The Nutrition Center staff and students put their many years of experience to work by presenting engaging, informative talks to all audiences and age groups. The following presentations are available at our site or yours.
From young girls to middle age male athletes, many people are affected by a poor body image, which may lead to poor food choices. We will help you understand the many issues involved, including weight, activity, hunger, fullness, and mindful eating, while using class activities to improve body image.
Eating Healthfully on a Budget
Everyone seems to be counting their pennies these days, and wholesome food is often the first to be cut. However, it is possible to eat well without spending a lot! In this presentation, we will help you plan meals and steer your way through the grocery store, teaching you how to make good choices throughout the 3 Ps: planning, purchasing, and preparing.
Many people today are interested in minimizing their gluten intake or completely removing gluten from their diet; however, there are some misconceptions about when a gluten-free diet is appropriate. We can help you understand the differences between Celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and gluten sensitivity and how to decide if a gluten-free diet is right for you. If needed, we will teach you how to eliminate gluten while still enjoying food and staying healthy.
Holidays are a time for celebrating with family and friends, but they can provide many challenges, especially if you are trying to maintain a healthy eating plan. We can help you navigate holiday eating with nutrition tips, recipe substitution ideas, flavorful recipes, and mindful eating practices.
Heart Healthy Nutrition
With heart disease topping the list of preventable causes of death in the U.S., it makes sense to become informed on how to avoid or manage high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and other related issues. We will talk about easy everyday changes you can make in your meals and snacks that will leave you feeling better, and arm you with a toolkit of resources and recipes.
Making and Keeping Resolutions
How long do your resolutions usually last? If the answer to this question is not what you desire, then we can help you change that. We will teach you how to create smart nutrition goals that are realistic, attainable, and successful, and we will help you plan ahead for success. Suggestions for nutrition and lifestyle resolutions will be included.
What is the secret behind the Mediterranean Diet? Instead of highlighting forbidden foods, this lifestyle approach emphasizes foods you can have – foods that are fresh, healthful, and satisfying. In this presentation, find out why natives of the Mediterranean region have lower disease risks, and learn how to eat like them with practical tips and recipes.
Meals Made Easy
From planning to storage, learn some new techniques to make preparing more homemade meals easier than ever. We will provide the tools you need to get organized, go shopping, prepare and store healthy meals, and even re-purpose your leftovers. If you are always on-the-go and find making meals at home difficult, this class will ease your stress and get you well on your way to more delicious, home cooked meals.
Metabolism & Diet
Why does it seem that some people can eat anything and not gain weight, while others diet but still can’t lose? Learn the answers as we define metabolism, explore the effects of age and exercise, and examine the potential of popular natural metabolism boosters. This presentation will help identify the best eating patterns and styles to help optimize your metabolic rate.
Discover how to really understand and apply the Dietary Guidelines and Choose My Plate! Research shows that eating well can improve your mood, energy level, weight and health. We will translate the jargon into meal planning, eating, and cooking tips that are practical and inexpensive. Your questions about portion sizes, meal timing, and nutrients will be answered in a fun, interactive way.
Nutrition for Seniors
Do senior adults need to eat differently than younger adults? We will explore this question and teach you about healthy eating, nutrient requirements, special diets, fiber recommendations, and fluid and hydration needs. It is never too late to reduce your risk of chronic disease and improve how you feel today!
Nutrition Tips for Busy Professionals
Fitting in healthful meals and snacks is a challenge, but especially so when you are trying to balance work with family, friends, or other commitments. We walk you through tips for planning ahead, starting new habits, and incorporating a variety of beneficial foods to give you more energy and concentration on the job. We also explore supplements, weight issues, and dieting.
If you need help choosing healthful items in the grocery store or making your favorite recipes healthier, this presentation is for you. You can improve your wellbeing by making nutritious food substitutions, using alternative cooking techniques, and managing portion sizes without sacrificing taste or enjoyment. Handouts will include a grocery store guide and savvy substitution recommendations.
Science vs. Fiction
Which is better, a low carbohydrate diet or a low fat diet? Which foods will increase your metabolism or decrease your cancer risk? With all the conflicting information out there, it can seem impossible to sort the facts from the fiction, so we do it for you! This presentation looks at popular claims and the science (or lack of science) behind them.
Snacks can have many benefits, but with an abundance of processed foods available, healthy snacking can become a challenge. Find out how you can snack smartly to provide the nutrients your body needs, maintain energy between meals, and prevent overeating at your next meal. Learn what constitutes healthful snacks, how to create them, and how to cultivate a healthy eating environment.
Sports Nutrition For the Recreational Athlete
For the recreational athlete who wants to improve their performance, we will help you navigate information about sports nutrition, eating a well-balanced diet, and proper hydration. You will leave with ideas for high energy snacks and fueling options for before, during, and after exercise. Handouts will include tips and tricks and easy snacks for when you are on-the-go!
Stress and Nutrition
Do you reach for carbs, sugar or salt when you are stressed out? Stress can impact what you eat, when you eat, and how much you eat. If stress is a major factor in your life, learn to better identify, understand and manage it, while exploring its impact on your eating habits. We address hunger and fullness cues, emotional eating triggers, coping mechanisms, healthful food choices, and mindful eating!
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