Regularly eating the right amount and kinds of foods is an important part of an overall healthy lifestyle. Whether you are seeking personalized nutrition coaching, tips on healthy eating, or seeking to gain or enhance cooking skills, the Rec has something for you.
Nutrition Minute is held once a week at The Rec in the main entrance and offers quick tips and free samples of nutritious food to help support healthy eating habits. Open to all!
Are All Sugars Created Equal?
Thursday July 26 | 11 a.m. – Noon
Added sugars verses sugars naturally occurring in foods, what are the differences and how do these differences impact the quality of your overall eating? Stop by this interactive station for information intended to help guide you in use of sugar in daily eating.
Healthy Eating Web Surfing
Wednesday August 1 | 2-3 p.m.
Not all information on the web can be trusted sources for reliable information and nutrition information is no exception. Stop by this nutrition station for tips on how to identify reliable sources of nutrition information.
Wondering what to eat before a competition that lasts all day? Do you want to know how to recover faster after a tough workout? Schedule a presentation for your club sports team with a registered dietitian to learn about fueling cutting edge athletic performance through nutrition.
The Rec provides team presentations based on your group’s needs, interests, and schedule. We can tailor messages to what your group is most interested in. Topics can highlight the following:
- Pre and post workout foods
- Healthier snack ideas
- Eating on the road
- Supplement use
- Maximizing calories on a campus meal plan
Please contact Marilyn Holmes to schedule a team presentation.
First hour session $90
Follow-up sessions (limit two 30 minute sessions) $45 each session
Who conducts the counseling sessions?
Marilyn Holmes, a registered dietitian at the Rec, facilitates counseling sessions along with Vanderbilt dietetic interns who have been trained in nutrition coaching.
Topics available for discussion:
- Weight loss
- Weight gain
- Sports nutrition
- Maintaining energy
- Meal planning
- Dining out
- Healthy eating on campus
- Vegetarian/vegan diet
- Eating smart
- Healthy cooking
What to expect:
Nutrition coaching participants can expect to meet with a coach for a minimum of two sessions and a maximum of three sessions per topic. The initial appointment is one hour and following appointments are 30 minutes.
The nutrition coach will help you complete a personalized road map to healthy living by empowering you to make lifestyle changes that interest YOU.
Vandy Cooks healthy cooking demonstrations are offered in The Rec’s teaching kitchen and provided by the Rec and Health Plus. Demonstrations are free, open to all and led by Vanderbilt's celebrated chefs, registered dietitians, and expert guests. Tasty samples and recipes with nutrition analysis are provided at each session.
Healthy Appetizers with Beef
*More events coming soon!
Marilyn C. Holmes, MS, RDN, LDN