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 Rec has something for you.
Nutrition Minute is held once a week at The Rec in the main entrance and offers quick tips and free samples of nutritious food to help support healthy eating habits. Open to all!
The Rec 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.
First-hour session $90
Follow-up sessions (limit two 30 minute sessions) $45 each session
Who conducts the counseling sessions?
Marilyn Holmes, a registered dietitian at the Rec, facilitates counseling sessions along with Vanderbilt dietetic interns who have been trained in nutrition coaching.
Topics available for discussion:
- Weight loss
- Weight gain
- Sports nutrition
- Maintaining energy
- Meal planning
- Dining out
- Healthy eating on campus
- Vegetarian/vegan diet
- Eating smart
- Healthy cooking
What to expect:
Nutrition coaching participants can expect to meet with a coach for a minimum of two sessions and a maximum of three sessions per topic. The initial appointment is one hour and following appointments are 30 minutes.
The nutrition coach will help you complete a personalized road map to healthy living by empowering you to make lifestyle changes that interest YOU.
Vandy Cooks healthy cooking demonstrations are offered in The Rec’s teaching kitchen and provided by the Rec and Health Plus. Demonstrations are free, open to all and led by Vanderbilt's celebrated chefs, registered dietitians, and expert guests. Tasty samples and recipes with nutrition analysis are provided at each session.
Vandy Cooks – Eating Right for a Good Night’s Sleep
The Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center and Health Plus present:
Vandy Cooks with Karman Meyer, Registered Dietitian and Author
Friday, June 7, Noon - 1 p.m.
Join Karman Meyer, Registered Dietitian and author of the newly published book Eat To Sleep, as she discusses how the food we eat can impact our sleep and shares two simple recipes featuring sleep-benefiting foods you should be eating regularly. Whether you have the occasional night of insomnia or if you’ve suffered from restless sleep for years, Eat To Sleep will provide you with natural sleep solutions, what to eat, and when to eat it for a good night’s sleep. This Vandy Cooks will be held Friday, June 7 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center’s teaching kitchen. A book signing will follow the demonstration and books will be available for purchase on-site or can be purchased in advance online at Barnes & Noble or Amazon.
Karman is a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist based in Nashville. She is Director of Communications for the Tennessee Beef Industry Council. Teaching people easy ways to implement healthy changes into their lifestyle is her passion! Karman is an experienced recipe developer, nutrition writer, public speaker, and has worked in the food industry for over 10 years.
For more information, contact Marilyn Holmes: email@example.com (615) 343-2638