Roosevelt hosts nutrition event

The Office of Nutrition Services will be hosting its second annual Nutrition Fair tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in room 108 of Roosevelt Hall.

This month, the office has been holding events to celebrate National Nutrition Month.

National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign that occurs annually in March.

The event was created by the American Dietetic Association.

The campaign focuses on the importance of making healthy food choices and developing better eating and physical activity habits.

Registered Dietitian Day, also celebrated in March, increases awareness of registered dietitians. Dietitians are providers of food and nutrition services, and the day recognizes RDs for their commitment to helping people have healthier lives.

Emily Hulscher, a Dietetics student, is involved in the planning.

“This is a way for EMU Dietetics students, as well as the Office of Nutrition Services to promote healthy eating,” Hulscher said.

Hulscher said a number of local businesses will be in attendance to provide samples of tasty yet healthy food. Zingerman’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Beezy’s, and Tower Inn are just a few of restaurants scheduled to attend.

EMU’s own executive chief, Tom Murray, will provide samples of food.

Hulscher said, “I’m personally looking forward to the samples from Earthen Jar, Ann Arbor’s own vegetarian-Indian restaurant.”

A nutrition expert will also be on hand to give advice to anyone seeking to lead a healthier lifestyle.

Free blood-pressure readings will be provided by Snow Health Center and raffle prizes will be given out. Winners receive gift certificates, counseling sessions and other prizes.

Hulscher is hopeful the event will create more awareness of the Office of Nutrition Services.

“I really hope that the event spurs more interest in the services we provide at ONS,” she said. “Many EMU students do not know the office exists. We provide many nutrition services at a very low cost for students. We would love to see more students take advantage of nutrition counseling, BIA service, nutrition analysis and more.”

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