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WKU Health Services : Fireside Chat Series

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Fireside Chat is a nutrition series developed to meet the nutritional needs of students sponsored by WKU Health Services, WKU Restaurant & Catering Group, and WellU. Students gather around the fireplace in the lobby of WKU Health Services for a casual discussion about maintaining nutritious eating habits led by the Registered Dietitian for WKU Restaurant and Catering while enjoying a healthy snack and cup of hot chocolate. This series occurs October through February.


Meet and ask the WKU Registered Dietitian questions.

Get tips for eating healthy on campus.

Learn nutritious options for eating on the run.

Discover how to shop for groceries on a budget.

Get the scoop on the latest dieting trends.

Become a more knowledgeable consumer.

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This program is free to WKU students.

All sessions are in Health Services Lobby on MONDAYS, from 6 to 7 pm.

Fireside Chat Dates 2013-2014 School Year:

Date Chat Topic Description
October 7th Healthy Campus Options Get tips for making better choices when eating on-campus and locating some of the best bets for finding a healthy meal.
October 21st Digesting the Day:  Daily Habits in a Busy College Schedule Different students, different schedules. Learn the nutritional do's and don'ts of typical student lifestyles and how to improve them.
November 4th The Hidden Truths About "Healthier" Foods If it's low-fat or reduced-sugar, it must be healthier, right? Not always. Get the facts on food labels and products that might not be living up to your expectations.
November 18th Groceries on a Budget Learn to get the most bang for your buck at your next trip to the grocery store with tips for choosing, buying, and storing healthier foods.
February 3rd The Craze with Diet Trends What's the story with all these detox diets, juice cleanses, and supplements? Get the facts as we break down what's trendy in the diet world.
February 17th Getting Food to "Work-out" for You:  A Healthy Balance of Food & Fitness Eating right and working out aren't just for health nuts and buff athletes. We'll approach nutrition and exercise from a balanced perspective to find goals that are right for you.
 March 3rd  Restaurant Tricks of the Trade Spotting those sneaky salads and other foods that aren't as "light" as they seem can be tough. Play "This or That" with us and learn what to look for and what to avoid the next time you eat out.






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