EatWell Webinar Series

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Access to healthy foods and beverages plays a vital role in our overall health and well-being. The Healthy Habits EatWell webinar series, which will take place at 12 p.m. every Thursday from March 10 to April 28, will feature registered dietitians and nutrition experts providing tips, resources, and support to faculty and staff to help you improve your health and quality of life through nutrition and healthy eating habits.

For questions, contact Julie Chobdee, Health & Well-Being Program Manager, at jchobdee@usc.edu.

Upcoming Sessions (1)

Week 1 (March 10, 12–12:50 p.m.)

Week 2 (March 17, 12-12:50 p.m.)

Week 5 (April 7, 12-12:50 p.m.)

Week 6 (April 14, 12-12:50 p.m.)

Week 7 (April 21, 12-12:50 p.m.)

Week 8 (April 28, 12-12:50 p.m.)

Upcoming sessions

Week 1: Celebrate a World of Flavors

March 10, 2022, 12–12:50 p.m.

In accordance with the National Nutrition Month theme this year to celebrate a world of flavors, we will highlight the unique, cultural variety of foods available to people from around the world and the health benefits of some spices used in these dishes.

Panelists

Farika Reyes
Farika Reyes
RD, CNSC

Clinical Inpatient Dietitian,
Keck Medicine of USC

Jaynita Patel
Jaynita Patel
MS, RDN, CNSC

Clinical Cardiothoracic Transplant Dietitian,
Keck Medicine of USC


Week 2: Eating Greens and More!

March 17, 2022 (Saint Patrick’s Day), 12–12:50 p.m.

Eat green! In honor of St. Patty’s Day, we will highlight eating greens as well as other important nutrients and ways to incorporate them into your daily eating plan.

Panelists

Cecilia Fei
Cecilia Fei
RD, CNSC

Registered Dietitian,
Clinical Nutrition, Keck Medicine of USC

Lisa Statner
Lisa Statner
MS, RDN

Outpatient Oncology Dietitian,
USC Norris Cancer Hospital


Week 3: Eat Like a Champ: How to Fuel for the Everyday Athlete

March 24, 2022, 12–12:50 p.m.

Not an elite athlete? No problem. Learn how to fuel like one to reach your maximum potential.

Panelists

Katie Valdes
Katie Valdes
MS, RD, CSSD

Director of Performance Nutrition,
USC Athletics

Lily V. Reisinger
Lily V. Reisinger
Masters of Science

Candidate & Dietetic Intern,
USC Leonard Davis


Week 4: Sorting Out Popular Diets and Social Media Influences on Diet Culture

March 31, 2022, 12–12:50 p.m.

Confused about all the nutrition information you hear and read about? This session will help you navigate the many “diets” and social media messages about food and nutrition.

Panelists

Jenny Frutchey
Jenny Frutchey
MPH, RD, CSO, CNSC

Assistant Director of Clinical Nutrition,
Keck Medicine of USC

Brittany Gurney
Brittany Gurney
MS, RD, CNSC

Outpatient Dietitian,
Clinical Nutrition, Keck Medicine of USC


Week 5: Quick and Healthy Meals for Busy Schedules

April 7, 2022, 12–12:50 p.m.

This session will provide strategies for busy people with busy schedules, such as ideas for quick and healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, along with cooking and preparation tips.

Panelists

Lindsey Pine
Lindsey Pine
MS, RDN, CLT

Registered Dietitian,
USC Hospitality

Michelle Smith
Michelle Smith
RD, CDN, CSOWM

Bariatric Dietitian,
Keck Medicine of USC


Week 6: Food and Mood and Mindful Eating

April 14, 2022, 12–12:50 p.m.

Certain foods and eating patterns can impact our mood and energy levels. Learn more about eating patterns to promote a better mood, sustained energy, and ways to eat more mindfully.

Panelists

Laura Kauffman
Laura Kauffman
MS, RDN

Outpatient Clinical Dietitian,
Keck Medicine of USC

Lisa Statner
Lisa Statner
MS, RDN

Outpatient Oncology Dietitian,
USC Norris Cancer Hospital


Week 7: Eating Sustainably

April 21, 2022, 12–12:50 p.m.

Eat sustainably in celebration of Earth Week. Sustainable eating is about choosing foods that are healthful to our environment, bodies, and budget.

