Nutrition Services

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Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learn Series:

March 9:   Beans, Greens, and Magical Fruit
Please join Registered Dietitian Debra Petitpain from 12:15pm - 12:45pm, on Wednesday, March 9 in the Library room 102 for her presentation, Beans, Greens and Magical Fruit. Come learn about the many benefits of a plant-based diet, how to meet protein, calcium and iron needs using beans, greens and magical fruits, and ways to include more of these foods in a healthy diet.

Bring your own lunch, a sampling of Mediterranean Eggplant Soup, which will be the featured item for Meatless Monday on March 14, will be provided complements of SODEXO. Space is limited so RSVP today at

March 23:Looking Beyond the Salt Shaker

Did you know the average person consumes about 3,400 milligrams of sodium (salt) per day?  Lowering your salt intake can have major health benefits. Studies have shown that a reduced sodium intake can lower blood pressure, prevent hypertension, can help control hypertension, and can prevent cardiovascular disease.  Come learn where you may be getting hidden salt in your diet and about ways to cut back on salt to improve your health. Presented by Lisa Hanhauser and Sara Hendrix MUSC clinical dietitians on Wednesday, March 23 from 12:15-12:45 in the Education Library room EL 102. Space is limited so RSVP today to

March 30: The Power of Produce

Please join Registered Dietitian Amy Mendez on Wednesday, March 30th for our final lunch and learn session, The Power of Produce. Learn about how a diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables can lead to a brighter future. Potential benefits associated with eating more fruits and vegetables such as reducing your risk of chronic disease is only the beginning as Amy will discuss in her presentation to be held in the Education Library room 102 from 12:15pm – 12:45pm.

Bring your own lunch, fresh fruit provided by SODEXO. Space is limited so RSVP today to Lauri Barnes at


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