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Southcoast Hospitals' Chief Dietitian Beth Winthrop, RD, appears on WSAR-AM 1480 radio at 8:15 a.m. the last Thursday of every month speaking on healthy eating.

Below are helpful links from recent shows.




Beth Winthrop, RD

Beth Winthrop is the Chief Dietitian for the three Southcoast hospitals. She joined Southcoast in 1984 after completing her BS degree at Cornell, MS at Tufts and internship at Tufts-New England Medical Center. Winthrop supervises the clinical dietitians, dietitians working in out-patient settings, and the Southcoast/Sodexho dietetic internship program. She is a certified Nutrition Support dietitian and has recently been recognized as 2002 Clinical Nutrition Manager of the year for Sodexho and as outstanding dietitian of the year by the Rhode Island Dietetic Association.

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October 27, 2011

Topic: Healthy Halloween treats & fall fruits and vegetables


October 6, 2011

Topic: Healthy Dining New Bedford


August 25, 2011

Topic: Back to school with healthy lunchboxes


July 28, 2011

Topic: Health benefits of tomatoes


June 30, 2011

Topic: Strawberry Picking & Health Benefits of Strawberries


June 9, 2011 (Special Video Edition)

Topic: Healthy Grilling


May 26, 2011

Topic: Healthy Grilling


April 28, 2011

Topic: New guidelines for lowering salt and sodium in the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans


March 31, 2011

Topic: New home food safety recommendations that are part of the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans


February 24, 2011

Topic: National Nutrition Month in March: The theme is "eating right with color"


January 27, 2011

Topic: Heart Healthy Soup Recipes / Heart Healthy New Year Tips


December 16, 2010

Topic: Healthy holiday eating / Avoiding weight gain


November 18, 2010

Topic: Healthy holiday meals


October 28, 2010

Topic: Healthy Halloween treats & fall fruits and vegetables


September 30, 2010

Topic: All about apples


August 26, 2010

Topic: Back-to-school, packing lunches and changes in family routine


July 29, 2010

Topic: Hydration and fun low-cal beverages


June 24, 2010

Topic: Vitamin D & Bone Health


May 27, 2010

Topic: Grilling & BBQ food safety


May 6, 2010

Topic: Stroke awareness and prevention


March 25, 2010

Topic: Childhood obesity

    Let's Move! from the White House & First Lady Michelle Obama


February 25, 2010

Topic: The Keys to a Healthful Diet


January 28, 2010

Topic: Healthy Dining


December 31, 2009

Topic: New Year's Resolutions


November 19, 2009

Topic: Thanksgiving food safety; Optifast


October 29, 2009

Topic: 25 Healthy Snacks for Kids


October 3, 2009

Topic: Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention


July 30, 2009

Topic: Diet and cancer prevention / Vitamin and mineral supplements


June 25, 2009

Topic: "Men's Health Month" / Strawberries


May 28, 2009

Topic: Fruits & Veggies Matter


May 7, 2009

Topic: PAD (peripheral artery disease)

Topic: Home food safety


March 26, 2009

Topic: Food Allergies


February 26, 2009

Topic: National Nutrition Month


October 31, 2008

Topic: Healthy Halloween recipes


September 25, 2008

Topic: How not to gain weight when you quit smoking


August 28, 2008

Topic: Back to school lunches


July 31, 2008

Topic: Money-saving tips for food


April 24, 2008

Topic: Vegetarian diets


March 27, 2008

Topic: 20th Annual American Diabetes Alert Day


February 28, 2008

Topic: National Nutrition Month & the first annual National Dietitian Day


January 31, 2008

Topic: Women and heart disease


December 27, 2007

Topic: New Year's resolutions


November 29, 2007

Topic: Healthy holiday eating


October 25, 2007

Topic: Small steps for kids


August 30, 2007

Topic: Back to school lunches


July 26, 2007

Topic: Water: How much should you drink every day?


June 28, 2007

Topic: Healthy nutrition and physical activity for kids during the summer


May 31, 2007

Topic: BBQ food safety & suggestions for spring cleaning the kitchen


April 26, 2007

Topic: Older Americans: Making Choices for a Healthier Future


March 29, 2007

Topic: How nutrition helps control diabetes and hypertension: Two major risk factors for kidney failure


February 22, 2007

Topic: FAD FREE for National Nutrition Month


January 4, 2007

Topic: Small steps to keeping your New Year's Resolution

Topic: Celiac Disease Awareness
November 30, 2006

Topic: GERD Awareness Week


October 26, 2006

Topic: Halloween Safety


September 28, 2006

Topic: National Food Safety Education Month


August 24, 2006

Topic: The healthy lunchbox / The importance of breakfast and family meal times


July 27, 2006

Topic: Summertime food safety


June 29, 2006

Topic: FDA Keystone Forum Report on Away-From-Home Foods


May 25, 2006

Topic: Building Strong Bones for Kids


April 27, 2006

Topic: Sugar Substitutes


March 23, 2006

Topic: Dietary Supplements


February 23, 2006

Topic: Inexpensive ways to include vegetables and fruits in the Winter months

    Cabbage Recipes from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services


January 26, 2006

Topic: New food labeling laws


December 29, 2005

Topic: Healthy eating over the holidays


October 27, 2005

Topic: Halloween and preventing weight gain during the holidays


September 29, 2005

Topic: Preparing to have safe food and water in an emergency


August 25, 2005

Topic: Healthy school lunches


July 28, 2005

Topic: Summer food safety


June 30, 2005

Topic: Importance of drinking fluids in the hot weather


May 26, 2005

Topic: Community supported agriculture & local farmers markets


April 28, 2005

Topic: The New Food Pyramid


March 31, 2005

Topic: Fast Foods ~ Best choices and other thoughts for "meals on the go"


February 24, 2005

Topic: Dietary measures to help prevent stroke


January 27, 2005

Topic: Women & Heart Disease


January 7, 2005

Topic: New Year's Resolutions


November 18, 2004

Topic: Healthy Holidays


October 28, 2004

Topic: Healthy Halloween


September 2, 2004

Topic: Healthy Back to School Lunches


July 29, 2004

Topic: Heart Healthy Summer Food & Activity Choices for Kids


June 24, 2004

Topic: Low-fat Dairy Products


May 27, 2004

Topic: Local Farmer's Markets


April 29, 2004

Topic: Cholesterol


February 26, 2004

Topic: National Nutrition Month


January 29, 2004

Topic: Starting the Year Off Right: Resolve to eat better and keep elders safe with an emergency food shelf


December 18, 2003

Topic: Avoid Holiday Overeating


October 30, 2003

Topic: Nutrition & Diabetes


September 25, 2003

Topic: Pediatric Obesity


August 28, 2003

Topic: Nutrition & Eye Health


July 24, 2003

Topic: Fruits and vegetables from local farms



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