The Friedman Nutrition Internet Radio Program is a one-hour broadcast that presents food news and science to use. The goal of the program is to passionately advance the well being of people worldwide by communicating key nutrition topics through the use of internet-radio technology. The program is developed and run by Friedman students.

Dec 21, 2011

In this episode of Nutrition Talk, your host Rachel Perez, explores the implications of MyPlate, the new image to represent the important messages of the 2010 dietary guidelines. She talks with Dr. Robert Post the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion about the agency’s communication plan for MyPlate. After that, Emily Beaver, RD joins Rachel to talk about the different uses for MyPlate when talking with consumers and clients of her dietetics practice. Lastly, Rachel is joined by Dr. Chris Peters, assistant professor at the Friedman School, to discuss the agricultural implications of MyPlate and the land needs to achieve the dietary recommendations.

Dec 19, 2011

Your hosts, Allison Knott, RD and Jessica McGovern, RD, interview Miriam Nelson, PhD, and Eleanor Heidkamp-Young ACSM HFS, about the StrongWomen Across America tour. In this episode we discuss the 6800 mile road trip and reflect on the country's readiness to change. The StrongWomen Across America tour empowered Change Clubs in local communities in eight states to improve their food and physical activity environment. Dr. Nelson is the founder and director of the StrongWomen Initiative and also the director of the John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention. Eleanor HeidKamp-Young is the StrongWomen Strength Training program manager.

May 31, 2011

In part one of this two-part episode, your host Lindsey Ripley takes a look at the current state of the National School Lunch Program in the United States and how the program is dealing with the issue of childhood obesity and nutritional health. Guests include:

  • Lynne Parker, M.S., is a Scholar at the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine in Washington, D.C.
  • Helen Mont-Ferguson, MBA, R.D., is Assistant Director of Food and Nutrition Services for Boston Public Schools in Boston, MA.
  • Michael Leidig, R.D., is Clinical Director for the Center for Youth Wellness at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA and is founder of Nutrition & Fitness Advisors, a nutrition and fitness consulting practice.
  • Scott Richardson, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Project Bread in Boston, MA.
  • Donna Lombardi, M.Ed., R.D. is the Child Nutrition Director for the Worcester Public Schools in Worcester, MA.
May 31, 2011

In part two of this two-part episode, your host Lindsey Ripley takes a look at the current state of the National School Lunch Program in the United States and how the program is dealing with the issue of childhood obesity and nutritional health. Guests include:

  • Lynne Parker, M.S., is a Scholar at the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine in Washington, D.C.
  • Helen Mont-Ferguson, MBA, R.D., is Assistant Director of Food and Nutrition Services for Boston Public Schools in Boston, MA.
  • Michael Leidig, R.D., is Clinical Director for the Center for Youth Wellness at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA and is founder of Nutrition & Fitness Advisors, a nutrition and fitness consulting practice.
  • Scott Richardson, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Project Bread in Boston, MA.
  • Donna Lombardi, M.Ed., R.D. is the Child Nutrition Director for the Worcester Public Schools in Worcester, MA.
May 31, 2011

In this episode, your host Emily Rak takes a critical look at superfoods. Superfoods are said to have health promoting qualities, such as the ability to fight cancer, reduce inflammation, boost immunity and defy the aging process. But what exactly makes a food super? In this episode of Nutrition Talk we explore whether or not superfoods are truly super for your health, or simply an example of shrewd marketing. Dr. Miriam Nelson and Dr. Jeffrey Blumberg, both of Tufts University, weigh in on the discussion. Dr. Nelson is Director of the John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention and Dr. Blumberg is Director of the Antioxidants Research Laboratory at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging.