Food For Thought

Free wellness info sessions

Sessions are on Wednesdays from noon - 1 pm and are open to anyone. Presentations will be held virtually via TEAMS Live. Log in and enjoy some great informational content on relevant topics in exercise, nutrition, and wellness!

The Gut-Brain Connection: How Food Affects your Brain

Date: Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Microsoft Teams link to join: The Gut-Brain Connection

Description: Have you ever wondered if the food you are eating is affecting your brain.  Can certain foods cause mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and poor cognition, or can we use food to help fight these problems?  Come learn the gut-brain connection, and how the foods you eat affect your brain. 

Presented by: Stacie Ellis, MS, RDN, LD, is the Registered Dietitian at the University of Texas at Arlington, where she provides nutrition consultations and education for the students and staff on campus. Stacie served as a consulting dietitian for Wellness Concepts, Health Fairs Direct, In House Physicians, Vitafive, Just Train (a celebrity personal trainer), and Texas Health and Texas General Hospitals. She has been interviewed with Women’s Health Magazine, The Oak Cliff Documentary, and Texas Metro News. She is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Nutrition with a minor in Kinesiology at Texas Woman's University. Her dissertation involves comparing a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet to a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet on performance in dancers. She currently a Graduate Teaching Assistant at TWU teaching the Food Prep Labs. Stacie also completed the Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management Program on June 4-6, 2015.

 

 

The Mediterranean Diet: What's the Hype all about?

Date: Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Microsoft Teams link to join: Mediterranean Diet

Description: The Mediterranean diet has gained much popularity due to the abundance of research that states it is one of the healthiest diets.  Many people get excited about the red wine and olive oil but are not clear on the rest of the diet.  For example, have you ever heard that some of the countries in the Mediterranean ate snails?  Also, the usage of fasting from certain foods appears to be a common practice.  Join us as we discuss this diet, its benefits, and some of the interesting facts that make this diet stand out from others, making it one of the healthiest diets to consume.

Presented by: Stacie Ellis, MS, RDN, LD, is the Registered Dietitian at the University of Texas at Arlington, where she provides nutrition consultations and education for the students and staff on campus. Stacie served as a consulting dietitian for Wellness Concepts, Health Fairs Direct, In House Physicians, Vitafive, Just Train (a celebrity personal trainer), and Texas Health and Texas General Hospitals. She has been interviewed with Women’s Health Magazine, The Oak Cliff Documentary, and Texas Metro News. She is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Nutrition with a minor in Kinesiology at Texas Woman's University. Her dissertation involves comparing a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet to a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet on performance in dancers. She currently a Graduate Teaching Assistant at TWU teaching the Food Prep Labs. Stacie also completed the Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management Program on June 4-6, 2015.

 

 

The Carbohydrate Debate: Do carbohydrates cause weight gain and should we limit them?

 

Date: Wednesday, April 6th, 2022

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Microsoft Teams link to join: Carbohydrate Debate

Description: There has been a rise in people advocating for low carbohydrate diets to aid in weight loss, which leads to the question of whether carbohydrates are the real culprit for our weight gain.  Many Americans consume at least 50% of their diet from carbohydrates,  could this be the reason for the obesity epidemic, or are there other factors that may play a bigger role in the problem.  Join us as we discuss the effects of carbohydrates on your weight and finally get the answer on whether or not you should be limiting your carbohydrates.

Presented by: Stacie Ellis, MS, RDN, LD, is the Registered Dietitian at the University of Texas at Arlington, where she provides nutrition consultations and education for the students and staff on campus. Stacie served as a consulting dietitian for Wellness Concepts, Health Fairs Direct, In House Physicians, Vitafive, Just Train (a celebrity personal trainer), and Texas Health and Texas General Hospitals. She has been interviewed with Women’s Health Magazine, The Oak Cliff Documentary, and Texas Metro News. She is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Nutrition with a minor in Kinesiology at Texas Woman's University. Her dissertation involves comparing a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet to a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet on performance in dancers. She currently a Graduate Teaching Assistant at TWU teaching the Food Prep Labs. Stacie also completed the Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management Program on June 4-6, 2015.