‘HealthyU at PhilaU’ October Lunch and Learn Series

Each month, the Lunch and Learn Series will contain exciting, educational discussions addressing various health-related topics based on national health observances. All wellness workshops are open to the University community and will take place in The Gallagher Center PE Classroom.

Whether you would like to participate for PE credit (counts as one wellness class for registered PE Rec. and Wellness students) or for your own personal health and wellness interest, please join faculty, staff and students for outstanding presentations, and some healthy snacks too!

If you wish to participate, please email Rhonda Davis, director of Fitness and Wellness, at davisr@PhilaU.edu with your name and which of the following sessions you plan to attend.

Diet Myths and Fads
Monday, Oct. 11 from Noon to 12:45 p.m.

We are often overwhelmed with a barrage of information on new diets and diet products. In this presentation, we will explore the basic concepts of dieting and weight loss and look at the latest research on several new diets and weight-loss methods. Matt Dane Baker, professor and dean of the School of Science and Health, will share his research and knowledge on this hot topic.

Eating Vegetarian On and Off Campus
Wednesday, Oct. 13 from Noon to 12:45 p.m.
Enjoy light vegetarian refreshments while learning more about this topic. Janet K. Little, MPH, RD, LDN, clinical dietitian at Cura Hospitality, will facilitate the workshop.

Helping a Friend: Understanding Depression and Anxiety 
Wednesday, Oct. 20 from Noon to 12:45 p.m.

This workshop will include a 17-minute video, and the remainder of the workshop will be interactive group work on how to help a friend who may be suffering with depression or anxiety. Adam Ferst will lead this important learning experience.

Understanding Domestic Violence
Wednesday, Oct. 27 from Noon to 12:45 p.m.

Why do people stay in unhealthy and often violent relationships? What are some of challenges for domestic violence survivors in their community and families? These are some of the topics we will examine as a group while discussing domestic violence from a feminist perspective. In honor of Domestic Violence Month, this roundtable Lunch and Learn event will help participants understand some of the issues related to domestic violence. Regan Brunetti, administrative assistant of the Midwifery Institute at Philadelphia University, will help us understand this all-too-familiar occurring topic.

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