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MTSU offers free, tasty nutrition advice and coach...

MTSU offers free, tasty nutrition advice and coaching from budding dieticians

Fresh vegetables sit on the shelves of the commissary at the U.S. Army’s Camp Zama, Japan, during a 2017 Healthy Lifestyles event in this file photo. MTSU dietetics students are providing free personalized nutrition counseling for the community each Thursday through April 19. (U.S. Army photo by Honey Nixon)

If you find the often-conflicting information about proper nutrition as bewildering as the difference between red and yellow onions, MTSU is offering an opportunity to clear up the confusion.

Dr. Elizabeth Ann “Liz” Smith, MTSU assistant professor of nutrition and food science

Dr. Elizabeth Ann “Liz” Smith

Senior dietetic students will provide free, individualized nutrition evaluations and coaching for the campus community in the university’s Cason-Kennedy Nursing Building.

The students are under the supervision of registered dietician Elizabeth Ann “Liz” Smith, an assistant professor of nutrition and food science in MTSU’s Department of Human Sciences.

Multiple one-hour sessions will be held at 4:45 p.m. and at 6 p.m. on four consecutive Thursdays — March 29, April 5, April 12 and April 19. March 29, unfortunately, already is completely booked. A few openings are available on April 5, and more are available on April 12 and 19.

Smith said she will obtain parking passes for any non-MTSU personnel who make appointments. A printable campus parking map is available at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParkingMap.

Department of Human Sciences logoSmith, who teaches an MTSU class called “Coaching and Counseling,” said she also will take the entire class to the Smyrna Trinity Christian Church at 1429 Lee Victory Parkway because so many congregants expressed interest in getting sound nutrition advice.

“We are very excited for this real-life, hands-on opportunity,” Smith said. “The senior dietetic students are really great students and will do a wonderful job working with the participants.”

For more information, or to make an appointment, contact Smith at elizabethann.smith@mtsu.edu.

— Gina K. Logue (gina.logue@mtsu.edu)

Fresh vegetables sit on the shelves of the commissary at the U.S. Army’s Camp Zama, Japan, during a 2017 Healthy Lifestyles event in this file photo. MTSU dietetics students are providing free personalized nutrition counseling for the community each Thursday through April 19. (U.S. Army photo by Honey Nixon)

Fresh vegetables sit on the shelves of the commissary at the U.S. Army’s Camp Zama, Japan, during a 2017 Healthy Lifestyles event in this file photo. MTSU dietetics students are providing free personalized nutrition counseling for the Murfreesboro community each Thursday through April 19. (U.S. Army photo by Honey Nixon)


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