Nutrition Talks

Beyond the Needle

Nutrition Talks

Are you interested in learning about the latest nutrition “hot” topics? If so, then you are in luck as we have some excellent Nutrition Talks planned for the upcoming semester! All Nutrition Talks are free for attendees and are presented by registered dietitians and/or students in the nutrition and dietetics program. 

Cost: Free to Employees! Dependents and Emeritus Staff please email to attend. 

Beyond the Needle:Exploring Injectable Medications for Weight Loss

Date - Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Time - 5:15 - 6:15pm

Location - KMPT 427 (Formerly Professional Building)

Presenters - Daniela Novotny, DHSc, RDN, LD, CHES

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Summary - Medications such as Mounjaro and Ozempic have been all over the internet and social media for their potential in treating obesity. In this presentation, you will learn about the research behind these medications – and others – and how they may be effective for diabetes and weight loss. We will also discuss the pros and cons of the meds in relation to physical and psychological health. Finally, we will overview lifestyle behaviors that can support healthful weight management. A dinner meal will be served at the free session.


Please register using My Learning Connection:

  • Login at My Missouri State.
  • Go to the “Learning and Development” card.
  • Choose “My Learning Connection”.
  • Once there, type Nutrition Talks into the search box at the upper right of the screen.
  • Follow the prompts to checkout and complete payment process


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