food http://wrvo.org en Utica loves its chicken riggies, but would it taste good as a potato chip? http://wrvo.org/post/utica-loves-its-chicken-riggies-would-it-taste-good-potato-chip <p></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:14:28 +0000 Gino Geruntino 53158 at http://wrvo.org Utica loves its chicken riggies, but would it taste good as a potato chip? Poverty not sole indicator of food deserts http://wrvo.org/post/poverty-not-sole-indicator-food-deserts <p>Did you ever realize how the stores in your neighborhood influence what you eat?&nbsp; If you're on a tight budget and don't own a car, your food choices are limited to items you can buy within walking distance. Fresh fruits and vegetables aren't usually available at the corner convenience store, and if they are, they're expensive. When the nearest full service market is miles away, eating healthy is a challenge.&nbsp;</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://nursing.jhu.edu/faculty_research/faculty/faculty-directory/community-publichealth/kelly-bower">Dr. Kelly Bower</a> discusses a <a href="http://nursing.jhu.edu/news-events/news/news/race_food">new study</a> from Johns Hopkins that found racial makeup determines the food access in a neighborhood. Bower is the lead researcher for the study and also an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Kelly Bower.</strong></p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 50997 at http://wrvo.org Poverty not sole indicator of food deserts Study shows access to food impacted by racial makeup of neighborhood http://wrvo.org/post/study-shows-access-food-impacted-racial-makeup-neighborhood-0 <p></p><p>Poor neighborhoods in urban areas are known as food deserts, where access to grocery stores is limited. This week on WRVO’s health and wellness show <em>Take Care</em>, hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen speak with Dr. Kelly Bower of Johns Hopkins University, who recently led a study that found it isn't just poverty that is an indicator of whether or not supermarkets are readily available in a neighborhood.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 10:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 50998 at http://wrvo.org Food packaging does more than protect food http://wrvo.org/post/food-packaging-does-more-protect-food <p></p><p>Every day, American consumers rely on the cans, bottles, boxes and plastic that food is sold in to keep them safe. In fact, scientists research how food packaging can help preserve food and extend shelf life. Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO's health and wellness show “Take Care,” recently spoke with Dr. Joseph Hotchkiss, director of the school of packaging at Michigan State University about the science of food packaging.</p><p><em>Linda Lowen: Every package protects its contents, but what is it providing protection against?</em></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 50664 at http://wrvo.org Annual 'Christmas Bureau' helps low-income families http://wrvo.org/post/annual-christmas-bureau-helps-low-income-families <p></p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 21:03:42 +0000 Ellen Abbott 48995 at http://wrvo.org Annual 'Christmas Bureau' helps low-income families More salt, more problems, says expert http://wrvo.org/post/more-salt-more-problems-says-expert <p>If your mouth begins to water when you think about pretzels, peanuts and French fries, then you probably like salty foods. If this is true, then you are one of the many who love salt. But while some people understand that too much salt intake isn’t healthy, most don’t realize that cutting back on salt means more than just avoiding the salt shaker during meal time.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, Dr. Norman Kaplan discusses salt’s effect on the body, and why people should be much more aware of how much salt they are actually taking in. Dr. Kaplan is a professor of internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where he’s been on the faculty for over four decades. His book, <em>Kaplan’s Clinical Hypertension, </em>is currently in its 10<sup>th</sup> edition.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Kaplan.</strong></p><p> Sun, 27 Oct 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care 46120 at http://wrvo.org More salt, more problems, says expert Cutting back on sodium means more than just putting down the salt shaker http://wrvo.org/post/cutting-back-sodium-means-more-just-putting-down-salt-shaker <p></p><p><em>Many health professionals recommend eating less salt. But why is too much salt bad for your health? Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO's health and wellness show </em>Take Care<em>, recently spoke with Dr. Norman Kaplan of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, whose textbook on high blood pressure, "Kaplan's Clinical Hypertension," is in its 10th edition</em>.</p><p><em>Lorraine Rapp: So when it enters our system, what actually takes place in the body that causes it to have harmful effects on our blood pressure?</em></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 11:59:26 +0000 WRVO News 46118 at http://wrvo.org Cutting back on sodium means more than just putting down the salt shaker New food co-op in Syracuse brings healthy options to southside neighborhood http://wrvo.org/post/new-food-co-op-syracuse-brings-healthy-options-southside-neighborhood <p></p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 10:01:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 45680 at http://wrvo.org New food co-op in Syracuse brings healthy options to southside neighborhood Looking for healthy food choices at farmers markets http://wrvo.org/post/looking-healthy-food-choices-farmers-markets <p>As more and more people become interested in trying to eat locally produced foods, New York state's farmers markets are also becoming more popular. But how can you make sure what you buy at the farmers market is really healthier than what you might get at the supermarket? Linda Lowen and Lorraine Rapp, hosts of WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care" asked Ben Vitale, who oversees the Central New York Regional Market Authority, a year-round farmers market in Syracuse. Vitale is also a farmer himself. Fri, 24 May 2013 09:42:00 +0000 WRVO News 38340 at http://wrvo.org Oswego Farmer's Market http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-farmers-market <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 16:23:00 +0000 Tim LaMay, Shannon Rosato & Leigh Rusyn 36150 at http://wrvo.org Oswego Farmer's Market Is it worth doing the leg work to track 'food miles'? http://wrvo.org/post/it-worth-doing-leg-work-track-food-miles <p>Here's a catchphrase someone who's been to a farmer's market is probably familiar with: "buy local." And for those who try and follow the mantra closely, you may also be familiar with "food miles," the notion of counting how far your strawberries traveled to land on top of your bowl of Cheerios. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:15:30 +0000 Ryan Delaney 35484 at http://wrvo.org Is it worth doing the leg work to track 'food miles'? New grocery store ends food desert http://wrvo.org/post/new-grocery-store-ends-food-desert <p>A food desert on Syracuse's north side is no more.&nbsp; The grand opening of a TOPS Grocery store means a place to shop in one of the city's most diverse neighborhoods. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 20:36:30 +0000 Ellen Abbott 31956 at http://wrvo.org New grocery store ends food desert Restaurants are serving up more fresh, local ingredients http://wrvo.org/post/restaurants-are-serving-more-fresh-local-ingredients <p>It's a busy Sunday morning at Empire Brewing Company in Syracuse. Behind the line, cooks shout brunch orders and the dining area is filling up with customers. A blues band is setting up for a set, a weekly tradition here.<br><br>Company president David Katleski sits in a big booth near the kitchen. The sounds are like any other busy restaurant, but there's something different going on here. Fri, 17 Aug 2012 13:37:40 +0000 Joanna Richards 24507 at http://wrvo.org Restaurants are serving up more fresh, local ingredients