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Health and Wellness - Nutrition Program Descriptions

Hot Topics in Nutrition

Date: 2/6 - 3/13             Time:  6:00 p.m. -  7:30 p.m.

Room: 350M                          Contact Hr:     9

CEW 21352                           Fee:  $87

Instructor: Tracey Soulia, Registered Dietician


Course Description: What are "super foods"? What are Omega 3's and what's the difference between different saturated fat, trans fats, etc? What does it mean to eat "heart healthy"? And what is with all of these new fad diets? As consumers, what should we trust and how do we sort through all of these and other "buzz words" that we hear on a daily basis? Join Registered Dietician, Tracey Soulia, to explore nutrition topics that YOU want to know about. At the first class, students will select topics they are interested in learning about, which will drive the topics of the course. Come pick the brain of a qualified dietician who can help you sort out some of the "hot topics" in nutrition and get you on the right track to stay healthy and eat right. Possible topics may include superfoods, how eating affects aging, types of fats and how they affect the body, vitamins and minerals - pills vs. foods, eating heart healthy, popular diets - what works, what doesn't and WHY, and MUCH much more. 

Students should bring their questions and ideas and a writing utensil.


Consider a Vegetarian or Vegan Diet for 2013

Date: 3/25             Time:  5:30 p.m. -  8:30 p.m.

Room: 125OWS                                 Contact Hr:     2.5

CEW 21366                           Fee:  $20

Instructor: Kelli Rodriguez


Course Description: Have you been considering a vegetarian or vegan diet? Or are you in the market for something a little simpler, such as “Meatless Mondays”?  In this workshop, we will discuss the research on the health, environmental and animal welfare benefits of a vegetarian/vegan diet. We will watch part of a popular documentary that takes an unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry. This is a great opportunity to meet other people who have similar concerns about what they are putting into their bodies. This will be an informative evening with lively discussion and support. 

You will leave the workshop with a variety of nutritious and delicious recipes as well as instructions on how to get a Vegetarian/Vegan starter kit.


Intro to Mindfulness Meditation

Date: 3/6 - 3/27             Time:  5:00 p.m. -  6:30 p.m.

Room: 217H                           Contact Hr:     6

CEW 21357                           Fee:  $55

Instructor: Luis Sierra


Course Description: This four-week series of classes is a basic introduction to mindfulness practices.  These offer a way of being fully aware of the present moment as it unfolds, tuning into our breath, body, mind and heart, gradually cultivating greater understanding.  We learn to take time for ourselves, learning how to relate differently to the stream of constant doing which characterizes most of our lives and often leads to imbalance and illness.  Each week will introduce and explore different mindfulness practices including: body scan, breath awareness, eating meditation, walking meditation, loving kindness meditation and more. 

School Lunches Your Kids Will Actually EAT! (and it's good for them!)

Date: 4/6              Time:  12:00 p.m. -  2:30 p.m.

Room: 340M                          Contact Hr:     2.5

CEW 21355                           Fee:  $20

Instructor: Willow Nolland


Course Description: Feeding your family healthy snacks and lunches can be challenging. Sometimes, it seems easier to just buy pre-packaged, processed foods.  Unfortunately, these foods aren’t good for your wallet or your overall health.  In this workshop you will learn how to shop for and prepare healthy snacks and lunches for your family.  

You may even leave with a few samples!


Making Homemade Baby Food

Date: 2/9               Time:  11:30 a.m. -  2:30 p.m.

Room: 340M                          Contact Hr:     3

CEW 21354                           Fee:  $25

Instructor: Willow Nolland


Course Description: Stop spending money on processed, pre-packaged baby food.  It’s fun and easy to make your own baby food not to mention it can take less time than it takes to go to the grocery store!  Students will make baby food from scratch and learn how to store it in large batches.  We will also learn how to make other infant and toddler snacks. 


Students will get recipes and samples to take home. 


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