Panelist

Michelle D. Katz
Michelle D. Katz
MS, RD, MPH, CHES

Registered Dietitian and Certified Health Educator,
USC Student Health Keck Medicine of USC

Patrice Barber
Patrice Barber
RD

Registered Dietitian
USC Student Health Keck Medicine of USC


Week 8: Nutrition for Health and Longevity

April 28, 2022, 12–12:50 p.m.

You are what you eat. Learn ways to eat to live healthier and longer. Find out more about the Blue Zones, with a focus on the Mediterranean, Adventist, and Okinawan ways of eating and living, and the latest on nutrition research related to healthy aging.

Panelists

Frida Hovik
Frida Hovik
MS

Ph.D. Candidate,
The USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Joy Liu
Joy Liu
MS, RDN

Abdominal Organ Transplant Dietitian,
USC Transplant Institute

Susan Kim
Susan Kim
MS, RDN, CCTD

Clinical Nutrition & Wellness Manager,
USC Transplant Institute

Previous Sessions (8)

Week 1: Celebrate a World of Flavors

March 10, 2022, 12–12:50 p.m.

In accordance with the National Nutrition Month theme this year to celebrate a world of flavors, we will highlight the unique, cultural variety of foods available to people from around the world and the health benefits of some spices used in these dishes.

View Recording

Week 2: Eating Greens and More!

March 17, 2022 (Saint Patrick’s Day), 12–12:50 p.m.

Eat green! In honor of St. Patty’s Day, we will highlight eating greens as well as other important nutrients and ways to incorporate them into your daily eating plan.

View Recording

Week 3: Eat Like a Champ: How to Fuel for the Everyday Athlete

March 24, 2022, 12–12:50 p.m.

Not an elite athlete? No problem. Learn how to fuel like one to reach your maximum potential.

View Recording

Week 4: Sorting Out Popular Diets and Social Media Influences on Diet Culture

March 31, 2022, 12–12:50 p.m.

Confused about all the nutrition information you hear and read about? This session will help you navigate the many “diets” and social media messages about food and nutrition.

View Recording

Week 5: Quick and Healthy Meals for Busy Schedules

April 7, 2022, 12–12:50 p.m.

This session will provide strategies for busy people with busy schedules, such as ideas for quick and healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, along with cooking and preparation tips.

View Recording

Week 6: Food and Mood and Mindful Eating

April 14, 2022, 12–12:50 p.m.

Certain foods and eating patterns can impact our mood and energy levels. Learn more about eating patterns to promote a better mood, sustained energy, and ways to eat more mindfully.

View Recording

Week 7: Eating Sustainably

April 21, 2022, 12–12:50 p.m.

Eat sustainably in celebration of Earth Week. Sustainable eating is about choosing foods that are healthful to our environment, bodies, and budget.

View Recording

Week 8: Nutrition for Health and Longevity

April 28, 2022, 12–12:50 p.m.

You are what you eat. Learn ways to eat to live healthier and longer. Find out more about the Blue Zones, with a focus on the Mediterranean, Adventist, and Okinawan ways of eating and living, and the latest on nutrition research related to healthy aging.

View Recording

Meet the Healthy Habits EatWell Team

Lara Hilton

Lara Hilton

Director,
USC WorkWell Center

Julie Chobdee

Julie Chobdee

Health & Well-being Program Manager,
USC WorkWell Center

Suzanne Huynh

Suzzane Huynh

Health & Well-being Coordinator,
USC WorkWell Center

Karla Sifuentes

Karla Sifuentes

Communications / Marketing Intern,
USC WorkWell Center

Bernifka Saint Jean

Bernifka Saint Jean

Communications / Marketing Intern,
USC WorkWell Center

Brittany Kwong

Brittany Kwong

Nutrition Intern,
USC WorkWell Center

Morgan Michalak

Morgan Michalak

Nutrition Intern,
USC WorkWell Center

Rachel Arnold

Rachel Arnold

Nutrition Intern,
USC WorkWell Center

The series is sponsored by the WorkWell Center in partnership with:

  • Clinical Nutrition at Keck Medicine of USC
  • Keck School of Medicine
  • USC Athletics
  • USC Hospitality
  • USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
  • USC Student Health Center/Keck Medicine of USC
  • USC Transplant Institute/Keck Medicine of USC