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Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center Nutrition

Regularly eating the right amount and kinds of foods is an important part of an overall healthy lifestyle. Whether you are seeking personalized nutrition coaching, tips on healthy eating, or seeking to gain or enhance cooking skills, the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center has something for you.


Contact Us:

Marilyn C. Holmes, MS, RDN, LDN

Spring 2017 Nutrition Programs:

Nutrition Minute: 

Nutrition Minute is held once a week at the VRWC that offers quick tips and free samples of nutritious food that help maintain healthy eating habits.

Upcoming Events:
Shake it up on Saint Patrick’s Day
Thursday, March 16 4-5 PM
Go healthy with this tasty green smoothie on Saint Patrick’s Day or any day!

Four Metabolism Myths and Facts
Thursday March 30, 4 – 5PM
Celebrate March National Nutrition Month. Stop by and check out a few of the myths versus facts about metabolism while enjoying a tasty treat prepared by the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center’s registered dietitian and dietetic interns.

Smart Smoothies: Building a Healthy Blend
Wednesday April 5, 5 – 6PM
Smoothies can be packed with nutrients and a great way to refuel, or they can be loaded with sugar and more closely resemble a fruity milkshake. Come learn how to build your smoothie and give your body the nourishment it needs!


Nutrition for Peak Performance:

Wondering what to eat before a competition that lasts all day? Do you want to know how to recover faster after a tough workout? Schedule a presentation for your club sports team with a Registered Dietitian to learn about fueling cutting edge athletic performance through nutrition.

The Recreation and Wellness Center provides team presentations based on your group’s needs, interests, and schedule. We can tailor messages to what your group is most interested in. Topics can highlight the following:

  • Pre and post workout foods
  • Healthier snack ideas
  • Eating on the road
  • Supplement use
  • Maximizing calories on a campus meal plan

Please contact Marilyn Holmes to schedule a team presentation. 

If you're interested in meeting one-on-on with a Registered Dietitian for an individualized nutrition plan, check out Personalized Nutrition Coaching