- What are the health consequences astronauts face when launching into space? - Dr. Marie Mortreux, a nutrition professor at the University of Rhode Island’s Metabolism and Muscle Biology Lab, is examining the issue through a series of studies partly funded by NASA.
- URI researcher, NASA team up to study health risks for astronauts - Marie Mortreux, a researcher at the University of Rhode Island (URI) is working with NASA to address the health consequences that come from traveling in space.
- URI Free Farmers’ Market - A URI initiative to provide URI grown produce to at need students on campus. Every Thursday on the Quad at 10:45 and 1:45 pm (while supplies last).
- Jack Reed Announces $100K for URI Initiative to Prevent Food Waste - Federal funds will help URI promote community education to prevent food waste and connect families in need to local food sources.
- URI study brings nutrition advocacy directly into the home - Associate Professor Alison Tovar's pilot research project, funded by a three-year, $730,000 grant, aims to improve the diet quality of preschool children, especially those in low-income and ethnically diverse families, using home-based intervention.
- Study at URI looks at ways technology can support nutritional needs of Parkinson’s patients - Dr. Ingrid Lofgren and Ph.D. candidate Dara LoBuono are conducting a study to assess how technology could help people with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers easily access relevant nutrition information.
- Health sciences student finds reward, vocation in community outreach - Fatima Tobar '18, a dual major in nutrition and food sciences and psychology, used her nutrition training and bilingual skills to help conduct community-based nutrition education workshops, primarily targeting limited income populations.
- URI researchers awarded $300K to examine healthy food choices - Maya Vadiveloo, an assistant professor in Nutrition and Food Sciences, is leading a research team that will partner with Belmont Market to study whether targeted food-purchase incentives can improve people's eating habits and health outcomes.
- URI’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program educates low-income families in R.I. - URI's Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) has been providing critical food and exercise information to vulnerable members of the community since the 1960s, and this year the program is using a new curriculum with the hope of further growing participation.
- URI nutritionist finds chewing gum can reduce calorie intake, increase energy expenditure - A nutrition professor at the University of Rhode Island studying the effects of chewing sugar-free gum on weight management has found that it can help to reduce calorie intake and increase energy expenditure. Kathleen Melanson, URI associate professor of nutrition and food sciences, compared gum chewing to non-gum chewing in healthy adult volunteers who came […]