Nutrition Talks

Nutrition Programs

Spring 2018 - NutritionTalks

Are you interested in learning about the latest nutrition “hot” topics?  If so, you are in luck as Nutrition Talks is back for the Spring 2018 Semester!  The Employee Wellness Program is excited to offer a series of informative nutritional talks, all presented by experienced dietitians who teach in the Dietetics Program.  Also, due to our love of food, a light meal will be served at each session!

Cost:  Free!
Registration is required

Intuitive Eating: Making Peace with Food – Tuesday, January 30th  (5:15 – 6:30 PM)
Eat when you’re hungry.  Avoid seeing food as “good” or “bad.”  Attain a healthy weight without counting calories.  It sounds like the best “diet” out there, right?  Except, it’s not a diet – it’s a way of life and well within your grasp!  In this session, you will learn how to apply the basic principles of Intuitive Eating, an eating philosophy based upon respecting one’s body and satisfying physical hunger, to your own life.  You will also learn how to rebuild a healthy body image and make peace with food once and for all.  If you have ever struggled with dieting, binge eating, or your self-image, then you will not want to miss this session!

Location:  Professional building, Room 426

Presenter:  Lily Darbishire, RD, LD

Fueling with Nutrition – Thursday, April 5th  (5:15 – 6:30 PM)
Whether you are a casual exerciser or a competitive athlete, what you eat affects your performance!  Your body needs the right balance of carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals and fluids to fuel your fitness and help you achieve your goals.  In this session, a sports dietitian will teach you the basics of nourishing your body to improve your performance.  Topics to be covered include appropriate timing of meals, weight loss strategies, muscle building tips, and sports supplements (creatine, caffeine, tart cherry, & others). 

Location:  Professional building, Room 426

Presenter:  Natalie Allen, Med, RD, LD

Prediabetes: What’s Happening in My Body? – Tuesday, May 1st  (5:15 – 6:30 PM)
Did you know that close to 54 million American adults (that’s 38% of the population!) suffer from prediabetes?  Prediabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugars are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as Type 2 diabetes.  Come learn about the risk factors for prediabetes and what is happening in the body that leads to these elevated blood sugar levels.  You will also learn what you can do to prevent, delay, and even reverse prediabetes.

Location:  Professional building, Room 432

Presenters:  Amy Hulme, PhD, and Daniela Novotny, MS, RD, LD, CHES

Please register through My Learning Connection:
- Login at My Missouri State.
- Go to the “Profile” tab.
- Click “My Learning Connection” under the Professional Development section.
- 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, if necessary.

Questions?  Contact Ben Hunt at