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Food For Thought

All sessions are free and are on Wednesdays from noon - 1 p.m. and held in the MAC. You’re welcome to bring a lunch and enjoy each class on its own or attend as many as you would like. 

Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Location: MAC 213 (Upstairs Classroom)

Presentation Title:  “What is Airrosti?”

Presentation Description:

Is pain holding you back? Come discover Airrosti.

If you’re suffering from pain or unresolved injuries, we invite you to come learn how Airrosti can help. At Airrosti, we focus on identifying the root cause of our patients’ pain, and then resolving that pain as quickly as possible – in average of just 3 VISITS (based on patient-reported outcomes.) Come see why some of your co-workers can’t stop talking about the Airrosti difference!

Presenter(s) Bio:

Michelle Ardoin serves as Vice President of Business Development for Airrosti and is responsible for partnerships with employers, consultants and carriers to help reduce musculoskeletal claims costs.  Michelle used to practice as a licensed Occupational Therapist, specializing in traumatic brain injury, and continues her passion for patient care through educating patients about Airrosti's evidenced-based treatment. 

Dr. Sarah Rothgeb is an Airrosti Certified Provider currently practicing in Mansfield, TX. A native of Long Grove, IA, Dr. Rothgeb graduated from University of Iowa and went on to earn her Masters and Doctorate degrees from Western Illinois University and Palmer College of Chiropractic respectively. Dr. Rothgeb is a fitness enthusiast and dog lover, and she is dedicated to positively impacting the life of every patient she treats.


Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Location: MAC 213 (Upstairs Classroom)

 Presentation Title:  Building a Performance Plate—How to succeed in building an energy-packed, nutritious meal.

Description:  Building a healthy plate at each meal is sometimes a challenge, because you may not know if your meals are consisting of the correct combination of foods.  Whether you eat your meals at the dining facility or at home, each and every meal you consume during the day should be considered an essential part of your training regimen.  Come learn how to eat properly to fuel you through workouts and promote optimal recovery afterwards.  We will discuss strategies to optimize your energy levels, hydration status; and give general recommendations on how to build a healthy “performance plate” that aligns with your level of training.

Presenter Bio: Allison Dominguez MS, RD, LD is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian who provides nutrition counseling for students, faculty and staff through the Department of Campus Recreation at the MAC.  With over 4 years of experience, Allison has worked in a wide variety of settings and supported many different types of clients. She has helped people manage chronic illnesses, build strength and muscle, as well as lose weight.  Her objective is to help clients become the best version of themselves nutritionally.


Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Location: MAC 213 (Upstairs Classroom)

Presentation Title:  Diabetes Prevention: A GAME PLAN for World Health Day!

Description:  Diabetes prevention is proven, possible, and powerful. Studies endorsed by the National Institutes of Health such as the Diabetes Prevention Program show that people at high risk for diabetes can prevent or delay the onset of the disease by losing 5 to 7 percent of their weight, if they are overweight—that's 10 to 14 pounds for a 200-pound person. 

Have you wondered or possibly been told that you are at risk for developing diabetes or that you have prediabetes? What about your friends or your family members?  Join this engaging, interactive presentation on April 6, 2016 and learn how YOU can take one small step via social media to promote two SIMPLE protective behaviors with the people you care about on April 7, 2016, World Health Day! Come celebrate health and wellness as we work together to prevent diabetes and promote health and wellness the UTA Maverick Way!

Presenter Bio: Becky Garner, DrPH, CPH earned a MS in Exercise Science (2010) and most recently a doctoral degree in Public Health at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, TX.  While earning a doctoral degree, she served as a research assistant for the Better Me Within Diabetes Prevention Program, a five year NIH-funded project. She is a faculty member in the UTA Department of Kinesiology and married to Doug Garner, coach of the UTA Movin Mavs Wheelchair Basketball Team.