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!

Strategies foHandling Stress and Emotional Eating

Date: Wednesday, September 8th 2021

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Microsoft Teams link to join:  Handling Stress and Emotional Eating

Description: Do you stress eat?  If you get sad, mad, or overwhelmed do you tend to grab food to make you feel better?  Do you lose self-control and find yourself binging on things you shouldn’t?  Or maybe your health goals get put to the sideline as you find yourself eating more fast food, treats, and salty snacks.  Many people stress eat or eat based on their emotions.  It is important to overcome this and not let your emotions get in the way of your health goals.  Join us as we discuss tips and strategies to handle stress and emotional eating.

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 Protein Debate- How much should you be eating and how often?

Date: Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Microsoft Teams link to join: Protein Debate

Description:  You may have heard people say you are not eating enough protein, or you are eating too much protein. You may have heard people state not all protein is equal and that there are good sources and poor sources of protein. Do we absorb it all? Does it matter when you eat the protein? Why is it you are eating protein, but you don’t seem to see an increase in muscle mass? How much protein should you be eating? This and more as we discuss the latest information regarding protein.

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.

 

Caffeine - To drink or not to drink 

Date: Wednesday, November 10th , 2021

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Microsoft Teams link to join: Caffeine

Description: Coffee, tea, energy drinks, oh my! The life of a college student normally means long hours and many all-nighters. As a result, many college students resort to caffeine to help them through their day. With so many people consuming caffeine, the question rises on if it is safe to be drinking caffeine or is it ideal to avoid it altogether. We will be discussing caffeine, what is it, and what it does to the body. By the end of this presentation, you will know if you should be avoiding caffeine or if you can use it in your routine.  

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.