are Too Many? Food as Medicine: Doctors and Chefs Training Together http://ripr.org/post/food-medicine-doctors-and-chefs-training-together <p>There’s no shortage of advice on healthy eating. But sometimes it seems there’s a shortage of <em>reliable</em> advice. Medical schools traditionally don’t offer much training in nutrition, but a new partnership between Johnson &amp; Wales University and Tulane medical school could change that.</p><p></p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 12:19:39 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 17039 at http://ripr.org Food as Medicine: Doctors and Chefs Training Together Heart-Healthy Diet Good for Your Wallet http://ripr.org/post/heart-healthy-diet-good-your-wallet <p></p><p>The Mediterranean diet. It’s all the rage now. Rich in olive oil, fruits and vegetables and low on meat, it’s said to promote cardiac health and weight loss. But researchers say it also helps stretch the food dollar.</p><p>Rhode Island food bank recipients who completed a six-week course in cooking Mediterranean-style decreased their total food spending, purchased healthier food items and improved their food security. That, according to research published in the March issue of the <em>Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition.</em></p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 12:47:55 +0000 Flo Jonic 12862 at http://ripr.org Gallup poll: healthy habits take a hit after the storm http://ripr.org/post/gallup-poll-healthy-habits-take-hit-after-storm <p>News from the Gallup Wellbeing poll: <a href="http://www.gallup.com/poll/160364/healthy-behaviors-fall-areas-hit-superstorm-sandy.aspx?utm_source=tagrss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=syndication">healthy behaviors declined </a>after Superstorm Sandy in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, the hardest hit states.</p><p>The survey found residents less likely to be getting 30 minutes of regular exercise, and less likely to be eating healthy food. Why?</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 17:19:04 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 10031 at http://ripr.org