JWU News

Students Get Wellness Advice + Recharge at the Good Life Expo

From studying and test-taking to finding the elusive work/life balance, college is crammed so full of rapid-fire new experiences that self-care often falls to the bottom of the to-do list. To remedy this, JWU Providence Health Education — in collaboration with multiple university departments, including Human Resources and Counseling Services — holds an annual Good Life Expo to actively engage the greater JWU community around issues of health and wellness.

Topics: Providence Nutrition & Wellness

Doctoring the Menu: Food as Medicine


Clad in a crisp white apron and chef’s hat, Eric Sharer ’08 zips around a gleaming kitchen setting mixing bowls, utensils and ingredients on the island countertop. Butternut squash, cumin, paprika, chickpeas, kale — the foods and spices pile up beside the cutting board as Sharer consults his recipe. “We’re going to make something really fun today,” he tells his aproned co-chef, “using things you typically have on hand at home.”

Topics: Culinary Nutrition Providence Brown University Nutrition & Wellness Academic Collaborations

The Winning Edge: JWU Sports Nutritionists Fuel Pro Athletes

For JWU alumni working in sports nutrition, fueling professional athletes is a high-stakes game. Secret sauces, camo vegetables and fake “fried” chicken are tricks of the trade.

Topics: Providence Denver Nutrition & Wellness Athletics

Denver Students Create World’s Heaviest Vegan Banana Split

Culinary Arts

In late February, 7 JWU Denver culinary nutrition students, under the guidance of Chef Adam Sacks, created and built the World’s Heaviest Vegan Banana Split, a record that will be submitted for an entry in Guinness World Records.

Topics: Culinary Arts Denver Nutrition & Wellness

Brown-JWU Pilot Links Nutrition and Preventive Care


Can teaching medical students how to cook help win the war against the obesity epidemic?

The Providence Journal recently showcased a new pilot program between Johnson & Wales University’s College of Culinary Arts and Brown University’s Alpert Medical School that aims to do just that.

Topics: Providence Brown University Nutrition & Wellness Academic Collaborations

State of the Art with Heart

As Johnson & Wales launches Rhode Island’s first physician assistant program, students learn to practice with a healthy dose of compassion.

Topics: Providence Nutrition & Wellness Physician Assistant Studies