UHW Radio, Episode 3

Don’t forget, if you’ve heard some or all of Urban Health Watch Radio, tell us what you think; click here to take the Listener Survey. Or listen online to Episode 1 or 2, or catch Episode 3, currently airing on WRIU. See more below.

(90.3 FM or streaming online live at www.wriu.org):

Tuesday, August 10, 2010: 12:30 – 1:00 PM

Friday, August 13, 2010: 12:30 – 1:00 PM

Tuesday, August 17, 2010: 12:30 – 1:00 PM

Friday, August 20, 2010: 12:30 – 1:00 PM

Tuesday, August 24, 2010: 12:30 – 1:00 PM

Friday, August 27, 2010: 12:30 – 1:00 PM


Click here to listen anytime from your computer.


Colin Murphy, Executive Director of Shape Up RI
Maria Cimini, SNAP Outreach Coordinator for RI
Randi Belhumeur, Nutrition Coordinator with the Initiative for Healthy Weight Rhode Island Department of Health


On Episode 3, we speak to a roundtable of health advocates and experts on the topic of obesity, taking a special look at rates and trends in RI, and how to turn things around individually and through community involvement. We’ll talk about ways to make change at work with you and your colleagues, at doctors’ offices and health centers between physicians and parents, and at home with your family with tips on how to access nutritious, healthy, and affordable fresh foods. We’ll also discuss programs, policies, and strategies for outreach specifically targeting children and youth and South County residents. Guests from Episode 3 will help us understand how to take action, from where we live, work, and/or play.


Shape Up RIhttp://www.shapeupri.org – 401-421-6068
SNAP Outreach Office, RIhttp://www.eatbettertoday.com – 1-866-306-0270
RI Dept. of Health/Initiative for a Healthy Weighthttp://www.health.ri.gov/healthyweight – 222-7462



Rhode Island Resources on Nutrition, Fitness, and Childhood Obesity
Find a Farmers Market Near You
The Providence Healthy Corner Store Initiative
Childhood Obesity Make a difference now! (from Rhode Island Department of Health)

National Resources on Nutrition, Fitness, and Childhood Obesity
A Federal Effort to Push Junk Food Out of Schools
U.S. Obesity Trends by State: 1985–2008
Poverty, race, and gender are all factors in the epidemic of severely obese children


Providence, Rhode Island-based blog, Urban Health Watch (UrbanHealthWatch.net), and Southern RI Area Health Education Center (AHEC) have united to launch Urban Health Watch Radio, a public awareness campaign and radio program on 90.3 FM, WRIU – a broadcast service of the University of Rhode Island and a station that can be heard throughout Southern Rhode Island as well as other areas of the state; parts of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Long Island, NY; and worldwide or from anywhere via an Internet webcast. The goal of Urban Health Watch Radio is to provide actionable steps that people can use everyday by extending health education into the community and delivering culturally appropriate messages about public health.

UrbanHealthWatch.net is managed by the Urban League of RI, an affiliate of the National Urban League, and funded by a Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant offered by the Rhode Island Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Urban Health Watch Radio is made possible by a grant from Southern Rhode Island Area Health Education Center (AHEC), an organization striving to, among other goals, increase the interaction of health professionals with communities in southern Rhode Island.

For more information, click here to keep reading the press release, or contact Urban Health Watch Editor and Radio Producer, Reza Corinne Clifton, at urbanhealthri@gmail.com or by phone at 401-497-5246.


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