Office of Student Life

Student Wellness Center

Fall Nutrition Presentation Series

The fall 2023 nutrition presentation series is below and can be attended by students, faculty and staff. Visit the Presentations and Trainings page for additional nutrition presentations and other Student Wellness Center topics.

Intuitive Eating: 10 Principles for Nourishing a Healthy Relationship with Food

Do you worry about what to eat, feel like you’ve tried one diet after the other, eaten for reasons other than hunger, or struggled to be in tune with and trust what your body needs? This interactive presentation will explore the 10 principles of Intuitive Eating for developing a healthier, positive relationship with food and your body.

Date: Tuesday, September 5

Time: 6-7 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Watch the recording of the Intuitive Eating presentation


Creating Size Acceptance in a World of Weight Stigma

Weight stigma and diet culture are a pervasive issue that affects many people, particularly those in larger bodies. This series is intended for everyone but may be especially helpful for those who have experienced weight stigma and for those who are going into or are part of the health field. This series will explore the following:

  • Week 1: Explore weight stigma and diet culture, their impacts, and the benefits of Health At Every Size® and Intuitive Eating.
  • Week 2: Explore our understanding and beliefs about health and weight, and what the research really reveals.
  • Week 3: Creating size acceptance in institutional spaces.
  • Week 4: Creating size acceptance in interpersonal and intrapersonal spaces.


Day: Thursdays

Time: 3:30 – 4 p.m.

Dates: September 7, 14, 21, 28

Registration is now closed for the September series



Day: Tuesdays

Time: 6-6:30 p.m.

Dates: October 3, 10, 17, 24

Register for the October series



Day: Mondays

Time: 11:30-12 p.m.

Dates: November 6, 13, 20, 27

Registration opens October 6


Weight Loss Drugs: The Bigger Picture

Medications like Ozempic and Wegovy have crashed into the market like a tidal wave that has captured people’s interest and desire for achieving weight loss. This presentation will explain how these weight loss drugs work and their intended use, provide considerations for using these drugs, explore why these drugs have become so popular, and identify the potential health and societal consequences of using these drugs. This presentation is part of Recovery Month and will be recorded and made available in the Nutrition Resources folder.

Date: Friday, September 15 

Time: 1-2 p.m. 

Location: Zoom

FacilitatorsJanele Bayless and Kate Gibbard-Hibbons

Watch the recording of the Weight Loss Drugs presentation


Focus on Food: Nutrition and ADHD

Do you have ADHD and find yourself forgetting to eat, feeling overwhelmed when deciding what to eat, struggling to know what to get at the grocery store, or feeling generally out of control around food? This presentation will address special nutrition considerations for those with ADHD, how appetite suppression from medication can have negative impacts, along with tips and strategies for navigating food to support your nutrition needs. This presentation is part of Recovery Month and will be recorded and made available in the Nutrition Resources folder.

Date: Wednesday, September 20 

Time: 7-8 p.m. 

Location: Zoom 

FacilitatorsJanele Bayless and Erica Butler

Watch the recording of the Nutrition and ADHD presentation


Healthy Eating on a College Budget

Are you constantly grabbing fast food or getting stuck in a rut of eating mac and cheese every day? This presentation will cover ideas and strategies for meal planning and grocery shopping, eating healthy on a budget with quick and convenient options, resources for saving money, and more!

Date: Thursday, October 19

Time:  12-1 p.m.

Location: Zoom 

Facilitators: Janele Bayless and Nick Fowler

Register for the Healthy Eating on a College Budget presentation


Mindful Masculinity: Intuitive Living and Eating for Men

In a world where men's mental health and holistic well-being are crucial and sometimes overlooked, this interactive learning session dives into the realm of mindful masculinity. Join us as we explore how the principles of intuitive living and eating can be harnessed to benefit mental wellness, healthy relationships with food, and promote positive body image. In this thought-provoking workshop, we will delve into the challenges that men face in navigating societal expectations and the impact these can have. We will debunk myths surrounding health and body weight, shedding light on the harmful effects of diet culture on well-being. By promoting awareness of weight stigma, we aim to empower men to challenge these biases and embrace body respect. This is an opportunity to engage in open dialogue to share and listen to other’s life experiences. This event is part of Movember, an awareness month about men’s physical and mental health issues.

Date: Tuesday, November 7

Time: 6-7 p.m.

Location: Zoom

FacilitatorsJanele Bayless and Jake Gorham (Master of Dietetics and Nutrition)

Register for the Mindful Masculinity presentation